Head Girl Ruth Adams and fellow year 14 pupil, Ashleigh Beatty, were Coleraine College’s top performers, both of whom achieved outstanding results in Health and Social Care and Business Studies, finishing up with the equivalence of 3 A* grades at A-Level. Congratulations also go to Shania Watton and Erika Taggart who also achieved A* grades (or equivalences at A-Level). Of all the students who obtained an award, 75% were awarded the equivalence of at least one A Grade at A-Level.
Mr Richard Marsh, Principal of Coleraine College commented: “I am extremely proud of our Sixth Form students who have succeeded in gaining a very pleasing set of results, and I want to thank them for their contribution to Coleraine College and wish them all the best for whatever path they take in life, whether that be third level education or employment”
The release of the GCSE examination results was greeted with great enthusiasm by both staff and students at Coleraine College. The overall trend is that that results have improved significantly and that more pupils than ever are leaving the College with a string of impressive qualifications.
This year 67% of the Year 12 cohort achieved at least 5 A* -C grades or equivalences, far outstripping the targets set by staff. Furthermore the percentage of students gaining 5A*-C grades or equivalences, including GCSE English and Maths increased significantly, by 12% from last year. In total, a very pleasing one third of the cohort managed to gain 7 A*-C grades, or equivalences this year, again, an increase from previous years.
Coleraine College’s most successful student overall, was Enya Stasiak who secured one A*, one A, four Bs and two C grades (or equivalences), while Saugat Bashyal was the top male student at GCSE, obtaining one A*, one A, three Bs and two C grades (or equivalences).
Commenting on the school’s examination success, Principal, Mr Richard Marsh said that he was delighted for all the students who achieved a very impressive and positive set of results. “It fills me with great optimism and hope for the future, and reiterates what I have been saying since my appointment, that Coleraine College is a viable alternative for anyone who chooses not to go down the line of selective education. It is clear that Coleraine College can provide an educational pathway that allows its students to obtain very good grades and be successful.” Mr Marsh also paid tribute to his staff; “Without the dedication and professionalism of teaching and support staff, these results would not have been possible and I want to thank them all for the excellent instruction and guidance that they provide for our young people.”