SNP - Tom Wills

Last year’s exams

SHETLAND’S schools had another good year in 2011 at the exam table, according to figures being presented to Shetland Islands Council’s families and education committee on Wednesday.

A total of 619 students sat 3,433 exams last year with:

87 per cent of advanced higher students achieving grade C or better in at least one subject (up from 67 per cent in 2010);
80 per cent of higher level students achieving grade C or better in at least one subject (same as 2010);
five per cent of higher candidates achieving at least one A grade (same as 2010);
60 per cent of standard grade candidates achieving a credit grade or better in at least one subject (58 per cent in 2010);
84 per cent of Intermediate 2 candidates achieving grade C or better in at least one subject (up to 2 per cent on 2010);
a four per cent increase in people achieving at least one A grade at Internediate 2.

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