For the third year in a row, results in Glasgow have improved across the board.

Figures from Glasgow City Council show the number of young people achieving one or more Advanced Higher in Glasgow has risen from 5% in 2007 to 11.5% in 2014.

At Higher level the number of young people passing three or more or five or more Highers by the end of S6 up by around 3%.

The National 5 qualification is said to be broadly equivalent to a Credit pass in a Standard Grade with the National 4 being the equivalent of a General level Standard Grade. Across the country as a whole, the pass rate for National 4 courses was 93%, while the pass rate for the more academically advanced National 5 courses was 81.1%. National 5 candidates who pass will receive an A, B or C grade while National 4 candidates simply pass or fail.

A special ‘Secure your Future’ event has been organised for the first time this year and takes place on Thursday 8 August in Glasgow City Chambers from 11am – 4pm.

Experienced personnel from training providers, colleges and voluntary organisations will be on hand to offer advice to young people who are still considering their choices.

There will be the opportunity to get help with interviews, careers and training advice, employment support and details of Commonwealth Apprentices Initiative (CAI) vacancies.

Young people can either come along on the day or call 0141 287 7282 or email for more details.



Skills Development Scotland (SDS) have an exam results helpline on 0808 100 8000 for pupils and parents. They can also be contacted on Twitter and Facebook. Plus, there’s post-results info on their My World of Work website.

The helpline will be open from 8am until 8pm on August 5 and 6 and from 9am until 5pm until August 13.

Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA)

Glasgow City Council: ‘Best results ever for Glasgow’

Evening Times: ‘Exam results are in and pupils are a class act!’

BBC News: ‘First candidates receive new school qualifications’