Students at Carrickfergus Grammar are reaping the rewards of their hard work after another successful year at A-Level.
“Once again this year’s A-Level results testify to the hard work of our young people, the dedication of their teachers and the support of their parents,” said school principal, Kieran Mulvenna.
“Our Year 14 pupils are now well-placed to take the next step in their education with the majority reaping the rewards they richly deserve.
“University placements are largely secured along with others such as Joel White, who takes up a much sought after place in the PriceWaterhouseCoopers School Leavers’ Programme, and Luke Baker who now enters the DeLoitte Brightstart Programme. We are also delighted that Benjamin Gardner has secured a place on an exciting new honours degree course in the University of Ulster which marries football coaching with business management.”
This year’s results saw over 90 percent of pupils attaining a top grade, and 80 percent achieving three or more A-Levels at A*-C.
“Well done and good luck to Nicole Alderdice (Dietetics at Ulster University), Anna Coulter (English and Linguistics at QUB), Megan Davis (Medicine at the University of Dundee), Hannah Fugard (Medicine at QUB), Victoria Johnston (Product Design at Ulster University), Lauren McAllister (Human Biology at QUB), Rebecca McIlwaine (Actuarial Science at QUB), and Stef Meucci (Physics at the University of Exeter) who all achieved at least three top grades apiece,” Mr Mulvenna added.
“The collaborative work of the Carrickfergus Learning Community has once again proven crucial in advancing our pupils’ prospects and I pay tribute to the expertise of our colleagues in Carrick College, Downshire School and Ulidia Integrated College with whom we have worked so successfully over the years. I look forward to continued collaboration with Carrickfergus Academy and Ulidia for the benefit of all sixth form students.”
Meanwhile, at AS-Level, Year 13 students have prepared the ground for next year’s A-level results with a promising set of AS grades.
“In line with national outcomes our boys have performed slightly better than our girls for the first time in many years, which can only be encouraging for boys in the junior school who have their sights set on success,” said Mr Mulvenna.