Exam success for Robert Gordon pupils from Ellon

Adam Mackay (S6), Carragh Rabitte (S5) and Jon Hosie (S5)
Adam Mackay (S6), Carragh Rabitte (S5) and Jon Hosie (S5)

A group of Ellon pupils at Robert Gordon’s College are celebrating after achieving top results in their exams.

Over 50 pupils in S5 secured five or more straight A passes at higher, across 34 different subjects.

Another 21 achieved four As and a B.

At the end of S4 Carragh Rabbitte gained eight A grades in her National 5 and Intermediate 2 exams. Her interests include athletics, netball, dance as well as achieving the Silver Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.

Jon Hosie also achieved eight A grades at the same level with his passions for athletics and music.

Adam Mackay gained five A grades at higher while pursuing his passion for motorsport, racing cars in the Scottish Formula Ford 1600 Championships.

Head of the college, Simon Mills, said: “These impressive examination results reflect the talent and unstinting effort from both pupils and staff, who have worked so well together to achieve them.

“The availability and strong uptake of the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) subjects is unrivalled and we are extremely proud to be developing our new Science and Technology Centre, which will be the UK’s largest school teaching facility of its kind.”

The new centre will be officially opened in Easter 2015.

With an investment of £12 million, it will contain 34 laboratories and workshops and will open alongside The Craig Centre for Performing Arts,