GCSE results success for Roe Valley students

St Patrick's College top three GCSE students are thrilled after collecting their results yesterday, from left, Cora McNicholl, Ruairi McGonagle and Aine Crossan. (DER3413PG053)
St Patrick's College top three GCSE students are thrilled after collecting their results yesterday, from left, Cora McNicholl, Ruairi McGonagle and Aine Crossan. (DER3413PG053)

Students throughout the Roe Valley are celebrating their GCSE results and are now planning what to do next.

At St. Mary’s, Limavady, top performer was Eilish McCracken achieving 8 A*’s and 2 A’s. St. Mary’s Principal Mary McCloskey said pupils achieved up to 10 GCSEs in a range of subjects, and congratulated pupils and staff. 
At St Patrick’s College, Dungiven, acting Principal Ms McCartney was delighted with more than one third of students achieving nine or more GCSE’s, including Maths and English.

“It’s so rewarding for staff to get the chance to share this success with students and parents,” said Ms McCartney.

At Limavady Grammar School 125 of the 139 pupils gained 7+ grades at A*-C. Almost 80% of the results were A*-B grades, 94% were A*-C and 95% of entrants achieved 7 or more grades A*-C (including English and Maths) – up from 91% last year.

Limavady Grammar principal, Robert Wilson said: “These excellent results are very pleasing and provide our pupils with a sound foundation on which to build at advanced level.”