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Exams were hit by Covid-19 but results are out today

A NERVOUS wait is over for 3,416 young people in Dumfries and Galloway is over as they receive their SQA results for Nationals, Highers, Advanced Highers, and other awards today. Dumfries and Galloway Council say: "The cancellation of the 2020 exam diet means that this year's results are based on estimated performance in the absence of exam data and coursework. The estimates are based on submissions to the SQA from schools and colleges in May. They have been moderated by the SQA to maintain national standards. "The results of Dumfries and Galloway's 16,255 entries reflect the ongoing trend of increasing our positive achievement over a five-year period, with attainment from National 3 to Advanced Higher showing steady increases. "This year's results show positive attainment similar to previous years for Dumfries and Galloway." By the end of S6, 62pc of young people leaving school with one or more Highers while 28pc leave school with five or more Highers In S5, 13pc achieved five or more Highers, 35pc achieving three or more Highers and 7pc achieving one or more Highers S4 results show an 83pc A to C pass rate at National 5. Councillor Jeff Leaver, chair of the Education and Learning committee, said: “These results evidence the positive learning environment that we provide in Dumfries and Galloway. The young people, parents, carers and staff are to be congratulated, particularly in this year in which they have faced and overcome unprecedented challenges.” Councillor Ros Surtees, vice chair, said: "Education opens doors to opportunities that enable young people to become successful learners, confident individuals, responsible citizens, and effective contributors to society. So, it's encouraging to see these results being achieved. Thanks and congratulations are due to all who have worked so hard to overcome the circumstances faced this year.” D&C Council add: "Due to the unprecedented situation this year, the SQA's appeals process will be available should schools and colleges want to question the grades awarded, if they are lower than the grade they estimated. The school will require permission from the candidate and sufficient evidence to support the initial estimate. Following an appeal, final grades can be increased, lowered, or remain the same. If any young person questions about their results' should speak to their school."

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