Exam results

Pupils at the High School of Dundee consistently score well above national averages in SQA examinations and the School has featured in the top ten list of Scottish schools by results for a number of years.

Since 2013, pupils from the High School have scored the top marks in Scotland in Higher or Advanced Higher exams 12 times, in subjects ranging from Maths and Biology to Modern Studies, Physics and Technological Studies. And in the last two years alone, in National 5 exams, 100% grades - and therefore joint best marks in the country - have been achieved a remarkable 14 times. Find out more here.   

An impressive record of achievement


This year, one of our pupils achieved the joint top marks in Scotland in both Advanced Higher Maths and in Advanced Higher Physics. Amazingly, the Physics distinction was shared with another High School of Dundee pupil. Overall, our pupils scored the best, or joint-best, marks in Scotland in five different subjects spread across the Advanced Higher and N5 qualifications.

Across the board this year an incredible 84 exams were passed with scores of 95% or more. Achievements such as these translated into remarkable success for our UCAS applicants, with every pupil who applied for a university place receiving at least one offer, including all 15 of our medical applicants.

Read more about the 2017 results.


In 2016, our Higher results were the best in Dundee, Angus, Fife and Perthshire. Our pupils also recorded the top marks in Scotland in six subjects and scored 100% not once, but five times. One pupil achieved a unique scientific double by scoring the best marks in the land in both Higher Biology and Higher Chemistry, while another achieved the top mark in Advanced Higher Modern Studies.

Read more about the 2016 results.


In 2015, our Higher results were again the best in Dundee, Angus and Fife, with our F5 candidates achieving a pass rate of 95%. At Advanced Higher level.

Read more about the 2015 results.