Thursday witnessed great scenes of celebration at Dalriada when this year’s GCSE results were announced.
Every single Year 12 pupil achieved at least 5 or more A*-C grades, including Maths and English.
Indeed a staggering 98% of all Year 12 Dalriada pupils gained at least 7 A*-C grades including Maths and English.
38 pupils, almost a third of the entire year group achieved 8 or more A* of A full course grades and of this group 24 pupils gained 9 A* or A grades each.
Michael White will start his A level courses having achieved a superb 10 A*’s each, while Jazmine Carson, Eason Chan, Shane Devers, Ross Fallows and Peter Johnston achieved an outstanding 9 A*’s.
11 pupils achieved an outstanding 10 A*-A grades: Michael White, Jazmine Carson, Eason Chan, Shane Devers, Ross Fallows, Peter Johnston, Catherine Jamison, Catherine Torrens, Cara Dorans, Bruce Johnston, Ellen Kearney.
The following 13 pupils obtained 9 A*-A grades: Patrick Stewart, Benjamin Webb, Emma Colgan, Olivia Hall, Robbie Doherty, Katie Trotter, Jessica Eden, Daniel
Logan, Daniel McAfee, Benedict Anslow, Natalia Rygielska, Mia McNeill, Eve Myer.
The 14 pupils achieving 8 A*-A grades were: Anna Nicholl, Finn Sands-Robinson, Nadine Robinson, Peter Smith, Evie Douglas, Joshua Park, Ian Pinkerton, Rebecca Dinsmore, Alice Skelton, Adam Strong, Jill Leslie, Leah Glass, Hope Anderson, Emma Glass.
Of last year’s cohort of year 12, 106 of them now progress to the Sixth Form of Dalriada, where they will be joined by 11 students from schools in Ballymoney, Ballymena, Bushmills, Coleraine, Ballycastle and Antrim.
Headmaster, Mr Tom Skelton commented “We are delighted with these results and pleased that such a large group of students are progressing into Sixth Form. We wish students who are leaving us well, and we are delighted to welcome 11 external students who have also achieved impressive GCSE results. We now have 117 students in Lower Sixth and 125 in Upper Sixth making it one of our biggest ever Sixth Forms. Our total school enrolment now stands at 874 pupils, a reflection of the quality of education offered and delivered at Dalriada. Hopefully these outstanding results and the demand for places will support our Development Proposal to the Department of Education requesting an increase in enrolment to accommodate 897 pupils”.