Celebrating another solid set of exam results for East Dunbartonshire pupils


Tuesday, 7 August, 2018


SQA exam results published today (Tuesday) show a continued good performance for pupils across East Dunbartonshire’s eight secondary schools*.

Across the year groups, the results show sustained achievement with the numbers of pupils gaining National 5, Highers and Advanced Highers holding steady or increasing from 2017.

Education Convener, Councillor Jim Goodall, welcomed the results and said, “The overall picture in East Dunbartonshire is a very positive one with hundreds of students achieving excellent results. I’d like to congratulate them on their success, following months of hard work. My thanks to the staff in our schools and also to parents, carers and families for their continued support of students.”

Initial results from the early raw data show:



2018 DIET

2017 DIET

2016 DIET



Percentage of S4 Roll Achieving

Percentage of S4 Roll Achieving

Percentage of S4 Roll Achieving






S6 Pupils





1+ Level 7

Advanced Higher level




3+ Level 6

Higher level and above









S5 Pupils





1+ Level 6

Higher level and above




3+ Level 6

Higher level and above




5+ Level 6

Higher level and above









S4 Pupils





5+ Level 5

Examinations at National 5





The stand-out results of the year in East Dunbartonshire came from Douglas Academy which recorded the area’s best results and the school’s best ever outcomes:

  • 87% of S5 pupils attained at least one Higher (up 8%)
  • 74% of S5 pupils attained 3+ Highers (up 15%)
  • 52% of S5 pupils attained 5+ Highers (up 19%)

Despite the area’s overall encouraging statistics Councillor Goodall said, “I am aware, however, that not everyone will have received the news they wanted today. School staff are on hand to work with young people to plan their next steps and the Skills Development Scotland Exam Helpline will also be open.”

The Skills Development Scotland’s Exam Results Helpline will be open from 8am-8pm on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 August and then from 9am-5pm from 9-15 August. Young people can call 0808 100 8000 to speak to qualified careers advisers.

*East Dunbartonshire’s secondary schools are: Bishopbriggs Academy, Bearsden Academy, Boclair Academy, Douglas Academy, Kirkintilloch High School, Lenzie Academy, St. Ninian’s High School and Turnbull High School.


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