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.
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.”