Carrickfergus Academy records ‘three years of continued increase in outcomes’

Carrickfergus Academy has announced an “exceptional performance” by the school’s Year 12 students for summer 2021.

Thursday, 12th August 2021, 5:12 pm

In a statement on GCSE results day (Thursday), the school said: “Collectively, our students have achieved an 86% pass rate at 5A*-C. This headline represents three years of continued increase in outcomes in addition to being in excess of the Northern Ireland average for similar schools.

“This year’s results include for the first-time, student grades for a number of new subjects introduced to expand the suite of vocational and academic qualifications available to better meet our young people’s skills, aptitudes and interests.”

Of particular note this year, Carrickfergus Academy added, is the outstanding performance of the following students who gained five or more GCSEs all at A / A* grade: Madison McKeown, Clodagh Wright, Amy Greer, Chelsey King, Melissa Sleator, Beth Finlay, Ellen Watt, Jamie Rodgers, Robyn Cosgrove, Jessica Montgomery, Cory McMaster, Max Murray, Katie McBride, Charlene McGookin, Beau Steele, Caitlin Watson, Jake Grant, Emma McKeown and Elizabeth Heggarty.

All smiles on GCSE results day.

Madison McKeown, Clodagh Wright, Amy Greer, Beau Steele and Amy Boyd all attained the equivalent of 10 GCSE grades at C standard or above.

“Well done to all our young people. Whether you are returning to us for sixth form or moving to new challenges and opportunities we wish you continued success and happiness.”


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Carrickfergus Academy pupils happy with their exam outcomes.


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Picking up results at Carrickfergus Academy on Thursday.
Calling at Carrickfergus Academy to collect GCSE results on Thursday.
A group photo for Carrickfergus Academy GCSE pupils.
Picking up GCSE results at Carrickfergus Academy during the pandemic.
A proud day for this Carrickfergus Academy pupil.
One for the album on GCSE results day at Carrickfergus Academy.