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Farr High School tops Highland exam league


By Staff Reporter


From left, Farr High School’s top scoring S5 pupils – Alex Mackay, Portskerra, who hopes to study medicine; Lauren Mowatt, Portskerra, who is unsure of her future destination though it may include music; Mollie O’Brien, Melvich, who may aim for golf management and Erin Gunn, who is considering primary teaching.
From left, Farr High School’s top scoring S5 pupils – Alex Mackay, Portskerra, who hopes to study medicine; Lauren Mowatt, Portskerra, who is unsure of her future destination though it may include music; Mollie O’Brien, Melvich, who may aim for golf management and Erin Gunn, who is considering primary teaching.

Farr High School’s senior pupils performed very well at all levels in this year’s diet of SQA examinations.

This was particularly evident at both Higher level, where 71 per cent of 6th year pupils attained three or more awards at A-C, and at Advanced Higher where 43 per cent gained one or more awards.

These percentages placed Farr at the top of the league where Highland schools are concerned.

Within this, three of the school’s seven S6 pupils left with five or more Higher qualifications and all had at least one award at that level.

In S5 four pupils attained five Higher awards with two also gaining A grades in Advanced Higher music having passed their music Higher in the previous year.

One S5 pupil achieved five Highers at A1 and one S6 pupil accumulated an identical score.

Outcomes at fourth year in National 4 and 5, the equivalents of the old General and Credit Standard Grades, were also gratifying.

This included one pupil who gained six A grades at National 5, plus an A in Higher music.

All pupils gained national qualifications in maths and English, a key Scottish Government target.

And all the pupils in S5 have gained at least Level 5, equivalent to a credit pass in Standard Grade, in literacy.

The top scoring S6 leaver gained six As at National 5 in S4, five As in Higher in S5 and three As in Advanced Higher in S6.

Katherine Wood, head teacher at Farr School Campus said: “We are delighted that our students have reaped the rewards of all their hard work and are very proud of their achievements.

“Our staff continue to go the extra mile, doing all they can to support and encourage our students through the qualification system and beyond.

“We wish those who have left school well and look forward to hearing about how they get on with this next stage of theirjourney.”



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