Academic Results

Academic results are strong and Dunottar pupils achieve and exceed their personal goals; the school is well known for its excellent ‘added value’.

At the heart of everything we do at Dunottar is our desire to support every child to fulfil their own potential.  For some this will mean gaining a clutch of A*s which will lead them on to their first choice university course, while for others success will be defined by a different set of results.  Whatever shape this success takes, the consistent theme is that it meets the goals, aspirations and hopes of that individual child and enables them to take the next steps in life, for higher education or a future career that excites and motivates them.

A Level 2019 2018 2017
% A*-B Grades 41 47 53
% A*-C Grades 59 81 74
% A*-E Grades 100 100 99


GCSE 2019 2018 2017
% 9-7 Grades 25 38 23
% 9-6 Grades 51 68 40
% 9-4 Grades 91 98 96

The new GCSE grading system has introduced a numbered grade to replace the previous A*-E grading system. Read more about this new system here.

What is Added Value?

Dunottar School has consistently exceptional ‘added value’ at GCSE level but we are well aware that it can sometimes be difficult to understand what this means for your child.

Click here to find out more about what ‘added value’ means.

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