Slideshow: Antrim Grammar Prize Distribution

Antrim Grammar added a bit of Hollywood stardust to their prize night welcoming former pupil Michael Lennox back as special guest for the evening.

Michael’s short film recently won a BAFTA and was nominated for an academy award.

Amy Wilding (Drama), Jack Hopkin (English), Ashleigh Doole (Geography) and Leah Harvey (Home Economics) with their awards at the Antrim Grammar prize evening. INBT38-212AC

Amy Wilding (Drama), Jack Hopkin (English), Ashleigh Doole (Geography) and Leah Harvey (Home Economics) with their awards at the Antrim Grammar prize evening. INBT38-212AC

During her speech at the prize night, Principal Mrs Hilary Woods commended the pupils on their recent examination results, highlighting a significant improvement.

She said: “At A level, over 40% of the grades achieved were A*/A and 88.8% of the grades were A* - C. Eleven departments achieved 100% grades A* - C at A level. Eight pupils, Janet Bingham, Carys Brown, Matthew Elliott, Jacob McCollum, Josh Morrison, Jack Rankin, Daniel Todd and Jose Benchikh-Rodriguez achieved at least 1A* and 2A grades and Georgia Wilson achieved 3A grades.

“At AS level, the overall pass rate was 98% with 80.9% of grades achieved overall being A to C grades. Six pupils achieved 4 A grades: Victoria Clingen, Ben Collister, Matthew Dobson, Kyle Hill, Becca McKnight-Ireland and Kristin Sinclair.”

She added: “At GCSE we were delighted by the improvement in result. Every pupil achieved grade A* - C in both English and Mathematics and all of our Year 12 leavers leave Antrim Grammar School equipped with English and mathematics skills which are essential building blocks for 98.2% of pupils achieved 5 or more GCSEs, including English and Mathematics and 95% of pupils achieved 7 or more GCSEs, including English and Mathematics.

“Lucy Irvine achieved 6A*, 5A and 1B grade and 8 pupils, Emma Carville, Jonathan Boyd, Naomi Clingen, Jordi McCrissican, Kallum Kennedy, Kerri McWilliam, Callum Mitchell and Chloe Smyth, achieved at least 10 A*/A grades: In all, 26% of year group achieved at least 7 A*/A grades.”