NINE S4 pupils at Knox Academy achieved top marks in their SQA exams.

Youngsters at the school received their exam results earlier this month.

Sue Cook, headteacher, revealed she was “very pleased” with the performance of pupils.

She said: “Many of our S4-S6 pupils achieved a variety of qualifications ranging from National 2 through to Advanced Higher, demonstrating the school works really closely with our young people to provide courses and qualifications that meet their needs and yet provide challenge.

“We also have many other courses our young people achieve qualifications in such as Duke of Edinburgh’s Award and Bikeability.”

The details were revealed in the first headteacher update of the new school year, just days after the pupils returned following the summer holidays.

The update, posted on the school’s website, outlined how youngsters had performed during the exams.

In S4, nearly 50 per cent of pupils achieved five or more National 5 qualifications, with 31 per cent attaining seven.

Nine pupils achieved all A passes, with a further six receiving six As and a B pass.

Meanwhile, in S5, 24 of the school’s pupils achieved five Highers, with a number of the pupils achieving all A passes.

More than 62 per cent of the school’s S5 pupils attained one or more Higher qualifications.

Finally, in S6, seven pupils attained three Advanced Higher passes, with two pupils attaining As in all three.

Miss Cook added: “A further 26 pupils attained a mixture of Advanced Highers and Highers.

“Other pupils in our S6 cohort (82 pupils in total in S6 this year) attained a mixture of Highers/National 5s and National 5s/National 4s.

“Our S6 pupils have moved on to a variety of positive destinations ranging from university, college, employment and volunteering.”