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GCU Advance Higher Hub

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GCU Advance Higher Hub

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GCU Advance Higher Hub

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SFC-backed pupils achieve 91% success rate

Pupils studying at the SFC-funded GCU Advanced Higher Hub are celebrating an outstanding 91% pass rate.

The Hub aims to widen access to university by targeting talented pupils from more disadvantaged areas of the city. Pupils travel from school to the university to study Advanced Higher courses – which are increasingly seen as the best preparation for university but are limited in availability in some schools – with those who do well going on to degree courses.

There were 171 exam presentations from 139 students attending 28 Glasgow City Council schools. The pupils studied Advanced Higher English; Mathematics; Biology; Chemistry; History; Business Management and Modern Studies, with 41% of the pupils receiving A grade and a further 34% receiving a B grade.

Pupils studying Business Management and History received 100% pass rates, while those studying English saw a remarkable 83% pass rate at A grade.

Eleanor Wilson, Strategic Lead for Engagement and Outreach at Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) said: “To have surpassed our 90% pass rate last session, and deliver new Advanced Higher courses, is a great achievement. Working with our partners Glasgow City Council and the Scottish Funding Council, we are delighted to continue to provide this unique widening-participation opportunity to young people in Glasgow and build on our successes year on year.”