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2019 vs 2020 results

2020 pupil grades were derived from Centre Assessed Grades rather than examinations. As a result, significant GCSE and A-level grade inflation has been widely noted in private schools. Thus, we felt it would be extremely unfair to produce new 2020 league tables.

Instead, we have gathered 2020's scores and simply recorded them on the right-hand side of the table, retaining 2019’s league table positions and scores on the left. Further historical results are made available to our consultancy clients.

2019 Results

# A grade % (2019) Name Day/Board Boy/Girl Day £ Board £ A grade % (2020)
1 80.00 The High School of Glasgow Day Co-ed     77.90
2 77.80 George Heriot's School Day Co-ed    
3 74.00 St Aloysius' College Day Co-ed     78.00
4 67.80 Dollar Academy Both Co-ed 14,571 33,723 68.20
5 67.10 The Mary Erskine School Both Girls 13,038   71.30
6 67.00 Hutcheson's Grammar School Day Co-ed     76.00
7 66.90 George Watson's College Day Co-ed 13,551  
8 66.00 The Edinburgh Academy Day Co-ed 15,342   64.00
9 63.60 St George's School for Girls - Edinburgh Both Girls 15,288 31,656 65.00
= 63.60 Stewart's Melville College Both Boys 13,038 26,163 67.40
11 60.00 Robert Gordon's College Day Co-ed    
= 60.00 Kilgraston School Both Girls 20,805 38,400
13 57.00 High School of Dundee Day Co-ed     69.00
14 55.00 Wellington School, Ayr Day Co-ed     67.00
15 49.30 Edinburgh Steiner School Day Co-ed 10,610   56.80
16 43.00 Morrison's Academy Day Co-ed     55.00

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