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Academic Success

Polished performances, year after year


The achievement of Kilgraston girls continues to be outstanding, year after year, and the polished performance of our 2016 graduates was no exception.

Our Advanced Higher results recorded 98.5% of our girls achieving grades A-C; the National average was 81.7%. This achievement reaffirms Kilgraston’s status as one of the best Schools in Scotland.

Our girls’ performance in Highers was  91.1% achieving grades A-C; the national average was 77.2%.

Our Girls’ Achievements

ADVANCED HIGHER (Upper 6th) (Equivalent to A Level)

Grade A……………….. 65.5%

Grade A-B……………. 90.5%

Grade A-C……………. 98.5%

National Average (A grades) …. 33.5%

HIGHER (Lower 6th) (Equivalent to A Level)

Grade A……………….. 45.5%

Grade A-B……………. 74.8%

Grade A-C……………. 91.1%

National average (A grades) …. 29.2%

NATIONAL 5 (All candidates) (Equivalent to GCSEs)

Grade A……………….. 60.7%

Grade A-B……………. 81.3%

Grade A-C……………. 93.0%

National average (A grades) …. 36.5%

Under Graduate Study

In 2016, 100% of our girls were accepted onto their university course. In recent years, girls have secured places at some of the UK’s leading universities including Oxford, Durham, Imperial College London, Edinburgh, Glasgow and St Andrews as well as some prestigious institutions overseas such as the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Our 2016 Upper Sixth leavers went on to study a range of courses at a variety of leading academic institutions. Click here to view our recent leavers’ destinations.