Success For St Brigid's GCSE Students
Top honours in GCSE went to St Brigid's students Mark O'Neill and Jamie Bailie who are pictured with Principal Mr Enda Cullen
Staff and students at St Brigid's were delighted with GCSE results achieved by students from the school at the end of August, with many candidates receiving top grades A* - C in the examinations.
This years GCSE results were the best ever achieved in the history of the school with eighteen students achieving five or more grades A*-C, representing more than 35% of students in Year 12.
Top performing students were Jamie Bailie, Mark O'Neill, Tony Kennedy, Sean Donnelly and Patrick Tierney who each achieved nine grades A* - C, closely followed by Michael Toner, Dane Loughran Stephen Geraghty, Christopher Kane and Paul McCusker with eight top grades. In all 92% of St Brigid's students achieved at least five grades A* - G in this years GCSE examinations, the best results ever for the popular Armagh School.
Results were especially good in Information Technology, where two boys achieved A* grades with nineteen others getting A - C grades, Social and Environmental Studies with thirty top grades, Road Traffic Studies with twenty one and Technology where 17 boys got grades A - C. Thirteen students studying English achieved top grades. St Brigid's Science Department also enjoyed success with two students achieving AA grades and a further nine getting grades A - C. In fact all subject areas in the school enjoyed better examination results than ever before.
|Top GCSE students at St Brigid's High School Adrian Donnelly Mark O'Neill, Paul McCusker, Tony Kennedy, Dane Loughran, Christy Kane, Sean Donnelly, Conor Weir, Patrick Tierney, Michael Toner and Stephen Geraghty are pictured with Principal Mr Enda Cullen and Vice Principal Mr Eamonn O'Hagan. |
Principal Mr Enda Cullen praised his students and pointed to the huge investment in IT in St Brigid's over the past few years. "This has undoubtedly helped to motivate our students and has played an important part in raising standards. However, we must give credit where it is due. This success could not have been achieved without the hard work and dedication of the boys themselves. They worked hard throughout their time at St Brigid's and now they are enjoying their just rewards. Well done to all of you."
Vice Principal Mr Eamonn O'Hagan pointed out that it was important that children were happy in school if they were to achieve their potential. "The children in St Brigid's enjoy life here together in a happy and caring atmosphere. They enjoy a safe and secure environment where they are free to pursue their studies with the help of caring, professional teachers."