Exam Results

SCIS Schools' Exam Performance

Latest Exam Results

  • 93% of candidates in mainstream S5 achieved A-C passes at Higher of which 55% gained A grades
  • 93% of candidates in mainstream S6 achieved A-C passes at Advanced Higher of which 51% gained A grades
  • The number of pupils achieving A-C pass rates in the new National 5 exam reached 93% of entries
  • 16.2% of all Advanced Higher entries came from a SCIS school

Table of Exam Results

Each year SCIS publishes a table of exam results from its member schools, with schools listed in alphabetical order.

Schools are not ranked in any form of league table and efforts to draw meaningful comparisons between schools' performance are discouraged because:schools offer different qualifications

  • schools have different presentation policies on entering pupils for exams at different stages depending on what they judge to be in the best interests of their pupils
  • the cohort of pupils sitting exams varies widely from school to school
  • league tables do not reflect successful appeals (where grades and pass rates have improved)
  • some schools are academically selective while others admit pupils of mixed abilities
  • research carried out by SCIS consistently indicates that exam success is only one of a number of factors considered by parents when choosing an independent school.

Parents are likely to gain a more accurate understanding of a school's exam performance by asking, for instance, about its leaver destinations and the proportion of pupils who secured a place at their first choice of university.