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Perth and Kinross pupils enjoy exams success

Attainment statistics published today by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) show young people in Perth and Kinross have performed well across a range of measures in their exams in 2023.

Early figures show that pupils in Perth and Kinross achieved 2654 National 4 awards, with an 82% pass rate and 6951 National 5 awards, a 92% success rate. 

At Higher (SCQF Level 6) qualifications, pupils in Perth and Kinross were awarded 3282 passes, achieving a 77% pass rate.  

At Advanced Higher (SCQF Level 7) there were 483 passes across our schools, with a pass rate of 77%. 

These results represent the culmination of many years of learning and endeavour on the part of so many young people. 

Young people should contact their school for advice and help if they have any concerns about their results. Further information is also available online from the SQA at their results support web pages which can be found at

 Sheena Devlin, Executive Director of Perth & Kinross Council's Education and Children's Services, said: "It is always great to see the successes of our children and young people rewarded on results day. These results are down to their hard work. 

"We would also like to thank all our teachers, school staff, parents and carers for their hard work and support. 

"For those who perhaps didn't get the results they wanted, advice and support is available both from their own school and a range of other sources."

Learning and Families Convener Councillor John Rebbeck added: "These results are a reflection of the effort put in by everyone in our school communities.

"It's worth remembering that everyone who sat exams this year had to endure the disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic and for them to do so well is testament to their hard work and dedication."

Last modified on 08 August 2023

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