Rothesay pupils outstrip Advanced Higher pass rate

Julie Fisher, the new head teacher at Rothesay Joint Campus.
Julie Fisher, the new head teacher at Rothesay Joint Campus.

The Advanced Higher pass rate among pupils at Rothesay Academy is substantially better than both the Argyll and Bute and Scottish average, according to a new report.

In 2013-14, 86.7 per cent of the Academy pupils who were entered for Advanced Higher exams achieved passes at grade A, B or C - well ahead of the Argyll and Bute average of 79 per cent and the national rate of 81.5 per cent.

The figures were presented to local councillors this week by Julie Fisher, the newly-appointed head teacher of Rothesay Joint Campus.

Ms Fisher, who had been acting head at the campus since April 20 - her second spell in the role - was confirmed as the permanent appointee on May 26.

“Our priority for the future will be to increase the number of entries and both the number and quality of passes,” Ms Fisher told the Bute and Cowal area committee.