TWO secondary schools in the Borders have been named by The Sunday Times as among the top 100 in Scotland.

Earlston High School (22) and Peebles High School (48) both appear in the top half of the newspaper's list outlining the top state secondary schools in Scotland, based on 2019 summer exam results.

Earlston High improved by 18 places in this year’s list, after ranking at 40 in 2019.

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At Earlston, 55 per cent of students achieved five or more Highers, while 28 per cent of pupils obtained two or more Advanced Highers.

Meanwhile, Peebles High dropped from 22 last year to 48 in the latest schools table, with 45 per cent of students getting five or more Highers.

A total of 21 per cent achieved two or more Advanced Highers.

Achievements in National 5 exams were also taken into account.

The schools list, which appears in the Sunday Times Parent Power supplement, used the outcomes of exam results taken in summer 2019, rather than in 2020, due to the disruption to the schooling system caused by coronavirus.

Alastair McCall, editor of the Parent Power section, says it is not right “to make judgements about school performance” based on this summer’s exams.

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