High Standard of A level Results completes an Historic Year for Dalriada School

Delighted Headmaster with some of the 17 pupils who achieved at least 3A*/As in the recent 2016 exams.

Delighted Headmaster with some of the 17 pupils who achieved at least 3A*/As in the recent 2016 exams.

This year’s ‘A’ Level pupils at Dalriada have maintained the high standard of success achieved by the School in external examinations.  A very impressive 77% of the Upper Sixth Form students obtained at least 3 A*- C grades each.  Almost 40% of all ‘A’ Level grades obtained at Dalriada were A* or A grades, well above the Northern Ireland average.

The following 17 Dalriada students obtained at least 3 A*/A grades:

Naomi Anderson, Gillian McNaugher, Ailbhe Kendall, Victoria Whitton, Tara Devers, Rachael Kennedy, William McMullan, Roisin Mc Keegan, Christopher Fielding, Bethan Harper, John Hope, Bronwyn Thompson, Honor Wilson, Sam Balmer, Karolina Bednarek, Caitlin Farrell and Angus Johnston.

Five students achieved an outstanding 4 A*/A grades each namely:

Pupils who achieved a magnificent 4A*/A grades in the recent 2016 A level exams

Pupils who achieved a magnificent 4A*/A grades in the recent 2016 A level exams

Naomi Anderson, Gillian McNaugher, Ailbhe Kendall, Tara Devers and Rachael Kennedy.

In Lower Sixth Dalriada students gained the best set of AS results in the Schools’ history with an unprecedented 83% of the year group gained at least 3 A-C grades.  36% of all grades in Lower Sixth were A grades and 65% of all Dalriada grades were either A or B grades, well above the Northern Ireland average.

Some of the 26 top performing AS candidates who achieved at least 3 As in the 2016 exams.

Some of the 26 top performing AS candidates who achieved at least 3 As in the 2016 exams.

The following 26 Dalriada students obtained at least 3 A grades:

Anna Allen, Lois Barr, Peter Forde, Susan Gilmour, Jack Hall, James Hancock, Kate Jamison, Ben Kidd, Joel McCormick, Robert Simpson, Eve Taggart, Rachael Wilson, Hannah Christie, Jack Elliott, Timmy Gamble, Paulina Marszalek, Rebecca McAuley, Hannah McCurdy, Timothy Mc Gurk, Beth Neely, Matthew Pollock, Louise Wilson, Erin Johnston, Rachel McConaghie, Sarah Gordon and Colin Henry.

In addition the following 12 students gained an outstanding 4 A grades:

Anna Allen, Lois Barr, Peter Forde, Susan Gilmour, Jack Hall, James Hancock, Kate Jamison, Ben Kidd, Joel McCormick, Robert Simpson, Eve Taggart and Rachael Wilson.

Some of 12 AS pupils who achieved an outstanding 4 A grades in the 2016 exams

Some of 12 AS pupils who achieved an outstanding 4 A grades in the 2016 exams

Reflecting on their academic achievements, Headmaster Mr Tom Skelton said ‘I am delighted with these results and immensely proud of our pupils who have worked extremely hard to earn their success.  Our committed staff and supportive parents have also made a huge contribution to this success.  In addition these young people have made an outstanding contribution to the numerous cultural and sporting successes achieved by Dalriada School this year.  I wish our leavers every success in the future’.