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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 2013. 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 89.77 St George's School for Girls - Edinburgh Both Girls 11,805 24,315
2 88.33 Wellington School - Ayr Day Co-ed
3 84.92 Dundee - High School of Day Co-ed
4 83.33 Kilgraston School - Perth Both Girls
5 83.11 George Watson's College - Edinburgh Day Co-ed 10,419
6 82.65 St Columba's School - Kilmacolm Day Co-ed
7 82.61 George Heriot's School - Edinburgh Day Co-ed
8 80.55 St Mary's Music School - Edinburgh Both Co-ed
9 80.21 Glasgow High School Day Co-ed
10 79.19 Glasgow Academy Day Co-ed
11 77.78 Morrison's Academy - Crieff Day Co-ed
12 76.43 Hutcheson's Grammar School Day Co-ed
13 75.30 Dollar Academy - Clackmannanshire Both Co-ed
14 75.00 Mary Erskine School - Edinburgh Both Girls
15 73.61 St Aloysius' College - Glasgow Day Co-ed
16 73.25 Robert Gordon's College - Aberdeen Day Co-ed
17 73.21 St Margaret's School for Girls - Aberdeen Day Girls
18 71.43 Lomond School - Helensburgh Both Co-ed
19 70.75 Stewart's Melville College - Edinburgh Both Boys
20 69.62 Albyn School - Aberdeen Day Co-ed
21 60.34 Hamilton College Day Co-ed
22 58.02 Kelvinside Academy - Glasgow 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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