D&A students top of class in national stats

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D&A College student higher results have outstripped the national pass rate.

The national, all centres, pass rate for 2015 was 75.4 per cent with students from D&A College achieving 77.2 per cent.

While chemistry proved the exam in which D&A College students had the highest pass rate at 91.7% against a national average of 75 per cent, this year’s much-debated maths higher also proved a rich seam of success for D&A students who achieved an 88.9 per cent pass rate – just shy of 16 points ahead of the national average of 
73 per cent.

Other subjects in which D&A students achieved in excess of and 80 per cent pass rate include: sociology 84.2 per cent (national average 68%); psychology 81.1 per cent (67 per cent) and English 88.1 per cent (76 per cent).

The number of D&A students achieving a Grade A pass also exceeded the national figure by more than four points –31.6 per cent compared with 27.9 per cent. While the Grade B pass rate was 25.8 per cent, more than six per cent above the national figure.

For Intermediate 2 exams the pass rate was 68.2 per cent, 17 per cent above the national figure.

“We were delighted to see these figures,” commented D&A College Principal 
Grant Ritchie.

“This not only pays testament to the quality of teaching at D&A College but illustrates how close we are to achieving our goal of being a sector leading organisation.”