IN PICTURES: Ulidia pupils celebrating ‘outstanding’ GCSE results

Leah Cuthbert and Georgia Richie. Click on the image above or link below to launch our  GCSE gallery from Ulidia
Leah Cuthbert and Georgia Richie. Click on the image above or link below to launch our GCSE gallery from Ulidia

Ulidia Integrated College in Carrickfergus is celebrating what it has described as ‘outstanding’ GCSE results with 59.2% of pupils gaining five or more A*-C grades, including English and Maths.

Principal Michael Houston reported an overall pass rate of 64.5% attaining five or more A*-C grades, with the vast majority of these coming from academic GCSEs.

English, Maths and Science results were highlighted. Eighty four per cent of pupils attained A*-C in Double Award Science; 73.8% scored A*-C in English and 71.4 % of pupils attained A*-C in Further Maths. Sixty four of pupils collected A*-C in Maths.

Art and Design also boasted a fantastic year with 92.2% of pupils attaining A*-C.

“Although these statistics are remarkable for the College, the real joy is in the pathways to success that these grades have opened for our students,” Mr Houston said.

“I expect record numbers returning to sixth form to study, and there will be particular interest in the new A-level courses we are running in Digital Technology and History.

“I am delighted for our parents and pupils alike, and very grateful for the hard work and dedication our teachers have shown. I am immensely proud of these achievements and thankful for the enthusiasm and work of the Board of Governors, our dedicated and supportive parents and our entire school staff.”