GCSE Results: Derry schools celebrate great achievements

Schools around Derry have reported strong performances once again in this year’s GCSE results.

Foyle College reported “smiles all round” as their results improved year on year once again.

The school’s exam performance at GCSE has been steadily increasing over the

Pupils celebrating excellent GCSE results today at Foyle College.

Pupils celebrating excellent GCSE results today at Foyle College.

last number of years. This year 85% of pupils achieved 7 or more A* - C grades and 23 pupils achieved 9 or more grade A’s or A*s.

A spokesperson said: “The school would like to congratulate its pupils for all their hard work and wish them all the very best in their future courses and careers.”

Damien Harkin of St. Joseph’s Boys School praised the hard work of his pupils.

“We always expect our pupils to achieve GCSE results that give them the confidence to continue their studies at A level if they so choose and they have done that again this year with some individuals producing outstanding grades. Congratulations to the boys on their achievements today and to the parents and staff who have supported them.

“The staff and I look forward to the majority of the year group returning to further their studies in our vibrant 6th form, secure in the knowledge that they have the potential to achieve at the next level and progress towards their future career with confidence.

“May I also offer our best wishes to those who choose not to return to St. Joseph’s, we hope they have a successful future ahead in their chosen career paths.”

A spokesperson for Lumen Christi said: “Our results this year are superb. All our students attained at least 7A* to C grades and 79% of all entries were awarded A*/A grade with 11 students attaining a minimum of 10A* grades.

“This tremendous achievement is a credit to the students, their parents and the staff.”

Further afield in Limavady Grammar, results were also positive. Principal Robert Wilson said once again, the school has recorded excellent results with an outstanding thirty-seven pupils achieving seven or more A*/A grades and ninety-seven per cent of pupils achieving five or more A*-C passes, out of over one thousand two hundred exams sat.

He said: ““I would like to congratulate all pupils who have received their results today”, he commented. “This is a reward for all the hard work and effort that they have put in over the last two years and we hope that they will now be able to follow the courses they wish to study in the Sixth Form.”