Praise for pupils in exam success story

Following the news that Fife students had bucked the trend for a slight drop in grades, the area’s headteachers have praised students for their performance this year.

Waid Academy rector Iain Hughes and Buckhaven High head Grant Whytock congratulated the school pupils on their successes during this year’s exam period.

At Waid Academy, 100 per cent of S4 pupils achieved five or more awards at the new National level, with many successful at gaining seven National 5 certificates. There was also a welcome improvement at Higher level.

Rector Iain Hughes commented: “This year’s results reflect the hard work of both pupils and staff but also the strong support of parents and carers.”

At Buckhaven High School, 94 per cent of pupils in S4 were successful in gaining the new qualifications at National 4 and National 5. In S5, the number of pupils gaining five, as well as three or more, awards at Higher level has increased, while 25 S6 pupils achieved awards at Advanced Higher level.

Grant Whytock, headteacher, said: “We at Buckhaven High are very pleased with the results at the end of a challenging year. Staff and pupils should be congratulated on all the hard work and effort put into preparing for these exams.”

It was revealed last week following results day across Scotland that Fife students had bucked the trend for a decrease in grades.

At the time of going to press, Kirkland High School head teacher Ronnie Ross was unavailable for comment.