COLERAINE High School is celebrating the achievements of their pupils once again.
The results at A2 level continue to be above the Northern Ireland average with 82% of the year group achieving three or more passes at A* -C.
Sarah McDowell achieved 4 A* grades and Catherine Maguire and Helen Robinson 3 A* grades. This means that the girls scored an overall average of 90%, an outstanding achievement.
Sarah and Catherine will be continuing their studies at Cambridge University, Sarah to read Law at Trinity College and Catherine to read Modern and Medieval Languages at Trinity Hall.
Helen will study Art and Design at University of Dundee.
Principal, Anne Bell singled out the achievements of two pupils. Twins Jazmin and Leticia Taeubert each achieved 2A* and 3A grades.
“These results are especially worthy of mention as the girls joined the school four years ago from Paraguay following the death of their parents, and came to live with their uncle and aunt in Coleraine.
“When the girls joined the school they had very little English so have made vast academic strides in a very short period of time and are a true embodiment of our school motto Virtute et Labore – with courage and effort, as their determination and dedication to their studies has produced these most commendable results,” said the Principal.
“Shannon McAllister and Emma Sanders achieved A grades in all four subjects taken and a further ten girls achieved A*/A grades in their three subjects.
“We were delighted that as soon as the results were released, 80% of our girls had gained admission to the University and course of their first choice.
“We wish all our Year 14 girls every success as they continue their studies in Higher or Further Education courses and look forward to hearing of their future successes.”
Pupils sitting exams in the first year of the their A Level studies at the school have also performed well, enabling them to lay a sound foundation to progress their final year of study at Coleraine High School.
77% of the year group obtained three or more AS Levels at grades A – C.
Hannah Aitcheson, Alice Culkin, Brook Edgar, Deborah Gilliland, Aoife Hunter, Sarah Martin, Alice Quinn and Lynn Stewart achieved A grades in all 4 subjects taken. Thirteen girls in total achieved the top grade in three or more subjects.
Mrs Bell added: “These excellent results validate the comments from our recent inspection report which noted that ‘The pupils demonstrate a very positive disposition to learning and develop very good social skills.
“They are well motivated and keen learners who have high expectations’.”
The Headmistress acknowledged the work of the teaching staff in achieving these results and recognised the importance of the continued support of parents and Governors alike.