Independent Scottish Schools by Advanced Highers
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This table lists the top Scottish Independent Schools based on Advanced Highers results in 2018. These positions are compiled from the % of A + B grades scored at Advanced Highers. Note that this table EXCLUDES schools offering A levels in Scotland, which are included in a separate table. To qualify for inclusion there must be a minimum of 20 students in the cohort.
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|A + B %||Name||Day/Board||Boy/Girl||Day £||Board £|
|1||86.36||St George's School for Girls - Edinburgh||Both||Girls||13,875||29,010|
|2||86.00||George Heriot's School||Day||Co-ed|
|5||81.36||George Watson's College||Day||Co-ed||12,555|
|6||77.22||The Glasgow Academy||Day||Co-ed||12,384|
|7||74.44||High School of Dundee||Day||Co-ed||12,999|
|10||67.90||St Aloysius' College||Day||Co-ed||12,825|
- We make every effort to obtain results for every independent school, but there are sometimes a few gaps in our data, because the information is not freely available or because a school will not supply it. In most cases this applies to schools that would not appear in the top quartile of the table.
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