Here at Dollar, we know that a good education is about more than academic results, but we are nevertheless very proud of the achievements of our pupils. Dollar pupils thrive on challenge and sit more Advanced Highers per pupil than at any other school. We are also unusual in encouraging pupils to take the Scottish Baccalaureate qualification as we believe that additional pathways add value not only to university applications, but also to preparation for life.
Like most schools in Scotland, Dollar Academy follows the Scottish Curriculum, administered by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). These qualifications are highly valued by universities across the UK and Europe. The system is similar, in many respects, to the English A-level system with a broad range of subjects being studied up until age 16, followed by Higher examinations in five subjects in the penultimate year and, typically, Advanced Higher examinations in three subjects in the final year.
Our list of the university destinations of our leavers is particularly impressive and can be obtained on the “After Dollar” page of the website.
2023 was another exceptionally strong year for Dollar pupils:
- Form V attained an incredible pass rate of 96.2%, with 67.8% of these at grade A. 67 pupils achieved a ‘clean sweep’ of A grades in either five or six subjects.
- Form VI also gave a strong performance in Advanced Higher, achieving 93.3% with 60.2% of these being at grade A. 42 pupils achieved all A grades in at least three Advanced Higher subjects.
- Our Form IV pupils achieved an impressive National 5 pass rate of 97.1%, with a notable 75.3% resulting in A grades.
Well done to all of our pupils on an incredible set of results.