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There's been a record number of pupils gaining a Higher qualification in Scotland, with many pupils taking on the new-look Highers. Jenny Longden has been finding out if youngsters at Peebles High School have been getting top marks.
The anxious wait is now over for thousands of pupils in the south of Scotland.
Those who took Higher and National Four and Five exams before the end of term found out their results this morning.
It's the first time pupils have sat a new version of the Highers exam, and a record number of Highers have been awarded.
Pupils at Peebles High School were amongst those celebrating:
Pupils in the Scottish Borders have recorded the region's best ever Higher pass rate.
There was also an increase in the number of pupils achieving Advanced Highers, with a 9% jump in the number of school leavers who got A grade passes, and a 90% pass rate of grades between A and D.
This is the first year of the new curriculum for Scottish Highers, and Scottish Borders Council says the strong performance of its pupils demonstrates that the changes are working.
Test results received by pupils in Dumfries and Galloway shouldn't be compared to last year's, because of changes to the system, according to the Chairman of the Council's Education Committee.
Councillor Jeff Leaver says the S4 results shouldn't be compared to previous years, but that in other categories schools and colleges in the region have improved:
The Scottish Qualifications Authority has made a video to help pupils who have questions about their exam results, and what to do next.
You can watch it here.
Scottish pupils face an anxious wait for their exam results today.
Those that took Higher and National Four and Five exams before the end of term will find out their results at 9am.
This year is the first time pupils have sat a new version of the Highers.
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Political Editor Peter MacMahon says some eyebrows have been raised by today's results for the new Higher exams.
The number of passes was up more than five percent on the previous year. But critics question the fairness of the new system.