The long, nervous wait for exam results finally came to an end on Thursday morning for pupils at Limavady Grammar School as they received their A Level grades. Once again this year, pupils at the Grammar excelled. The overall pass rate was 100%, with 91% of all examinations sat resulting in A* – C grades. Top achieving pupil was Matthew Armstrong, who achieved 3 A* and 1 A grade, whilst other high flyers were Joe Caldwell, Aoife Colhoun, Cain Hamilton, Benjamin Howe, Emma Kershaw, Malachy Kitson, Jordan McCurry, Joan Moore, Kaia Moore, Jack Patton, Matthew Rodgers, Eden Scott, Peter Somerville and Hannah Whiteside, all of whom achieved 3 or more A* or A grades.
Although pupils are now able to access their results online, many decided to come into school to share the experience of results day with their friends and the relief of finally getting their results was palpable. Year 14 pupil Zara Cupples, who received A grades in Geography and Technology and a B in Health and Social Care, confessed to being “in a state of shock” when she received her results. Zara is now going to Southampton University to study Adult and Children’s Nursing, and admitted to feeling “nervous but also excited to see what the future holds.” Classmate Thomas McNeill, who received an A grade in Politics and B grades in History and English Literature, said that he was “ecstatic” to receive his results and that is was “a really good feeling to know that all the hard work has paid off.” Thomas now intends to study Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University.
Not to be outdone by their peers, Thursday was also a nervous day for Year 13 pupils as they received their AS exam results and, once again, there were many joyful faces. 43% of all papers sat resulted in the top A grade, a slight increase on last year, whilst nearly 88% of examinations sat were awarded A-C grades. An astonishing 31 pupils achieved A grades in 3 or more subjects, with the following pupils achieving straight A grades in all of their subjects: Lucy Allen, Charli Burnside, Tiegan Butcher, Scott Carlin, Yna Cisnero, Odhran Clenaghan, Michael Devlin, Matthew Donnell, Freddie Gault, Callum Gilpin, Annabelle Hunter, Aislinn McDermott, Calum McDonnell, Amy McFarland, Amy McGregor, Aoife McLaughlin, Fintan McIvor, Olivia McLernon, Azura Rice, Emma-Kate Risby, Megan Robinson, Sara Rosborough, Cyprian Soczynski, Jaya Takkolu and Daniel White.
Principal Nicola Madden was quick to congratulate all pupils receiving their results. “Today is the culmination of seven years of hard work”, she commented. “The last few years have not been easy for pupils, with their education having been severely disrupted due to the pandemic. Their results today are a testament to their dedication and determination to succeed. We send our best wishes to pupils who will be leaving us and moving on to the next, exciting stage of their lives. We trust that the time you have spent at LGS will leave you with many happy memories but will also have given you the skills and qualities that will help you to fulfil your undoubted potential in the years ahead. I would also like to thank the staff for the care and dedication they have shown in preparing pupils for their examinations and our parents for the tremendous support you have shown to your children and to the school.”