St. Patrick’s Dungiven achieve ‘best ever’ A-Level results

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A-Level teachers from St Patrick’s College, Dungiven joined their students for lunch in the Dungiven Castle Restaurant to celebrate the school’s best ever A Level results.

“Once again the students have exceeded all expectations with every student improving on their AS grades, according to Principal Anne Sands, who said 100% of students were awarded Grades A*-D and 90% were Grades A*-C.

“Outstanding” results were again achieved by the Double Award Health & Social Care students, with 83% achieving A*, A or B grades.

Top A Level students for 2012 at the school are -

Charlene Cassidy: A,B,B

Blinne Hogan A,B,B

Orlagh Kelly A,B,B

Caoimhe Lynch: A*,A,B

Claire Mc Ateer: A*,A,B

Louise Mc Closkey: A*,A,B

Natasha Murphy: A,B,B

“Students who studied an A-Level course at one of our partner schools in The Roe Valley Learning Community also performed exceptionally well, with Niall D Mc Closkey, Niall G Mc Closkey, Odhran Mc Reynolds and Shane O’Kane achieving a Distinction in Construction at the North West Regional College,” said Mrs. Sands.

“I am delighted to report on our school’s best-ever A Level results. Our students have once again improved on the previous year. They’ve worked exceptionally hard for two years and I want to congratulate them. Every student has established a solid foundation on which to build their future achievements, going on to further study with confidence in their ability to succeed.

“Everyone at St Patrick’s College is very proud of our students and wish them every success as they begin their third level education at Universities and FE Colleges. I would also like to take this opportunity to publicly acknowledge the tremendous work and effort of our staff in contributing to these results and thank them sincerely on behalf of our parents and myself.”

Mrs. Sands said there must also be congratulations to Year 13 students who achieved “the best ever AS results in our school’s history”.

She said; “Students have excelled in all subjects, setting the bar higher again for next year’s A Level grades. Students achieved 100% at grades A*-E. I eagerly await the results of our GCSE students. I have every confidence that they will also achieve excellent results. I would encourage all GCSE students and their parents to review our A Level track record and either continue their studies here at St Patrick’s College or join us as a new Year 13 candidate in September. The staff and students of St Patrick’s College, Dungiven, have once again proven the benefits of our winning formula: a smaller school network, modern resources and genuine care and encouragement for each individual”.