Record results for Advanced Higher

Posted: Tuesday 7 August 2018


Pupils, parents and staff at Robert Gordon's College are delighted to see strong examination results continue at all levels from S4 to S6, with S6 producing a record breaking year of Advanced Higher and also Higher results.

In S6, half of all Advanced Higher Grades were at A (49%) and three quarters (76%) at A or B. A record 62 pupils gained three or more Advanced Higher grades at A in their final year at school. In S5, 8 out of 10 Higher grades achieved A or B (81%), with a similar performance at National 5 in S4 (85% A-B grades).

In their final S6 Year it was excellent to note that three pupils gained all four of their Advanced Highers at A grade, with a record 59 pupils gaining all three Advanced Highers at A grade. Three S6 pupils secured their place at either Oxford or Cambridge, (Ross to study Biochemistry at Oxford, Marcus to study Computer Science at Cambridge and Thomas to study Chemical Engineering at Cambridge), with a further eight pupils securing places across the UK to study Medicine. Three S6 pupils have gained places at top Musical Theatre academies in London, Kendall to American Academy of Dramatic Arts, Charlotte studying BA Honours Degree in Actor Musician at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and Anna is off to Emil Dale.

Anisha (S6) said: “I am delighted to have achieved the grades I required to study dentistry at the University of Dundee. I’ve secured my accommodation as well so things are becoming very real now! I was very ill all of last year, so to finally have my future set is a huge relief!”

Kirsty (S5) added: "Waking up this morning to receive my results has been a big relief and I am now even more excited for the year ahead. My grades stand me in good stead to apply to medicine this year but there are still many more challenges ahead meaning this coming year I will have to work hard to achieve my goals. I am relishing the prospect of being School Captain with Rohan and I am sure it will be a fantastic year.”

Leaving Schoolhill for Oxford, Ross (S6) highlighted: “I have worked really hard over the past year and I am so happy that this hard work has paid off. I am looking forward to the great opportunity of studying at Oxford University, which will be a life changing experience. It has been difficult balancing academics and British level Tennis but through hard work I have achieved my goals.”

Mr Mills, Head of College commented: “These are very strong achievements which all involved should feel very proud of. Pupils at all levels have worked extremely hard, with the support of their teachers, to achieve highly commendable examination results that will enable them to proceed to a wide range of first class university destinations and courses. It is very encouraging to see the extremely broad and strong range of final university destinations awaiting our S6 leavers who have obtained a record set of grades in their Advanced Highers and Highers this year. We send many congratulations to all the pupils who have worked so hard and gained their best results in their examinations this year.”

Mr Fish, Head of S6 said: "I'm so delighted for our pupils in S6 who have achieved a record set of results in their exams. It is a real credit to them that they have worked so hard to pursue their individual ambitions to follow an incredibly wide range of options after school. Amongst them are future lawyers, doctors and engineers; but also actors, musicians and landscape designers. Congratulations to all!"

Mrs Cowie, Head of S5 shared: "Well done to all our pupils: we are incredibly proud of all their achievements. Our pupils have worked extremely hard and we are delighted that their diligence has paid off. Robert Gordon's College is a community and these wonderful Higher results would not be possible without our dedicated staff, supportive families and fantastic pupils."

Mr Elder, Head of Senior School summarised: "The great thing about today's exam results is that they are a natural outcome of the skills, abilities, dedication and perseverance of our senior pupils, who have been spurred on and inspired by the support, encouragement and expertise of their teachers. It has been particularly uplifting this year to see that a number of our S6 leavers have achieved some extremely demanding university entrance conditions that had been set for them."