A Level Results Day

JMcCreadyGeneral News

Limavady Grammar students overcome challenges to achieve outstanding results

Students at Limavady Grammar School had much to celebrate today, despite another year of disruption caused by the Coronavirus pandemic in which they have had to navigate the most difficult of circumstances, working through school closure, periods of individual isolation and online learning. Year 14 students have shown remarkable commitment to their studies developing lifelong knowledge and skills in the most stressful and uncertain of times and these results are a reflection not only of ability, but of hard work and dedication.

With 100% pass rate in all subjects at A2 level and 81.2% of all grades awarded grades A* – B. This has been an outstanding performance by the students at LGS. Praising her students, Principal Nicola Madden said “Every set of grades for each individual student sits against the backdrop of the most disrupted period of education in history. Our students have worked incredibly hard to overcome many challenges and have achieved grades they truly deserve.”

Top achiever, Dara Collins who achieved 5 A*’s is looking forward to starting Oxford in September was delighted with his results and lost for words! Sara Lockhead was almost lost for words, but made a quick recovery saying, “I don’t think I’m ever speechless, but I nearly was today. I’m so sad to leave school as I have loved my time here. It doesn’t feel real, but I’m so excited for university!”

Students were delighted with their success, Katrina McCann said she felt “relief” to have her grades following the stress of the past year, with Andrew Armstrong agreeing saying “the work was worth it.

Year 13 students also received their AS results, which were calculated in the same way as the A level results. The AS grades are a stand alone qualification and will not count towards next year’s A level results. Nevertheless, many pupils were delighted to receive excellent results, with the 33 students achieving three or more A grades.

Principal Nicola Madden added “I am immensely proud of the achievements of every single student, all have shown remarkable resilience and I want to wish each of them all the best in their chosen university course or other area of study they would like to pursue. Congratulations on your achievements this year!” Mrs Madden also thanked parents for their support over the past seven years and praised school staff for their commitment and willingness to go the extra mile for all students.”