Nearly 100 Glasgow City Council sixth-year pupils from across 18 Glasgow secondary schools were presented for the exams in 2014 with 74% achieving a pass at an A, B, or C grade.
Speaking at an event to celebrate the successful first year, Eleanor Wilson, Director of the University’s UK Recruitment and Outreach Department, which runs the Hub, said: “The Advanced Higher Hub builds on GCU’s University for the Common Good commitment and it is our aim to raise aspirations and widen access to higher education for pupils in the city.
“The number of pupils achieving success is testament to the hard work of the Hub teaching staff and the support received from Glasgow City Council. The Hub works to complement and supplement provision across the city.”
One of the former pupils, Adela Beloucif, who is now studying Neurosciences and Psychology at the University of Glasgow, said: “One of the surprising advantages of coming to the Hub was that it offers a university environment. We used the libraries, laboratories, online resources; it was a great chance to get used to university.”
It is the first project in Scotland to employ school teachers on a university campus. Now entering its second year, the Hub is working in partnership with 21 Glasgow City Council Schools supporting the Advanced Higher studies of 156 young people.
The Hub will continue to build on the success of the first year and due to demand has expanded Advanced Higher provision in the STEM subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics.
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