A-level results: Limavady Grammar School

The long, nervous wait for examination results finally came to an end for pupils at Limavady Grammar School last Thursday with the release of this year’s A Level results.

The long, nervous wait for examination results finally came to an end for pupils at Limavady Grammar School last Thursday with the release of this year’s A Level results.

Mr Robert Wilson, retiring school principal with the Limavady Grammar schools top acheiving girl A level pupils, who acheived 3 or more A/A* grades, included are Meera Kattakayam, Lauren Brennan, Rachel Mackey, Erinn Melaugh and Deborah Osbourne. INLV3016-074KDR

Mr Robert Wilson, retiring school principal with the Limavady Grammar schools top acheiving girl A level pupils, who acheived 3 or more A/A* grades, included are Meera Kattakayam, Lauren Brennan, Rachel Mackey, Erinn Melaugh and Deborah Osbourne. INLV3016-074KDR

Outgoing Principal Robert Wilson, who retires at the end of this month, was quick to praise all pupils and teachers for their efforts after what he descibed as a pleasing set of results with the overall pass rate reaching 99.4% for the 322 exams sat, and almost 90 per cent of exams resulting in the top A*- C grades, even managing to better last year’s results.

Mr Wilson said: “I am delighted that my last set of A Level results as Principal has seen the efforts of so many pupils to be rewarded and would like to wish all of our Year 14 pupils well as they leave the school.

“Our leaving pupils are well equipped, not just academically, but with the essential life and interpersonal skills to succeed in their future careers.

“I am also thrilled that our Year 13 pupils have done so well and I look forward to reading of their continued success next year.

“I have every confidence that, guided by the excellent staff under Mrs Madden’s leadership, the pupils in future years will continue to reach high academic standards.”

Twelve pupils gained three or more A*/ A grades with three pupils – Scott McCarter, James Mitchell and Erinn Melaugh achieving A*/A grades in all four of their subjects.

Mr. Wilson said other top achievers incuded Lauren Brennan, Niall Grieve, Meera Kattakayam, Jessica Kee, Jonathan Leaver, Rachel Mackey, Shannon McLaughlin, Steven McLaughlin and Deborah Osbourne.

Head Girl Meera Kattakayam, who is now going to study Medicine at Queen’s University admitted to being “so excited” at receiving her results.

“I can’t believe it and would like to pass on my thanks to everybody at LGS”, she said.

Meanwhile Jonathan Leaver, who has just returned from a visit to Kenya with the school and now plans to study at Leicester University, admitted to being “a little nervous, but excited” at the thought of heading off to study in England.

The future would appear to bode well for Year 13 pupils at the Grammar School who also received their AS results on Thursday - 34% of all exams sat at this level resulted in the top A grade, with 22 pupils achieving three or more A grades and over 44% of pupils achieving three or more A grades, all of which show a significant upward trend on the previous year’s results.

Particular congratulations go to Andrew Duke, Callum Moore, Hannah Moore, Ailish Morrison, David Reid, Daneen Rice, Gurpartap Sandhu, Rebecca Stewart, Jill Thompson, Andrew Tutty and Simon Whyte who each received A grades in all four of their subjects, whilst other top achievers included Rebecca Mackey, Kate Donnelly, Elaine Eakin, Rebecca Mackey, James Mackenzie, Ciara McCormack, Emma McGraw, James Miller, Courtney Nicholl, Jake Smyth and Joshua Wallace.