Dalriada year 12 students are celebrating an outstanding set of GCSE results. 98% of the pupils gained 5 or more A*-C grades. A staggering 60% of the grades achieved by Dalriada pupils were A*or A grades, well above the NI average of 28%.
An outstanding 39 pupils, approximately a third of the year group obtained 8 or more A* or A full course grades and of this group 32 of the pupils gained 9A* or A grades each.
45 pupils now will undertake As level courses in four subjects at Dalriada having achieved at least 8 A*-A full course grades.
Thomas Hancock will start his courses having achieved a magnificent 10 A*s, while Rachel Fallowes, Jenny Love, Sophie Sterne, Sarah Cassells, Jack Steele have achieved an outstanding 9A*s.
Zara Loughridge, Kamila Marszalek, Esther McCollum, Matthew Christie, Sarah Huey, Abbie McIlhatton, Scott Malcolmson, Rachel McClelland, Clare McGurk, Peter Adams, Claire Crawford, Robyn Ennis, Christopher McClean, Joy Pollock, Mark McMullan, Ellen Monteith, Diane Ramsey, Michael Finnerty, Sarah Hodges, Lydia Pollock, Emma Johnston, Harry Magee, Katie Johnston, Lynn Macauley, Jonathan Adcroft, Amy Simpson, have all achieved 9 A*-A grades.
In addition the following pupils have now obtained 8 or more A*-A full course grades. Laura Abernethy, Jonathan Jamison, Michael Torrens, Emma Armstrong, Jack Simpson, Hannah Frizzel, Chelsie McKendry, Chris Nevin, Chris Surgenor, Leah Boal, Daniel Kelly, Sophia Rodgers, Ellen Yates.
Of last year’s cohort of year 12 pupils 111 of them now progress to the Sixth Form at Dalriada, where they will be joined by 15 students from schools in Ballymoney, Bushmills, Coleraine, Belfast and Portadown..
Headmaster Mr Tom Skelton enthused, “ We are delighted with these excellent GCSE results and pleased that such a large group of students is progressing into sixth form. We wish students who are leaving us well and we are delighted to welcome 15 external students who have also gained impressive GCSE results. We now have 126 students in lower sixth and 119 in Upper sixth making it the largest sixth form in the history of the school.”