Antrim Grammar School Press Release GCSE 2017
Pupils at Antrim Grammar School are today celebrating their outstanding success at GCSE with 99.2% of pupils achieving 5 or more GCSEs at A* - C (including English and Mathematics) and 94.9% of pupils achieving 7 or more GCSEs at A* - C (including English and Mathematics).
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 pupils 23 achieved at least 9A*/A grade: Alitta Abraham, (St Comgall’s Primary School), Aiza Ahmad,(Round Tower Integrated Primary School) Mark Allen, (Antrim Primary School), Thomas Allen, (Antrim Primary School), Alexander Beckett, (Loanends Primary School), Matthew Blair, (Greystone Primary School), Olivia Bowes, (St Comgall’s Primary School), Callum Chessell, (Antrim Primary School), Daniel Chestnutt, (Round Tower Integrated Primary School), Adam Crawford, (Antrim Primary School), Keva Cunningham, (St Comgall’s Primary School), Zoe Davies, (Antrim Primary School), Rachel Holden, (Mallusk Primary School), Ethan Hutchinson, (Earlview Primary School), Alanna McCutcheon, (Ballycraigy Primary School), Ryan McElkerney, (Loanends Primary School), Nat McKibbin, (Faith Academy, Manila), Bethany O’Hagan, (Antrim Primary School), Guy Poole, (Randalstown Central Primary School), Rebecca Starritt, (McKinney Primary School), Anna Steenson, (Randalstown Central Primary School), Ashly Thomas, (Round Tower Integrated Primary School), Leanna Todd, (Creavery Primary School), Adam Walker, (Antrim Primary School), Bethany Young, (St Joseph’s Primary School, Antrim).
A level Results
Sixth Form pupils at Antrim Grammar School were celebrating another set of excellent results following the publication of A Level public examination grades on Thursday 17th 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 university places that had been their focus throughout their A Level studies.
Newly appointed Principal, Mrs Jenny Lendrum, said, “I am absolutely delighted that the pupils have achieved such excellent results and are now progressing to their chosen university places. This year also sees three of our pupils leaving us to study at Cambridge University and one to study at Oxford University. Head Boy Jonathan Boyd will read Law at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge; Jordi McCrissican is going to Clare College, Cambridge to read Natural Sciences; Victoria Clingen will join Christ’s College, Cambridge to read History and Politics and Kallum Kennedy will read History at Wadham College, Oxford. I would like to pay tribute to the pupils and staff 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 a pass rate of 100%; 78.5% of those pupils who sat three or more A levels achieving at least 3 grades A* - C with 18.5% of the Year 14 cohort achieving at least 3 A grades. In addition, I am delighted to report a number of particularly exceptional results: Head Girl Emma Carville achieved 3 A*s and 1 A grade, Jordi McCrissican 3 A* grades, Kallum Kennedy 2 A*s and 2 A grades and Jonathan Boyd, Hannah Brown and Cory Monteith were each awarded 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 wonderful pupils and will continue to be successful individuals as well as wonderful ambassadors wherever their journey takes them.”