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School exam league tables: our council-by-council guide

Exam results for Scotland's school pupils have today been released by the Scottish Government.

Attainment levels for each council area are now available to parents, giving an overview of Higher and Standard Grade passes.

Although school league tables are a marker for educational attainment, they are also criticised by education experts for failing to give a rounded view of achievements in other areas.

We're publishing ranked lists by council area, using five or more passes at Higher as the benchmark, but we've also included the percentage of pupils on free school meals - an indicator of deprivation, which can be linked to reduced attainment.

You can get more specific information by using the Scottish Government website http://www.educationscotland.gov.uk/scottishschoolsonline/

Council area      5+ Highers      Free schools meals (%)

East Renfrewshire       39    9.7

East Dunbartonshire 27 9.5

Stirling 19 12

Edinburgh 16 14.5

Shetland Islands 16 5.7

East Lothian 15 9.1

Perth & Kinross 15 7.8

South Ayrshire 15 16.5

Aberdeenshire 14 6.2

Orkney Islands 14 7.3

Renfrewshire 14 16.3

West Lothian 14 17.4

Argyll & Bute 13 10.7

Falkirk 13 14.8

Scottish Borders 13 11.5

South Lanarkshire 13 16.2

Aberdeen 12 10.5

Dumfries & Galloway 12 12.1

Highland 12 11.4

Moray 12 7.6

Fife 11 19

Western Isles 11 9.1

Angus 10 12.8

East Ayrshire 10 17.5

Inverclyde 10 21.9

Midlothian 10 16.3

North Lanarkshire 10 17.4

West Dunbartonshire 10 24.5

Clackmannanshire 9 19.8

Dundee 9 20

North Ayrshire 9 20.4

Glasgow 8 27.3

Scotland       13              15.5

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Education

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