90% success rate at Advanced Higher Hub
6 Aug 2015
Pupils at the SFC-funded Glasgow Caledonian University Advanced Higher Hub have achieved a pass rate of more than 90%, beating the national average of 81%.
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.
The £1 million initiative has seen teachers employed on a part-time basis by the university for the first time. GCU Principal Professor Pamela Gillies said: “This achievement underlines the success of our close working partnership with Glasgow City Council and the support we have received from the Scottish Funding Council.”
Pupils at the Hub came from 21 schools across Glasgow with 40% achieving A grades and a further 30.5% securing a B grade this year.