COSLA celebrates the success of Scotland’s young people in achieving positive outcomes and positive destinations.

Local Authorities across Scotland today welcome the publication of results which reflect the wide variety of learning pathways which our children and young people can access. The system in Scotland has come a long way from holding the number of Highers which a student achieves as being the ultimate marker of success.

We are proud to have a system which values our students as individuals and creates opportunities to follow a path to a positive destination which is right for them. For some that will be Highers, Advanced Highers and University while for others that will be National 5s and college, or school-based support towards an apprenticeship.

Today’s statistics not only show consistently strong achievement in academic subjects but also reflect positive progress towards the offer of pathways for ALL learners. COSLA congratulates learners in all qualifications gained.

Spokesperson for Children and Young People, Councillor Stephen McCabe, said: “Today is a culmination of years of hard work by Scotland’s young people. All of those who play a part in the education system – families, teachers, schools, local authorities and communities – can rightly lay claim to making a contribution but the real celebration belongs to our young people and their success.

“From here, paths to their future become more firm whether that is further education, training, work or a combination of the above. Our education system has facilitated it but our young people have been the ones to have gained the achievements to move ahead.

“Success can be measured by what an individual student has achieved towards their desired destination and not how they have compared to their peers on strict academic terms. This is a success of our system.

“To those who are currently on their education journey or who will be beginning it in the coming weeks our message is clear – we are committed to making your future positive. To our young people who received results today, we say well done.”  

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Tue, 08/08/2017 - 08:54