Record year at GHS

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GLENGORMLEY High School celebrated a record year for its students’ A Level and AS Level results.

The specialist ICT Academy continued its trend of improving results.

David Heatherington, Stephen Bell, Andrew Campbell, Katherine Gould  and Ryan McKeown  receive congratulations from Glengormley High School principal Lex Hayes. INNT 34-405-RM

David Heatherington, Stephen Bell, Andrew Campbell, Katherine Gould and Ryan McKeown receive congratulations from Glengormley High School principal Lex Hayes. INNT 34-405-RM

A record number of pupils in Year 14 achieved A Level success with almost every subject recording 100 per cent pass rates.

The ICT department again excelled with 92 per cent of the pupils entered achieving the top grades.

The recent successes on the sports field were also carried into the classroom with 100 per cent of pupils also achieving the top two grades in PE with a total of 10 A grades and eight B grades.

Overall in the school a third of all pupils achieved the coveted A and A* grades and three out of every five entries achieved a grade A*- C in a large cohort of pupils with over 200 exam entries.

Principal Lex Hayes paid tribute to the hard work put in by all. He said: “In a climate of intense competition for pupils in all areas the hard work of staff, pupils and parents needs to be acknowledged.

“The work that we put into all areas of the curriculum with pupils who have mostly not achieved success at the 11+ selection shows that every school can indeed be a good school and academic success and high quality teaching is available in Glengormley and other non-selective schools.

“The school has the third-biggest Year 14 cohort in the NEELB region, with only Ballyclare High School and Ballymena Academy being larger.

“All pupils in years 13 and 14 studying A Levels were provided with a laptop for their use in school and at home, and this is being extended to all diploma students next year.

“The pupils’ access to help and materials on our Virtual Learning Environment and Studywiz, has also contributed to our continuing improvement at A Level and post-16 study,” added Mr Hayes.

The school paid tribute to those pupils who excelled in their exams. Eugene Medvedev achieved an A*, two A grades and a B grade in Maths, Further Maths, ICT, and

Physics. Christopher Hood achieved three A grades.

Daniel Carberry, Kathryn Davis, Lisa Cardwell, Denitsa Doycheva and Ryan McKeown also got two A grades and a B grade in their excellent results.

Other students with two A grades amongst their results were Grant Bassett and Lucy Armstrong.