Approximately 136,500 exam results for National 4 and 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers were released on Tuesday, 8th August, showing similar results to 2016. The Scottish Qualifications Authority said the results were evidence of a stable system, reported the BBC.
Some of the results revealed:
- the number of passes at Higher level was 150,010, the third year in a row it has topped 150,000.
- the proportion of A-C Higher passes also fell very slightly from 77.2% last year to 77%.
- the number of National 4 entries fell significantly to 116,000 compared to 123,000 last year.
Education Secretary John Swinney, explained: “We expect to see small variations in pass rates year-on-year, which demonstrate the high standards, strength and integrity of our national qualifications. This is of paramount importance.”
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