The “outstanding” results achieved by pupils of St Patrick’s College in the past year have been highlighted and recognised by principal, Cate Magee.
Addressing the packed gathering of parents, pupils, governors, guests and staff at the annual Prize Distribution, she reported that 75% of students achieved five or more GCSE’s at A*-C.
Forty-nine per cent of students achieved seven or more GCSE’s at A*-C with 19 students achieving eight GCSE’s at those grades.
In Year 11, 15 pupils achieved Grade C or higher in GCSE Science (Single Award) while all modern languages students achieved at grade C or higher in GCSE French, Irish and Polish, with 88% of those grades at A*-B.
Seven students successfully completed both AS and A2 level Polish in one year, with three achieving an A grade at both levels.
In fact, in 11 subjects, there was a pass rate at A*-C of 80% and above, with eight of those subjects achieving over 90% and five of them – Art & Design, French, Irish, Polish and PE – achieving a 100% pass rate.
At ‘A’level, in five courses taken, students achieved a 100% success rate at Grades A*-C.
One hundred per cent achieved A*-A in Art & Design, with five students achieving at the recently introduced A* grade.
Eighty-two per cent of students taking the BTEC Subsidiary Award in Sport gained either a Distinction or a Starred Distinction and Year 13 Art & Design students enjoyed a 90% pass rate at Grade A.
Mrs Magee said: “Although today is essentially about looking back, it is also an opportunity for all of us to look forward.
“We have a very proud past, but we also have a very bright future.”