16 year old Hannah Newson, who has just gone into S6, is a newly selected House Captain and planning to study Maths at University, found out today that she has achieved 5 A’s at Higher (English, Maths, Biology, Business Management and PE), a phenomenal achievement after 6A’s at National 5 last year. ‘I am really glad all of the hard work went to plan. For me it has never been about the results, just doing the best that I can and enjoying it as well. I have always picked the subjects that have interested me because enjoying your learning makes a huge difference. It is not just about studying but also about being motivated and having fun. It’s also an important message, for those who follow me through this process, that although the exams weren’t easy and I came out of some them quite stressed when bits went wrong, there are other parts of the exam and the coursework that help to balance that out if you work hard. It really does pay off. ’
4 Kinlochleven High School pupils also got 6 straight As at National 5 this year. ‘I am delighted with my results. I am sorry I can’t be there for the photo but we are on holiday in Ireland.’ Said Freyja Ward.
Alex Dent, Lewis Heriot and Josh McFarlane also got 6 A’s. ‘I am really delighted’ said Alex ‘I enjoyed all of my courses. Just need to continue the hard work for my Highers now.’ Lewis Heriot was also very happy saying ‘I think this will be a good foundation for next year.’ Josh, clearly thrilled with his results, was lost for words.
‘I would also like to thank our staff who have continued to work so very hard, supporting our youngsters this year.’ Said Mrs Machin. ‘It is a great effort from a very committed team.’