25 Aug Students Celebrate GCSE Level Success
It was another record-breaking year for GCSE students at Priory Integrated College in Holywood on Thursday. Almost 70% of the year group achieved 5 or more A* – C grades, the best results ever for Priory students. There was a bumper crop of top grades in English, Mathematics and Science, as well as a host of other subjects including Creative Media, Public Services, Health & Social Care, French and Music. Delighted students celebrated with their teachers, parents and carers, and many are now making plans to begin A level courses in Sixth Form at Priory in September.
“We are so proud of all of our students this year,” said the Principal, Jacqui Magennis. “These are fantastic results for an all-ability, non-selective college like ourselves. Our students from right across the academic spectrum have done really well. It’s also really encouraging to see our GCSE results improve year on year, especially in the core GCSEs of English, Mathematics and Science. Our students have exceeded the Northern Ireland average for A* – C passes in all three of these crucially important subjects, as well as in many other subjects. The hard work of pupils and staff has paid off handsomely once again and we’re delighted that so many of our Year 12 pupils have achieved the grades they were aiming for. We are especially pleased by the record number of applicants to our Sixth Form this year and I look forward to seeing these young people furthering their academic studies with us to A level.”
Amongst the many students delighted by their results on Thursday were Desire Bamisile, who achieved 10 GCSES (5 As, 4 Bs and 1 C), as did Anna Skelly (1 A*, 2 As, 6 Bs and 1 C) and Olivia Clinging (1 A, 6 Bs and 3 Cs). Ryan Herfield got 9 GCSES (1 A*, 2 As and 6Bs), as did Rachael Hutcheson (3 As and 5 Bs).
Today follows on from last week’s excellent A level results, when over 60% of students achieved at least 3 A levels at grades A* – C. Anyone interested in applying for a place in Sixth Form at Priory to study A levels should contact the college as soon as possible and bring with them evidence of their GCSE results. The Admissions Team will be happy to meet with you and discuss the options available.