Result!


It's exam results day in Scotland. 160,000 students receive their Advanced Highers, Highers, Intermediate, Standard Grade and Access results in the post today. These are the major school exams, used among other things for university entry.

Some 30,000 received their results by text yesterday, in error. The results are meant to come out on the same day by text, email and post, but those who had signed up to the text service were surprised to find a message with their results beeping on their phones yesterday afternoon. Cue much media sound and fury, even though the results themselves were accurate and no applicants were disadvanted in their university application by the phased release, because the universities already had all the results.

Among the early batch was my daughter, who received her Highers results. Below is a close-up of her certificate which arrived today. The Highers she sat this year are the first five in the list, and there then follow last year's results for the remaining eight grades.



Needless to say she's delighted, and so are we. Next up for her last year at school, Advanced Highers in History, Modern Studies and Music.

Comments

  1. Congratulations to your daughter. Your school system sounds a bit different then ours. Of course we have SATs around our junior year of high school. If you do really well on them, you can pretty much get into any college of your choice. I don't remember how mine went. I know I did better than I expected.

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  2. Incredible. You must all be so proud (and relieved that you're past this bit).

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  3. What are Modern Studies? Is that technology? Or current events? Just curious.

    Great job to your daughter!

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  4. Congratulations to the student! A well deserved reason for celebration!

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  5. Thanks for all the kind words. I am just getting back into blogging after a holiday break, so am a bit rusty!

    Yes, they're a great set of results, but university entry is by no means a foregone conclusion. The subject my daughter wants to study, and the universities she wants to apply to, are heavily over-subscribed, so she will still need to convince the selectors that she's a good candidate by displaying passion for the subject in her application.

    Alli, Modern Studies is really social and political studies. I don't know why they don't just call it that.

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  6. Excellent results indeed! You must be so proud and happy.

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  7. well done to your daughter! those are very good marks. I wish her well in getting into the universities and studies that she wants to do.

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  8. Higher Italian and Higher Music. Mi piace molto!

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  9. Those are some serious results. You must be proud.

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  10. Congratulations to your daughter, that's a great set of results.

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  11. Best wishes for your daughter!

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  12. Congratulations to her. She has done spectacularly well!

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  13. Stunning results in enticing subjects! She's well on her way to uni, I'd say, though nothing can be taken for granted these days. Still, you can all sit back and enjoy the perfectly splendid moment!

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  14. Thank you, all! We are still delighted! Daughter is away doing conservation work this week, , and I'm sure the results are adding to a happy holiday for her.

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  15. What fantastic grades, Linda. She is certainly on her way to great things. Congratulations to you and her.

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  16. I don't know how I missed this post - a very belated congratulations to your daughter and also to you as I'm sure you were the best cheerleader anyone could have! Fingers crossed for the university place now.

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  17. Many congratulations to your daughter, Linda, she's done so well. Good luck to her for the coming year too, the hard work doesn't stop here, does it?

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