Our pupils achieved very pleasing results in the public examinations which they sat in June 2011.
At GCSE, two pupils, Conor Brogan and Matthew Smith, achieved 11 A*s, and 74 pupils achieved A* or A in 7 or more subjects.
At a time when the Department of Education has asked schools to focus on Literacy and Numeracy, it is worth noting that 68% of our pupils achieved an A or A* in Mathematics, and 79% of those who sat English Literature achieved an A or A*.
A pleasing number of pupils scored full marks:
in English Literature – Callum Browne, Antonia Campbell, Suzanne Currie, Stephen Doyle, Bethany Queripel, Matthew Smith, Ryan Spence, and Stefan Tucker;
in Art and Design – Ben O’Donnell;
in Mathematics – Tom Hanna;
in French – Luke Taylor;
in German – Luke Taylor and Matthew Smith;
in Spanish – Ben McConnell, Hannah McKinstry and Ryan Spence;
in Latin – Antonia Campbell.
Stephen Doyle was ranked 1st in Northern Ireland in GCSE Music, Luke Taylor was joint 1st in French, Tom Hanna was joint 2nd in Additional Mathematics, and Paul Rodgers was joint 3rd in Additional Mathematics.
At AS Level, 33 pupils gained three or more grade A passes, and Alexsy Gaj scored full marks in Mathematics.
At Advanced Level 73% of pupils achieved 3 passes at A, B or C grades; indeed, 85% of all the examinations sat were passed at those grades.
Hannah Stewart was one of the few pupils in the Province to achieve 5 A* grades; she was joint 3rd in Northern Ireland in Advanced level Biology.
Alisha Gergett achieved 4 A*s and 1 A, and she has accepted a place at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, to read Natural Sciences.
Our aim is to enable all pupils to fulfil their potential, whatever their level of ability. However, in every Form we have a number of pupils with an academic aptitude which is exceptional.
Pupils have achieved the top place in Northern Ireland (CEA) at GCSE or Advanced level in Music, French, Business Studies, Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics, English Literature and Chemistry in the last three years: twice, in the case of French, Chemistry and Business Studies.