SQA Results 2021

Written by Ian Munro, Rector at Dollar Academy

All our results this year should be considered through the context of what has preceded them – a global pandemic which has taken pupils, parents, and teachers far outside their comfort zones. I am, therefore, delighted to report that our pupils have again secured some of the very best SQA results in the country. For example:

  • A remarkable 70.8% of our FVI Advanced Higher presentations resulted in A grades – the highest figure on record at Dollar Academy.
  • The Form V pass rate at Higher, which is widely viewed as the national benchmark of academic success, stands at an impressive 96.3%.
  • Form IV achieve a terrific 97.5% pass rate in their National 5 qualifications.
Of course, away from the record-breaking headlines, the important thing when it comes to SQA results is that each pupil does their best and they achieve the highest grades of which they are capable. Whether pupils have secured a straight flush of ‘As’ or personal bests with ‘Bs’ and ‘Cs’, every single pupil is to be congratulated wholeheartedly on their efforts. We are very proud of all our pupils and what they have achieved in this year’s qualifications.

At Dollar we expect all our pupils to work hard, and I am delighted that their energy and commitment has brought such great reward. I should also like to thank my colleagues, for always covering that extra mile to support the best possible outcomes for our youngsters. This perhaps rings particularly true this year when considering the volume of work our teachers undertook throughout the session to help facilitate the awarding of SQA grades.


When discussing exam results, it is natural to think about ‘what next?’ for our pupils. Our list of the university destinations of our leavers is particularly impressive and can be obtained on the “After Dollar” page of the website.