Hutchesons’ is proud of its academic high standards and our experienced teachers support pupils to ensure they reach their full potential in whichever area of academic study their talents and interests lie.

Our exam results are regularly among the best in the country but we don’t just celebrate the ‘straight A’ pupils. We are equally proud of the pupils who have worked extremely hard to secure the best set of results for them.

Standout Exam Results

In 2023 our pupils continued to be successful in their quest for top examination grades after a challenging two years of Covid-related disruption to learning.

Sixth Year

  • 92% achieved Advanced Higher.
  • 77% achieved an A and B grade.

Fifth Year

  • 70% of all S5 Highers were awarded an A grade.
  • Over half of S5 pupils gained at least four A grades.
  • 22 pupils gained 6 or more A grades.

Fourth Year

  • 77% of all Nat 5 pupils received an A grade.
  • 92% of all Nat 5 pupils received A and B grades.


Year-on-year, consistently high levels of achievement

Although overarching, the graph below provides a rough overview of our pupils’ year-on-year stable, impressive results.

Situated at the bottom of this page, please download the document labelled “2021 Higher Results” for some finer, impressive details about performances at subject level from 2013 onwards.

First Choice Leaver Destinations

Our pupils regularly go on to study at the best universities. The vast majority of our S6 leavers have once again secured a university place with 91% of pupils being accepted to their first choice. This year several pupils have received their places at Oxford and Cambridge, seven pupils accepted to the University of St Andrews, whilst 33% of pupils will enter other Russell Group Universities.

Discover more

A full breakdown of our 2023 Higher results, alongside a detailed list of the universities our 2023 school leavers attended can be found by accessing the download links below.