SQA Results 2013
This year we had a strong SQA performance and our results were very encouraging, in particular our Higher results. As in past years QMA pupils performed very well at Standard Grade and Intermediate levels in S4, maintaining the high levels of last year. Almost half of the mainstream pupils achieved five credit passes or better in S4. Most pleasingly though was the significant rise in performance across all measures at Higher level in S5.
The graph below shows how Queen Margaret Academy performed in 2013 at the different measures of attainment. (1+ Highers or better, 3+ Highers or better, 5 +Highers or better)
As you can see we performed well above the South Ayrshire Council average in all measures which is an outstanding performance. My thanks to all the pupils for their commitment and hard work in achieving this success, to our teaching staff for all their endeavours and dedication and to the parents of our upper school pupils for their support over this past year.
At the end of August the full analysis of school results will be made available by the Scottish Government and we will place further information on our school website and newsletter.
The standard of uniform in Queen Margaret Academy has always been good, but last session we have made a concerted effort to focus on school uniform at assemblies. I am delighted to say that over the past few months
there has been an improvement in the level of uniform across the school. In all year groups, there has been a high proportion of our pupils wearing their school blazer on their return to school in August. We placed a large number of orders from parents for new school blazers in June and this has led to a significant
roll out across the school. Queen Margaret Academy sets high expectations in our dress code for pupils and we are grateful to parents for their continued support in maintaining our high standard of uniform.
Parents who wish to place an order for a blazer for their child, can do so by sending send in a cheque made payable to the school for £25 or in cash. An order for a blazer, takes approximately two weeks to be delivered to
the school from the manufacturer.
The school has personal lockers available to pupils. These are available for the whole academic year for a £7 rental.
Pupils who wish to apply for one should complete a booking slip, available at the school office. There is limited availability, so pupils wh0 wish a locker, should apply early in the year at the beginning of term to avoid
The school uses a locker system with combination locks which is secure and avoids the problem of loss of keys.
Dance Leader Award
The following pupils achieved the Dance Leader Award after attending the Y dance sessions here at Queen Margaret before the summer holidays. They were then selected to sit the award which they completed during
the summer holidays. Congratulations to all!! They will now lead dance session at our feeder primaries and hold a lunch time club here at Queen Margaret.
The pupils involved are:
Natalie Eadie, Melissa Jamieson, Jennifer Barnes and Hannah Ross.
The results have just come through
The 1st/2nd year team last year were 3rd in the Ayrshire Schools League. Congratulations to
This year training is commencing 26 August in the Gameshall for S1- S4, 3.35 – 4.45. All
To Infinity and Beyond…
We have some exciting news in Physics, Nina Sweeney (S6) who was selected to attended Space School at Strathclyde University in June has now been selected to go to Space School in Houston, Texas in October for a week! She is one of only 40 pupils across Scotland who were selected after impressing everyone at Strathclyde University and being part of the winning team at the 4 day residential event. She was the selected for an interview this week and was selected to go to Houston. This is a great opportunity for her and I’m sure she will be a great ambassador for the school and for girls in physics. We should be very proud of her.