Wait is over for Falkirk youngsters

Exam results are being delivered today
Exam results are being delivered today

Nervous teenagers across Falkirk will be biting their nails this morning as they receive their exam results.

Candidates in fourth, fifth, and sixth year who sat school exams at the end of last term will find out how they got on after weeks of waiting.

Many students have opted to receive the results by text or email, but all candidates will also be notified by post.

It will mean a busy day for the Royal Mail, with postmen and women delivering 8700 exam certificates in the FK postcode area.

Cathy Way, Royal Mail’s logistics director said: “This is a massive day for every pupil in Scotland, waiting for their results.

“All of our people, many of whom have children themselves, understand just how important this day is for families.

“Our people pull out all the stops to ensure the results are delivered as quickly and efficiently as possible.”

The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA), who run the exams, announced there has been a small increase in the pass rate at Higher level, while the success rate for Standard Grade were slightly up on last year.