Antrim Grammar School Makes History! 2018 A Level Results are the best ever in the history of Antrim Grammar School
Sixth Form pupils at Antrim Grammar School celebrated an outstanding set of results following the publication of A Level public examination grades on Thursday 16th August. Following months of hard work, the school’s foyer was alive with excitement as pupils hugged each other and cried tears of joy following success in their examinations. Pupils, parents and teachers not only celebrated the actual grades achieved by pupils but also the confirmation of top university places that had been their focus throughout their A Level studies.
Principal, Mrs Jenny Lendrum, said, “I am absolutely delighted that the pupils have achieved such outstanding results and are now progressing to their chosen university places or their alternative pathway. I would like to pay tribute to the pupils, staff and school governors for all of their commitment, dedication and hard work over the past year as well as parents and guardians for their constant support. This team effort has resulted in the best results in the school’s history and is an endorsement of the outstanding education provided by Antrim Grammar School. 81% of pupils achieved at least 3 grades A*-C, significantly above the Northern Ireland Grammar School average. Remarkably, over two thirds of the Year Group achieved at least one A grade. I am delighted to report a number of particularly exceptional results: Reece Taylor achieved 3 A*s and 1 A grade, Holly Creighton 3 A* grades and Head Girl, Helen Cunningham, achieved 2 A*s and 1 A grade. I would like to wish the Year 14 pupils all the best as they leave us and prepare for the next exciting chapter in their lives. They have been remarkable pupils and will continue to be successful individuals as well as wonderful ambassadors wherever their journey takes them.”
Following on from the historic success of Antrim Grammar School’s A Level results last week, the school is delighted to report that Year 12 pupils have also performed superbly in this year’s GCSE examinations. The results confirm Antrim Grammar School as a centre of excellence where pupils are inspired to reach their full potential. With the percentage of pupils who achieved 5A*-C grades and 7A*-C grades again exceeding the Northern Ireland Grammar School averages, the School’s pupils have once more performed to the highest of standards.
Principal, Mrs Jenny Lendrum said, "Today is such a proud day for Antrim Grammar School. The Year 12 pupils have demonstrated commitment, determination and perserverance over the last two years and today they are reaping the rewards of their hard work. It is an honour for me to celebrate today with pupils, parents, staff and governors as everyone has had a part to play in today’s wonderful results. I would like to pay tribute to the staff who go above and beyond academically and pastorally year upon year and to the parents who are so supportive of all aspects of school life. I am excited for all of the Year 12 pupils who are preparing now for A Level study in Antrim Grammar School and to those who are pursuing other career pathways, I wish them well. One thing I am sure of is that the future is bright for all who received results today. Not only are they a credit to themselves and their parents/guardians but also to the school and I am proud of each and every one of them.”
The following students achieved at least 9 A/A* grades