Academic

A Glenalmond education promotes independent thought and rewards academic effort.

Taught by professional teachers in facilities that promote learning, Glenalmond pupils are encouraged to develop the ability to think for themselves and to give of their very best in a wide range of subjects.

The pursuit of excellence, with every child encouraged to make the most of their academic abilities, is fundamental to the school's commitment to its pupils and is demonstrated by the results achieved.

Last summer's exam results reflect Glenalmond's continuing academic success: 38% of A level grades were A* or A grades; the pass rate at A level was 98.4%; and 26% of the Upper Sixth achieved at least one A* grade. A large proportion of our 2012 leavers secured places at their first-choice universities, and each year a number of our pupils gain places at Oxford and Cambridge.

The Academic Structure

Academic life at Glenalmond has promoted a well-rounded education since 1847. Pupils receive an education tailored to their individual needs. Academic life is structured around the timetable of classes, but extends beyond the confines of the classroom. There are programmes to nurture the academically gifted and those with artistic or sporting talents.

Academic Tutoring

Every pupil at Glenalmond is part of a House-based tutor group and sees their tutor three times each week. The academic tutor works closely with the pupil to support his or her progress, and has an overview of the pupil's academic performance across the subjects being studied.

To find out more about academic life at Glenalmond please view our Academic video. Please click Glenalmond Videos 

Scholarships and Exhibitioners

There is a high level of support for our most gifted pupils, and more details can be found on the Scholars and Exhibitioners page and the William Bright Society page.

Reporting and Assessment

Full details of the schedule for reporting and assessment for the academic year are available here:
Working and Target Grades
Overview 2012
Step by Step Guide to Form Orders
GCSE Controlled Assessment Timetable

Results

Please click on the Academic Results link on the left to see a summary of our most recent GCSE and A level results.

A Level Study Skills

To download a copy of our A Level Study Skills advice presentation, please click on the link below.
A Level Study Skills