Pass rates for National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers have increased to near record levels for any exam year since current qualifications were introduced.
The overall percentage of A grades is also higher than 2019, when exams were last held, and the number of skills-based qualifications, awards and certificates has increased to a near record 64,240.
Almost 138,000 learners have received Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) results last week – the highest number since 2017.
Commenting, Richard Thomson MP said:
“A big ‘well done’ to everyone who received their SQA results last week. For those who got the grades they wanted and know where they’re headed next, then great! But if not, remember there ‘No Wrong Path’ to your future and there is plenty of good advice available to help you on your next steps.
“While the results nationally show one of the strongest-ever set of results for any exam year, it needs to be borne in mind that this year was not a return to normality as far as schooling goes, so these results are particularly impressive.
“Pass rates for National 5s, Highers and Advanced Highers have increased compared with 2019, with A passes also up, and skills-based qualifications are close to the highest ever figure. I very much welcome the narrowing of the gap between attainment levels in the least and most deprived areas from the 2019 level. The approach to exams this year, which was informed by views from across the education system, as well as learners, has delivered a credible, consistent and fair set of results for our young people.”
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