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Hurtwood House - a top co-ed boarding school

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Cardiff Sixth Form College - Top Independent School and Top 6th Form College

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Hurtwood House

Sevenoaks - a top IB School

Sevenoaks - a top IB School

Tonbridge School - a top boys' boarding school

Tonbridge School - a top boys' boarding school

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Brighton College - a top co-ed boarding school

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Woldingham School

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The Cheltenham Ladies' College - a top girls' boarding school

Best Scottish Schools by Advanced Highers

In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top 30 Scottish Schools doing Advanced Highers for 2014. These positions are compiled from the % of A + B grades scored at Advanced Highers. Note that this table EXCLUDES schools taking A / AS levels in Scotland, which are included in a separate table for Scottish schools. We use a minimum of 20 students for UK schools senior results.

Click on the name of a school to find out its type, contact details, day or boarding and the annual fees.

A + B % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 87.39 St George's School for Girls - Edinburgh Both Girls
2 86.21 George Heriot's School - Edinburgh Day Co-ed
3 84.27 Glasgow High School Day Co-ed
4 83.10 St Margaret's School for Girls - Aberdeen Day Girls
5 83.09 Dundee - High School of Day Co-ed
6 82.47 St Columba's School - Kilmacolm Day Co-ed
7 81.82 Wellington School - Ayr Day Co-ed
8 80.67 Stewart's Melville College - Edinburgh Both Boys
9 79.31 Kelvinside Academy - Glasgow Day Co-ed
10 79.28 Mary Erskine School - Edinburgh Both Girls
11 78.66 Dollar Academy - Clackmannanshire Both Co-ed
12 78.23 George Watson's College - Edinburgh Day Co-ed 10,419
13 76.19 Craigholme School - Glasgow Day Girls
14 75.00 Morrison's Academy - Crieff Day Co-ed
15 74.48 Hutcheson's Grammar School Day Co-ed
16 73.33 Glasgow Academy Day Co-ed
= 73.33 Kilgraston School - Perth Both Girls 15,675 27,525
18 73.10 Albyn School - Aberdeen Day Co-ed
19 72.14 Robert Gordon's College - Aberdeen Day Co-ed
20 66.67 Lomond School - Helensburgh Both Co-ed
21 64.58 Hamilton College Day Co-ed

Note 1. Sometimes there are a few gaps in our data, because the information is not freely available or a school will not supply it. In general this applies to lower graded schools in the TOP 30. Sometimes grades improve as a result of appeals on exam results and we may update the data periodically, unless it prejudices schools which have not supplied remarks. We encourage all schools to supply corrections or additions (click here)

Note 2. We do not include results for schools with less than 20 candidates.

Note 3. Exam results are not the only criteria by which to judge a school (read our eGuide on selection factors click here). Indeed some of the schools in this TOP 30 table are quite selective on their admissions. Be aware your child may not necessarily thrive in a high pressure academic environment - take our advice.

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