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Scotland's Best and Worst State Schools 2011

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The gap between Scotland’s best and worst-performing schools shows no sign of closing as newly-published figures reveal parents and pupils face a postcode lottery when it comes to securing good exam results.

Here the Scotsman has mapped the best and worst performing schools by the percentage of S5 passing 3 or more Highers.

Red markers are for the top 10 state schools in Scotland.

Blue markers indicate the bottom 10.

Both the best and worst performers tend to be in urban areas, with the exception of Kinlochbervie High, right at the very top of the map.

From today’s report by Chris Marshall.

“Pupils at Jordanhill School in Glasgow, which receives public funding but is not under local government control, received the best results, with 77 per cent passing three or more Highers.

“There were three schools in East Renfrewshire in this year’s top ten, with St Ninian’s High School in Giffnock scoring the best results of any state school, with 70 per cent of S5 pupils achieving three or more Highers.

“In contrast, schools in some of Scotland’s most deprived inner-city areas failed to have any pupils passing three Highers.

“The figures once again highlighted the disparities between the results achieved at schools in more affluent areas, compared to those in less well-off parts of the country.”

Posted by Jennifer Omahony

Tags: Data blog

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