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Scottish students celebrate exam success

Aug 2023

Students across Scotland have now received their results for the 2023 Highers, Advanced Highers and National Grade exams.

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) were proud to describe the results as ‘strong’ and indicated further progress on the path back to normal awarding with Fiona Robertson, SQA’s Chief Executive and Scotland’s Chief Examining Officer, said: "Our warmest congratulations to the 140,000 learners receiving their certificates today. They should be proud of their achievements."

Around 79% of entrants achieved A-C grades, putting overall results between 2019, the last pre-pandemic year, and 2022, where a ‘generous approach’ was used for the first year returning to exams.

There were also certificates for a range of Skills for Work and other vocational courses presented, which have seen an increased amount of interest in recent years.

With over 2,200 Kumon students studying at 22 Kumon study centres throughout Scotland, many Kumon families and Instructors will be feeling immensely proud of the students' achievements in these exams. We wish all our Scottish students the very best for their future endeavours and hope the independent learning skills they have developed at Kumon serve them well in their chosen field.