In this section we give you our own assessment of the Top 30 Scottish Schools doing Highers for 2016. 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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|A + B %||Name||Day/Board||Boy/Girl||Day £||Board £|
|1||86.89||St Aloysius' College - Glasgow||Day||Co-ed|
|2||86.73||St Margaret's School for Girls - Aberdeen||Day||Girls|
|3||85.94||Mary Erskine School - Edinburgh||Both||Girls||10,917||21,905|
|4||84.45||Hutcheson's Grammar School||Day||Co-ed|
|5||83.99||George Heriot's School - Edinburgh||Day||Co-ed|
|6||83.39||Dundee - High School of||Day||Co-ed|
|7||83.08||Glasgow High School||Day||Co-ed|
|9||81.37||Dollar Academy - Clackmannanshire||Both||Co-ed|
|=||81.37||Robert Gordon's College - Aberdeen||Day||Co-ed|
|11||81.06||Morrison's Academy - Crieff||Day||Co-ed|
|12||80.79||Albyn School - Aberdeen||Day||Co-ed|
|13||79.68||Stewart's Melville College - Edinburgh||Both||Boys||10,917||21,903|
|14||79.53||St George's School for Girls - Edinburgh||Both||Girls||12,960||27,090|
|15||78.66||Craigholme School - Glasgow||Day||Girls|
|16||78.00||Wellington School - Ayr||Day||Co-ed|
|18||75.99||George Watson's College - Edinburgh||Day||Co-ed||11,577|
|20||74.88||Kilgraston School - Perth||Both||Girls||16,470||28,140|
|21||74.31||Kelvinside Academy - Glasgow||Day||Co-ed|
|22||65.24||Lomond School - Helensburgh||Both||Co-ed|
|23||63.70||Belmont House School - Renfrewshire||Day||Co-ed|
|24||62.71||Merchiston Castle School - Edinburgh||Both||Boys||22,710||30,660|
|25||60.64||Lathallan School - Montrose||Both (wkly boarding only)||Co-ed|
|26||53.96||Beaconhurst School - Stirling||Day||Co-ed|
|27||38.51||Strathallan School - Perth||Both||Co-ed||21,114||31,116|
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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