Top marks for pupils

The Dalziel High pupils who achieved straight As at National 5 and Higher level with deputy heads Jaclyn Martin and Jennifer Di Mambro.
The Dalziel High pupils who achieved straight As at National 5 and Higher level with deputy heads Jaclyn Martin and Jennifer Di Mambro.

Dalziel High in Motherwell is celebrating its highest ever number of pupils to achieve eight A grade passes at 
National 5 level.

A total of 14 pupils, Catherine Birch, Hollie Bowes, Georgena Buesnel, Orla Chambers, Marc Cowan, Luke Cowie, Laura Gray, Naml Iftikar, Robert Kerr, Erika Lo, Andzile Ndzabukelwako, Oliver Park, Tom Percy and Morgan Wallace, were awarded the highest grade possible for all their subjects.

In addition a further 16 pupils achieved 7 A Grade passes, while six pupils, Sophie Hall, Jack Lobban, Emma Knox, Christopher Yau, Cameron Paterson and Emily Wilson, received five A grade passes at Higher.

Jennifer Di Mambro, depute head in charge of S3/4, paid tribute to the pupils as well as 
their teachers.

She said: “Having 14 pupils achieve straight As for their National 5s is definitely the most we have ever had and we are so pleased they have done so well.

“To have 30 in total achieving either seven or eight As is just fantastic and shows that they are working hard across all their subjects, whether they involve practical elements or more traditional classroom learning.

“We have great staff here who give up their own time willingly to provide support at lunchtimes and after school and we also regularly track progress to ensure pupils keep on the right path to achieve the results they hope for.

“However, it is still up to the pupils to perform on exam day and to have done so in such an excellent manner is a testament to the work they have all put in.

“We are thrilled to be able to celebrate and share in the success of our pupils, but we are never complacent and I’m sure as we start a new school year the current S4 will already be looking to do even better.”