Best A-level results in seven years at Dalriada

A OK. Dalriada Principal Tom Skelton with pupils who obtained 3 or more A's.INBM34-15 049SC.
A OK. Dalriada Principal Tom Skelton with pupils who obtained 3 or more A's.INBM34-15 049SC.

Students and teachers at Dalriada School are celebrating the school’s best set of A level results since 2007.

An outstanding 80% of Dalriada‘s upper sixth form students obtained at least 3 A*-C grades each, well above the NI average for grammar schools.

AS GOOD AS. Pupils who obtained 3 A's or better in their AS exams with Head Tom Skelton.INBM34-15 050SC.

AS GOOD AS. Pupils who obtained 3 A's or better in their AS exams with Head Tom Skelton.INBM34-15 050SC.

The results re-affirm Dalriada’s position as oneof the leading grammar schools in the province.

The following 24 students obtained at least three A*-As: Thomas Hancock, Clare McGurk Sarah Cassells, Peter Adams, Claire Crawford Rachel Fallows, India Macfarlane, Scott Malcolmson, Alice McCabe, Esther McCollum Sophie Sterne, Laura Abernethy, Sarah-Jane Bellingham, Matthew Christie, Sarah Hodges, Ashley Kane, Zara Loughridge, Jenny Love, Kamila Marszalek, Rachel McClelland, Mark McMullan, Jack Simpson, Jack Steele and Rose Moore.

Special praise has to go to Thomas Hancock who gained 5 A* grades in Further Maths, French, Physics, Music and Mathematics. Additionally Sarah Cassells obtained 3 A*s in Art and Design, Biology and Chemistry.

At AS level the lower sixth students also performed well with 76% of Dalriada’s students gaining at least 3 A-C grades.

25 students gained at least 3 As: Eva Carson, Christopher Fielding, John Hope, Rachael Kennedy, Roisin McKeegan, William McMullan, Gillian McNaugher, Lily Murdoch, Rachel Taggart, Bronwyn Thompson, Karolina Bednarek, Andreas Karmiotis, Honour Wilson, Aleksandra Dowrzyck, Deborah Kane, and Eden Estrajch-Moffat while Naomi Anderson, Sam Balmer, Tara Devers, Aaron Eymere, Bethan Harper, Angus Johnston, Ailbhe Kendall, Cait Kirkpatrick, and Victoria Whitton each gained 4 As.

Reflecting on all these superb results, Headmaster Mr Tom Skelton commented: “I am absolutely delighted with these A level results which our students fully deserve.

“They have worked hard to earn this success. Our outstanding committed staff have played a big role as have their supportive parents.

“In addition the young people have somehow found the time to make a huge contribution to the extra-curricular life of the school.

“I wish our leavers continued success as they embark on the next step of their educational future.”