A trio of Aberdeen pupils were celebrating yesterday following impressive exam results.
The city council says there has been a “noticeable” improvement in the number of S4 pupils achieving five or more National 5s with a 4.7% increase since 2015.
For aspiring physicist Colin Logan, maths is all a numbers game.
The 18-year-old who has just finished his studies at Aberdeen’s Harlaw Academy was delighted to open his exam results yesterday to find straight As in his advanced Highers.
The sixth year pupil picked up the grades in maths, chemistry, physics and mechanics and now hopes to study either maths or physics further at Edinburgh university.
Last year, Colin was one of only nine youngsters across Scotland to score 100% in his maths higher exams.
In fact, so advanced was he in maths that this year he helped other students to revise by teaching them.
He said: “Apparently there were only nine people in Scotland who got 100% last year so it is great to be one of them.
“I always found maths to be one of my strong suits and it has been something I’ve concentrated on.
“I’m going to study either maths or physics at Edinburgh university now, and I’m hoping to be either a mathematician or physicist after.
“I think my parents are very proud.”
Dad Gordon Logan added that given his son was now 18 he may celebrate tonight with a pint.
For tuneful Miles Toon, 17, picking up music was something that had to be suggested to him.
The fifth year St Machar academy pupil had never studied music but at the suggestion of his teachers picked it up at Higher level.
He performed four pieces on keyboard and xylophone and picked up an A in the subject along with other As in English, modern studies, religious and moral education and a B in Biology.
He is now looking to her next years of studies – but thinks his music will remain a hobby rather than a profession.
And straight A student Joel Shaju had five reasons to smile yesterday after achieving perfect grades in physics, chemistry, engineers science, PE and maths.
The St Machar Academy fifth year now hopes to boost his studies and become an engineer or mathematician after finishing school next year.