Academic Excellence Award

presented by Karen Murray, Skills Development Scotland

Joint Winners
Baran and Umut Karakus, St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Glasgow

Baran and Umut Karakus, St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School, Glasgow

Twin brothers Umut and Baran Karakus, jointly lifted the Academic Excellence Award after receiving identical results across the 20 Highers and Advanced Highers they achieved in their fifth year at the city’s St Thomas Aquinas Secondary School. The brothers are now on a gap-year placement with Scottish Power, taking a time out before proceeding with applications to Ivy League universities in the US.

Highly Commended - Catriona Benn, The Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh

Highly Commended - Catriona Benn, The Mary Erskine School, Edinburgh