Academic Excellence Award

Presented by Michelle Gibson, Skills Development Scotland

Award collected on behalf of Gordon Kumar, James Gillespie’s High School, Edinburgh

Gordon Kumar is the winner in the Academic Excellence category at the SQA Star Awards 2016. Gordon was recognised for his exceptional achievements studying for National Qualifications over the past 12 months. A student with a particular affinity for understanding mathematics and statistics; Gordon is also an excellent musician, playing in the school pipe band for a number of years. In addition to studying five Advanced Highers, learning two new musical instruments and assisting with the redesign of the school website, Gordon also began to learn Mandarin.

Highly Commended, Sam Ward, Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire

Highly Commended, Sam Ward, Dollar Academy, Clackmannanshire

Highly Commended, Annie Mackley, St Margaret’s School for Girls, Aberdeen

Highly Commended, Annie Mackley, St Margaret’s School for Girls, Aberdeen