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Independent Scottish Schools by Highers

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2019 Results

A grade % Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £
1 80.00 The High School of Glasgow Day Co-ed 13,470
2 77.80 George Heriot's School Day Co-ed
3 74.00 St Aloysius' College Day Co-ed
4 67.80 Dollar Academy Both Co-ed 14,013 32,427
5 67.10 The Mary Erskine School Both Girls 12,423 24,927
6 67.00 Hutcheson's Grammar School Day Co-ed
7 66.90 George Watson's College Day Co-ed 13,170
8 66.00 The Edinburgh Academy Day Co-ed 14,823
9 63.60 St George's School for Girls - Edinburgh Both Girls 14,700 30,435
= 63.60 Stewart's Melville College Both Boys 12,423 24,927
11 60.00 Robert Gordon's College Day Co-ed 13,640
= 60.00 Kilgraston School Both Girls 18,180 33,555
13 57.00 High School of Dundee Day Co-ed
14 55.00 Wellington School, Ayr Day Co-ed
15 49.30 Edinburgh Steiner School Day Co-ed 9,716
16 43.00 Morrison's Academy Day Co-ed 13,971

This table lists the Top Scottish Schools doing Highers for 2019. These positions are compiled from the % of A 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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