Education: St Mary’s College pupils achieve best A-Level results ever

Mrs Marie Lindsay, principal of St Mary's.
Mrs Marie Lindsay, principal of St Mary's.

St Mary’s College are celebrating their best ever A’ level results, with 100% pass rate and a staggering 97% of them achieving 3 or more A’ levels. As always the Specialist School in Science and Microsoft Mentor School has seen an increasing number of pupils studying STEM subjects and taking up STEM degree course in University.

With almost 100 pupils taking A2s this summer it is worth noting that 80% of them have studied at least one STEM A-level which will help them choose pathways that will lead to employment.

Most of this year’s leavers have already accepted their offers and are packing their bags to head off to a range of universities, to study degrees in subjects including: Engineering; Biochemistry; Radiography and Nursing. With over half of the cohort having studied IT, it is hardly surprising that some pupils are taking up degrees in Computer Science and Digital Film Making.

St Mary’s College is also saying goodbye to their first boy, Colm Quigley, who chose St Marys College at A level so that he could study their very successful A’ level Engineering. Colm has been accepted to study Mechanical Engineering. St Marys College was the first school in Derry to offer an Engineering A’ level and several schools have pupils attending St Mary’s College to study Engineering.

Principal of St Mary’s College, Marie Lindsay was delighted with this year’s results, she said: “It is such a privilege to watch these bright talented young people reach such high standards at A’ level and compete successfully for places on high demand courses at University and FE colleges. I want to congratulate every pupil and their families on their great results. I would also like to thank all our staff, including staff in other schools and the many educational partners who have worked so hard to ensure we achieved our best ever A’ level results. We are absolutely delighted.”