Pass rates have fallen for Highers but risen for National 5 qualifications as Scottish students receive their exam results.
More than 133,000 candidates were finding out their results on Tuesday, with 60,000 of them learning their grades by text and/or e-mail.
The Scottish Qualifications Authority has also revealed the overall pass rates for courses and qualifications.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney said the yearly variation was “expected”.
A total of 185,914 pupils sat Higher exams this year. Of them, 138,972 (74.8%) achieved an A to C pass mark – down from 76.8% in 2018.
The number of students sitting Advanced Highers decreased from…
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