8th August 2019 — Pupils and teachers from Scotland’s oldest girls’ school are today celebrating another year of impressive achievement following the publication of SQA examination results.
Pupils in S4 have impressed with a 95% pass rate (A-C) at National 5 with 85% of grades at A or B level. The school attained a 97% pass rate (A-C) at Higher level for S5 pupils with 89% of grades at A or B level.
Exceptional results at Advanced Higher were demonstrated by the pass rate of 99% (A-C grade) and with 93% of grades awarded at A or B level.
Head teacher Anna Tomlinson said: “We are very proud of the achievements of our girls and extend particularly warm wishes to our sixth year leavers who are now taking up places at an impressive range of universities to study subjects as diverse as medicine, veterinary medicine, economics, engineering and computer science, to name but a few.
“Two of our leavers are heading off to the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland to pursue their musical passions, while several talented artists will begin their studies in Manchester and at Central St Martin’s School of Art in London. A significant proportion of leavers will be taking up places at the prestigious Russell Group of universities, including Oxford, Edinburgh and the London School of Economics.
“This year’s stunning results at all levels are testament to our pupils’ hard work, motivation and commitment, and, of course, to the dedication and skill of our teaching staff. The strength of our results and the diversity of destinations of leavers reflect the school’s commitment to knowing each girl well and to nurturing her individual talents and interests.
“While supporting each girl to be the best she can be academically is at the heart of a St Margaret’s education, we are committed to providing a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities to enhance and develop our girls’ interests and skills. Just last week, in partnership with the University of Aberdeen and BP, St Margaret’s facilitated a three day residential ‘Women in Engineering’ conference for girls from across the UK.
“When our existing pupils and many new girls return to school on 22nd August, we shall certainly have a lot to celebrate in all spheres of school life, and we look forward to working with every member of the St Margaret’s family to make the forthcoming academic session one of our most successful yet.”