After the excitement of last week’s A-Level results, it was the turn of Year 12 pupils at Limavady Grammar School to wait nervously for their GCSE results this week. However, the long wait was rewarded for most pupils with an astonishing forty-two pupils awarded seven or more A*/A grades and over sixty-one per cent of pupils achieving seven or more A*-B grades, a significant increase on last year.
Top achieving pupils were Joel Boucher, Rhiannon Day, Bevin Reilly and Stephanie Wilson, all of whom achieved 8 A* grades and 1 A grade across all of their subjects. The following pupils all achieved seven or more A*/A grades: Eileanoir Blair, Finn Whiteside, Amber Saggu, Rachael McAleese, Eve Craig, Minnie Cooke, Victoria Brown, Sarah Grant, David Irwin, Casey Ross, Naomi McCracken, Hannah Connell, Jenny Bell, Kat Strahan, Chloe Young, Sophie McArthur, Chloe McClelland, Julia Hill, Adam Douglas, Tamara Osbourne, Amy Bogle, Calum Donnell, Ryan Duffy, Ethan Squires, Alice Crown, Jenny Greenwood, Lauren Miller, Shane Murphy, Hannah Deane, Dino McCloskey, Katie Wilson, Mark Jack, Jordan Rankin, Aimee Mullan, Jamie Harnett, Niamh Fitzgerald, Rebecca Barnett and Jaymin Kelly.
Year 12 pupil Amber Saggu admitted to feeling “absolutely crazy” when she opened her results. Amber is now intending to return to the Sixth Form to study Biology, Chemistry, Maths and Spanish for her A-Levels. Fellow pupil Kornel Gorywoda said that he was “shocked, but in a good way” on receiving his results and now hopes to study Chemistry, Physics, Technology and Engineering for his A-Levels.
Principal Nicola Madden was quick to congratulate all the pupils on their success. “These impressive results are a reflection of the hard work and commitment of our pupils and staff alike,” she commented. “Achieving such high levels of success in a large number of subjects illustrates the breadth of talent in Limavady Grammar School and the high quality of learning and teaching that takes place here. The future is certainly exciting for the school and for these pupils as they begin their A-Level courses.”
Pupils who may be interested in joining the school to study for AS and A levels should make an appointment to see the Principal by phoning the school office on 02877760950.