Holy Cross High School celebrates SQA exam results

By Leona Greenan

The young people of Holy Cross High School produced an outstanding set of SQA results this year, despite their school year being disrupted once again through the Coronavirus pandemic.

All of the school's S4, S5 and S6 pupils showed great resilience and determination to ensure they achieved the best results possible.

This was shown with just under 60 per cent of the young people in S4, achieving five or more passes at National 5 with 60 young people achieving eight National 5s, six of whom recorded eight National 5 all at Band 1.

Similarly, the young people in S5 also produced a fantastic set of results with 56 young people gaining five Highers; 52 per cent of the year group gaining three or more Highers while 66 per cent gained one or more Higher. An outstanding achievement.

Of the 56 young people achieving five Highers; over 50 per cent of the group achieved this at Band A.

Finally, the schools young people in S6 did it once again! Having produced excellent SQA results in S4 and S5, 26 per cent of the year group achieved at least one Advanced Higher Pass.

Holy Cross pupil Lucy McAninch, S5 Dux, performed very well (Hamilton Advertiser)

Head Teacher, John Reilly, told Lanarkshire Live : "I am delighted for all of our young people to have produced such an excellent set of results in, what has been, a most challenging year.

"The staff have, as they always do, have gone over and above on behalf of the young people and I wish to acknowledge their fantastic efforts.

Orla Livingston, S5 Dux, also had great exam results (Hamilton Advertiser)

"The support we have also had from our parents/carers has been outstanding and I wish to thank them for their continued support and encouragement.

"The SQA results are a triumph for the school and a reflection of the tremendous partnership working between young people, parents, carers and staff."

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