Limavady Grammar School Principal Nicola Madden admitted to being “absolutely delighted” at the publication of this year’s A Level results which saw another excellent performance from the Grammar School pupils, with the overall pass rate reaching 99% for the 299 examinations sat and a significant increase in the number of pupils achieving three or more A*- B grades, which this year reached almost 41%.
Sixteen pupils gained three or more A*/A grades with two pupils, Gurpartap Sandhu and Simon Whyte, achieving the top A* grade in all three of their subjects. Other top achievers included Scott Cooke, Andrew Duke, Ciara McCormack, Emma McGraw, Lewis McKee, Callum Moore, Hannah Moore, Lewis Moore, David Reid, Daneen Rice, Jake Smyth, Rebecca Stewart, Jill Thompson and Andrew Tutty.
Year 14 pupil Rebecca Stewart, who is heading off to Glasgow University to study Medicine admitted to being “over the moon” when she received her results, whilst classmate Andrew Tutty, who is intending to study Biochemistry at Queen’s, said that he will be “sad to leave friends but really excited at the new opportunities that lie ahead”.
The long wait for results also came to an end for Year 13 pupils at the Grammar who received their AS Level results last week and, once again, results showed an upward trend with almost 68% of pupils receiving three or more A-C grades, the best set of results in the last three years. Particular congratulations go to Samantha Coulter, Stefan Deery, Ciaran Duffy, Nicole Kingsbury, Lindsey Lynch, Callum McCurry, Owen Sortwell and Jamie Young, who each achieved A grades in all four of their AS subjects, whilst other top achievers included Rebecca Cooke, Andrew Guy, Mitchell Hylands, Zoe Kyte, Brad McDonald, Rebekka McFeeley, Christopher McKee and Daniel O’Kane.
Mrs Madden was quick to praise the hard work and determination of both the pupils and the staff at the Grammar School. “The high number of top grades across a wide range of subjects are a reflection of the quality of teaching and learning that takes place in our school”, she commented, before adding “It is particularly pleasing to see a number of pupils who joined LGS in the Sixth Form achieving such high results. The vast majority of our pupils will now be going on to third level education at various universities and colleges across Ireland and the United Kingdom. I would like to wish them all well at this exciting stage in their lives.”