Scotland's 2011 exam results. Congratulations to Scottish students!

by Sara

First Tutors would like to congratulate the young Scottish students who have received their much awaited exam results. Well done!

Today, Education Secretary Mike Russell praised the hard work and achievement of young people across Scotland. Although the number of young people sitting exams has fallen, pass rates for Standard Grade and Higher results have hit a record high.

The Higher pass rate stood at 75.2%, an increase of 0.5% on the previous year, with the figure for Advanced Highers at 79.3%, up 1.8%.

There was also in increase in the number of pupils studying for the new Scottish Baccalaureate qualifications in science and languages - 175, compared with 138 last year.

2011 exam pass rates Advanced Higher: 79.3% (+1.8) Higher: 75.2% (+0.5) Intermediate 2: 80.3% (+1.3) Intermediate 1: 76.0% (+3.2) Standard Grade: 98.5% (no change) Access 3: 91.9% (+1.1) Access 2: 62.5% (-0.3) Scottish Baccalaureate: 80.5%

Mr. Russell said: "We've actually got an improvement in results in Scotland, that's a testimony, at bottom, to hard work. To young people who've worked very hard to get the results they need I'm very pleased, I congratulate them for that."

For those students who didn't receive quite such good news, we would like to tell them not to despair - help is always available. If you think you may need the assistance of a private tutor why not register with us for free and contact as many tutors as you wish to discuss your needs.