More than 147,000 pupils in Scotland achieved a pass grade of A to C

Higher passes for pupils sitting Scottish exams have remained largely in line with last year, official figures show. Tens of thousands of youngsters are finding out their grades as the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) publishes exam results on Tuesday. ITV News reports.

While most of the 135,000 pupils will be waiting on the post to arrive to discover results, about 59,000 youngsters have signed up to receive grades by text message and email

Deputy First Minister and Education Secretary John Swinney congratulated young people on their results across the country.

He said: “My congratulations to the thousands of young people on their hard work and effort leading up to today, and to the teachers and lecturers who have worked tirelessly to prepare them.

Swinney added: “Higher passes remain stable despite a continuing fall in the number of young people on the school roll while the number of Advanced Highers being taken continues to grow.

“To address pupil and teacher workload, this is the first year where unit assessments have been removed from National 5 and the overall pass rate remains high at 77.4%.”

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