Exam league tables

ABERDEENSHIRE Secondary Schools are out performing schools in the rest of the country as pass rates in the area have reached the highest in five years.

Figures released last week have shown that secondary pupils in Aberdeenshire are out-performing those in the rest of Scotland.

The figures, which were released as part of this year’s School league table, show attainment and results for pupils in S4, S5 and S6 along with the numbers of school leavers who continue onto further education.

Across the board average figures for Aberdeenshire are higher than those for the rest of Scotland.

Mackie Academy has one of the highest percentages of pupils going onto higher and furhter education with 77%. This is only beaten by Banchory Academy at 78%. The Scottish average is 63% and the average for Aberdeenshire is 65%. Portlethen Academy came above the National average with 67% and Mearns Academy came slightly below National average at 57%.

Mackie Academy continued to beat the National and Aberdeenshire averages for exam results.

The Aberdeenshire average for S4 pupils gaining five or more Standard grade awards at level four or above is 82% this is above the Scottish average of 78%. Mackie Academy is performing above both of these averages with 96% of s4’s achieveing this Portlethen Academy is 96% and Mearns Academy is 82%. Mackie academy is also above average with 35% of School role attaining 3 or more highers with 35%, Portlethen Academy is 21% and Mearns Academy is 33% the Aberdeenshire average is 29% and Scottish average is 26%.