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Independent Scottish Schools by Highers

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2018 Results

A + B % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 89.00 George Heriot's School Day Co-ed
2 87.90 St Aloysius' College Day Co-ed 12,825
3 87.27 The Glasgow Academy Day Co-ed 12,384
4 85.08 Dollar Academy Both Co-ed 13,095 30,303
5 84.24 High School of Dundee Day Co-ed 12,999
6 83.50 Kilgraston School Both Girls 17,640 32,580
7 82.18 Morrison's Academy Day Co-ed 12,996
8 80.02 George Watson's College Day Co-ed 13,170
9 79.00 Merchiston Castle School Both Boys 24,210 32,910
10 77.74 St George's School for Girls - Edinburgh Both Girls 13,875 29,010
11 77.17 Hamilton College Day Co-ed 9,900

This table lists the Top Scottish Schools doing Highers for 2018. These positions are compiled from the % of A + B grades scored at Highers. We use a minimum of 20 students for UK schools senior results. Scottish Advanced Highers are in a separate table.

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  1. 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.
  2. Sometimes grades improve as a result of appeals or remarks and we may update the data periodically, as long it does not distort the results of schools which have not given us their remarks. We encourage all schools to supply corrections or additions by contacting us at info@educationadvisers.co.uk.
  3. Exam results are not the only criteria by which to judge a school. Schools at the top of this table are very selective on their admissions. Be aware that your child may not necessarily thrive in a high pressure academic environment. Please contact us for advice on choosing the right school.
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