St Patrick’s principal proud of ‘outstanding’ GCSE success

St Patrick's College pupils pictured after receiving their GCSE results on Thursday. (Submitted Picture).
St Patrick's College pupils pictured after receiving their GCSE results on Thursday. (Submitted Picture).

St Patrick’s College Principal Catherine Magee says the ‘outstanding’ GCSE results attained by students reflects the strong commitment of pupils, parents and staff to ensure that all pupils reach their full potential.

Particular congratulations were extended to Sandra Janik and Oliwia Midzio, both of whom achieved 10 GCSE passes at A*-B, the majority at A* or A.

St Patrick's College top achievers at GCSE, with Principal, Mrs Magee: (l-r) Klaudia Traczykowska, Przemyslaw Nowak, Owen Best, Oliwia Midzio, Sandra Janik (missing from picture: Martyna Bojanowska) (Submitted photo).

St Patrick's College top achievers at GCSE, with Principal, Mrs Magee: (l-r) Klaudia Traczykowska, Przemyslaw Nowak, Owen Best, Oliwia Midzio, Sandra Janik (missing from picture: Martyna Bojanowska) (Submitted photo).

A further four students Owen Best, Martyna Bojanowska, Przemyslaw Nowak and Klaudia Traczykowska, achieved nine GCSE passes, again with the majority being A* or A grades.

In all, 24 St Patrick’s pupils are celebrating seven or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, while 16 achieved eight or more at those grades.

There was particular success in Modern Languages, where 100% of candidates achieved A*-C in French or Polish. All candidates who took English Literature achieved at A*-B.

A further six subject areas have seen A*-C performance of over 75%, while this figure rises above 85% for Art & Design, ICT, Music and PE.

Mrs Magee said: “These results are the culmination of a great deal of hard work on the parts of both students and teachers and I congratulate each of the students, as well as their teachers. I would also like to thank the parents of the young people, for the encouragement and support they have provided to their children during the two years of their GCSE examinations.

“We are proud of the successes of all of our pupils, who between them have achieved 25 A* grades, 64 A’s and 102 B’s. These are excellent results from children who, in many cases, had enrolled in St Patrick’s College five years ago with their confidence severely dented by the Transfer procedure. I am sure their achievements will give them the confidence and encouragement to go on to further success at A level,” she said.