Exam Results

Like most schools in Scotland, Dollar Academy follows the Scottish Curriculum, administered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). These qualifications are highly valued by universities across the UK and Europe.

The system is similar, in many respects, to the English A-level system with a broad range of subjects being studied up until age 16, followed by Higher examinations in five subjects in the penultimate year and, typically, Advanced Higher examinations in three subjects in the final year.

Analysis 2018

Pupils in Form VI attained a remarkable pass rate of 96% at Advanced Higher, with 63% of these at A grade. This is an increase in the A-grade rate of 8% compared with last year and is a school record by a comfortable margin. The SQA Advanced Higher qualification is highly regarded internationally, with an A-grade equivalent to an A* grade at A-level. In Form V, the pass rate at Higher was 95% with 63% of passes at grade A with an excellent 43 pupils gaining at least 5 A-grades, the second-highest figure on record. New records were set by Form IV at National 5, with a pass rate of 97% and with 77% of passes at A-grade. The record A-grade rate at National 5 was up 4% on the excellent figures achieved in 2017 and 2016, a significant development.

View results below and download a pdf version here.

Summary of Results

2018

Year Group

Total Pupils in Year

Examination

Number of Candidates

Total Presentations

A

B

C

Form VI

147

Advanced Higher

130

290

155

(63%)

 

70

(24%)

32

(11%)

Form V

158

Higher

160

759

473

(63%)

184

(24%)

81

(11%)

 

Exam Results 2018

2017

Year Group

Total Pupils in Year

Examination

Number of Candidates

Total Presentations

A

B

C

Form VI

132

Advanced Higher

123

290

155

(54%)

 

75

(26%)

45

(16%)

Form V

167

Higher

167

793

529

(67%)

160

(20%)

70

(9%)

 

2016

 Year/  Exam

No of Pupils

Total Exams  

 A

 B

 C

 Form VI

AH

 131

 320

 182 (57%)

 72 (23%)

 42 (13%)

 

Form V

H

 151

 743

 442 (59%)

 197 (27%)

 68   (9%)