A Level results: Ballyclare High principal praises pupils for ‘endeavour and commitment’

Ballyclare High students Katelyn Irwin (A*, A, A) and Lauren Kelly (B,C,C) were delighted with their A Level results. INNT 34-505CON Pics by Freddie Parkinson, Press Eye
Ballyclare High students Katelyn Irwin (A*, A, A) and Lauren Kelly (B,C,C) were delighted with their A Level results. INNT 34-505CON Pics by Freddie Parkinson, Press Eye

Ballyclare High principal, Dr Michelle Rainey has congratulated the school’s A Level students on their excellent exam results.

Ninety-nine per cent of pupils at the Rashee Road school secured pass grades in three or more A Level subjects this year, affording the majority entry into their first choice university course or place of employment.

Mark Crowe (A,A,B) and Ethan Beattie (A,B,C) at Ballyclare High School. INNT 34-506CON

Mark Crowe (A,A,B) and Ethan Beattie (A,B,C) at Ballyclare High School. INNT 34-506CON

“This is very pleasing and indeed reflects much personal endeavour and commitment by all, albeit what we have come to expect given our culture of developing potential,” Dr Rainey said. “Of particular note is the percentage of students achieving the top two grades. The tally is similar to last year with almost 35 per cent of pupils again rewarded with A* and A grades against a provincial figure then of approximately 29 per cent.

“Of particular note is the 16 per cent who leave with top grades in three or more chosen subjects. The school’s A*-B indicator is comparable to last year. Three quarters of subjects can boast more than 80 per cent of their pupils secured a grade A*-C.”

Dr Rainey added: “May I congratulate all our pupils, parents and staff who have worked so hard to help secure the grades needed for university places and further education and employment. May I also offer my best wishes to our young people as they embark upon new challenges and adventures.”

Joanne Brown with her son Callum at Ballyclare High on A Level results day. INNT 34-507CON

Joanne Brown with her son Callum at Ballyclare High on A Level results day. INNT 34-507CON