Pupils at Antrim Grammar School celebrated their outstanding success at GCSE with 100% of pupils achieving 6 or more GCSEs at A* - C (including English and Mathematics) and over 96% of pupils achieving 7 or more GCSEs at A* - C (including English and Mathematics). Over 56% of the grades awarded were A* - A and an impressive 26% of the year group attained 9 or more A*/A grades.
Principal, Mrs Hilary Woods, congratulated the pupils on their hard work and well-deserved success:
"We are celebrating a record year of outstanding GCSE results and I am absolutely thrilled by them. I am delighted that, for the second year running, pupils have achieved a 100% pass rate in both English and Mathematics. These results represent a tremendous achievement for both pupils and staff who have worked incredibly hard to achieve this level of success. Huge thanks must go to our Year 12 parents and guardians who have provided essential support to their children and continue to uphold the school’s ethos. I would also like to commend the efforts of all of the pastoral staff, especially the Year Tutors, who have provided the individual care and attention that has enabled so many of our pupils to meet and, in many cases, exceed their personal targets.
I congratulate all those pupils who have achieved their personal targets at GCSE and I look forward to welcoming these pupils to Sixth Form in order to build on this excellent foundation for A level studies.”
Four pupils achieved 10 A* grades: Holly Creighton (Antrim Primary School), Anna Mayrs (Antrim Primary School), Ellie Smyth (Antrim Primary School), and Reece Taylor (Mallusk Primary School).
The following pupils 23 achieved at least 9A*/A grade: Daniel Allen (Fairview Primary School), Laura Baird (Antrim Primary School), Alka Biju (St Comgall’s Primary School), Amy Blake (Randalstown Central Primary School), Adam Boyd (Loanends Primary School), Christopher Clyde (Creavery Primary School), Jamie Coulter (Antrim Primary School), Helen Cunningham (Templepatrick Primary School), Amy Erskine (Antrim Primary School), Megan Gammon (Antrim Primary School), Jenni Iredale (Loanends Primary School), Kirsty Manderson (Crumlin Primary School), Keah McClay (Antrim Primary School), Rory McKnight (Templepatrick Primary School), Alice Mitchell (Greystone Primary School), Kerry Moore (Loanends Primary School), Zach Ng (Antrim Primary School), Rebecca Nicholl (Antrim Primary School), Keely Rodgers (Antrim Primary School), Morgan Skillen (Templepatrick Primary School), Aditya Subramani (Ballycraigy Primary School), Mark Tweedie (Creavery Primary School), Ellie Winning (Parkgate Primary School).
A level Results
Sixth form pupils at Antrim Grammar School celebrated another set of excellent results, which were again a significant improvement on the previous years' results. The school's foyer was full of excited pupils and many of their parents, ready to celebrate their achievements after months of hard work and to confirm their university places.
Principal, Mrs Hilary Woods, said "Once again we are delighted with the achievements of our pupils and there have been some exceptional results. 80% of those pupils who sat three or more A levels achieved at least 3 grades A* - C and are now progressing to their chosen university courses. 20% of the cohort achieved at least 3 A grades. Ben Collister achieved an outstanding 4 A* grades, Meriam Benchikh-Rodriguez, Victoria Clingen, Matthew Dobson and Kristen Sinclair achieved 3 A* grades and Kyle Hill achieved 2 A* and 2 A grades. There was a significant increase in the number of top grades awarded with 76.3* of grades A* - B.
In addition to the examinations sat within the school, excellent results have been recorded by pupils who studied subjects through our collaboration with NRC and we thank them for their continued support for our young people.
A pass rate of 100% is something to be really celebrated. Pupils and staff have worked incredibly hard over the past year and we are really proud of our pupils' results. Our Year 14 pupils now leave us for the next exciting chapter in their lives and we wish them well. Year 13 pupils have laid excellent foundations for the coming year and I am sure they will continue to push themselves. I would like to once again thank all of the teaching and support staff for working so hard to ensure that pupils reach their potential, and parents and guardians for their continued support. The ETI inspection that was conducted in April 2016 recognised the many strengths of our school and these have been reflected in the results."