A Level Results Day

The 14/15 academic year has formally closed with a continued increase in both A2 and GCSE results A*- C, testament to the hard work of the teachers and pupils in this school. A2 results have increased by 4%, while the most significant increases at GCSE level are at A*(up 2.8%) and A*- A (up 6.6%).

A level

Daniel Orr and Zack Slevin were the highest performing pupils at A2, with 3A* and 1 A grade each. Daniel will now study Economics at London School of Economics and Zack will be attending Dundee University to study Medicine.

Jack Spence achieved 3A* grades and will be studying Dentistry at Dundee University. Ross McCabrey also obtained 3A* grades and has been awarded a five year scholarship through the University of Aberdeen in conjunction with a major oil company Talisman Sinopec to study his MEng Petroleum Engineering degree. This is an outstanding achievement as he competed against hundreds of other students across the United Kingdom who had also applied for one of two places available.

Other notable achievements were:

Andrew Craig – 2A*, 1A
Jack Hanna – 3A
Jeswin Kunjachan – 3A
Will Logan – 3A
William Martin – 3A
Harry McGreevy – 3A
Lee Puckrin – 3A
Patrick Cameron – 2A, 1B
Daniel Cavan – 1A*, 2A, 1B
Robert Gamble – 2A, 1B
Jamie Hamilton – 1A*, 2A
Corey McAleese – 2A, 1B
Chris McNab – 2A, 1B
Jack McNeill – 2A, 1B
Ross Miller – 2A, 1B
Aaron Monson – 2A, 1B
Jack Strain – 2A, 1B
Stuart Walker – 2A, 1B

Special mention should be given to Mrs McDermott and her two A2 pupils, Philip McAllister and Jamie Hamilton, who both achieved A* grades, all the more commendable as she has been teaching these two pupils in her own time outside of the normal timetable for the past two years.


GCSE performance was outstanding at the top end. Matthew Graham achieved 9.5 A* grades, closely followed by Matthew Agnew and Mark Hamilton with 8.5 A* and 1 A grade and 8A* and 1.5 A grades respectively.

Other notable achievements were:

Craig McMeehan – 7.5A*, 2A
Bertie Parkinson – 7.5A*, 2A
Charlie Blair – 6.5A*, 3A
Patrick Eves – 6.5A*, 3A
Peter Black – 5.5A*, 4A
Reece Simpson – 4.5A*, 3A, 2B
Callum Houston – 4A*, 3.5A, 2B
Ryan Christie – 4A*, 3.5A, 2B

Overall, we are very proud of the achievements of our pupils. It is wonderful to see so many fulfilling and exceeding their potential. The hard work has paid off. Many congratulations to them all.

Mrs E P Huddleson