St Killian’s Students continue to achieve academically

[singlepic id=35 w=320 h=240  float=left]The staff and students at St Killian’s College have once again succeeded in producing an excellent set of A Level results which will ensure that the college’s reputation continues to go from strength to strength. This marked the first full year where all of the students were on the one campus and resulted in 87% attaining A*-C grades with 70% achieving A*-C in three or more subjects. This was crowned by a number of significant firsts; the college saw the percentage of our students, who achieved A* increase to 22%, with 14% achieving 3 straight A’s or better. Indeed, one of the most momentous achievements this year is the fact that the college celebrated the success of two of its top achievers.  Kathy Darragh has been offered a place in Cambridge to read Environmental Studies while Jacob Armstrong will be taking up a place at Oxford to read Mathematics.  No doubt that these two trail blazers will be followed by more of our students who aspire to reach these academic heights.

College Principal Mr Jonny Brady noted ‘It is fantastic to see two of our students achieve their ambitions to study at the top two universities in the UK and they deserve great credit for their hard work and dedication. Well done Kathy and Jacob.’

Other significant results were achieved in the STEM area, where 75% of our students attained A*- B grades in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and Technology and Design. However, equally gratifying is the fact that two new subjects made their mark in the school curriculum for the first time, Construction where 100% of students achieved A*-C and in Engineering where 50% of all students entered achieved an A*-A. This, the college believes, underscores its ability to deliver to a wide variety of educational interests and talents among our student body.

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All of this success reflects both a hard working staff and group of students who are determined to succeed in all facets of school life.  Not surprisingly these superb results ensured that most of our students have secured their first choice place across a variety of courses at universities. This is especially pleasing given the current economic climate and competition for university places.

Principal Jonny Brady expressed his delight at the success of the students across a range of subjects and he stated, ‘These outstanding results are down to the hard work and commitment of our students and staff as well as the support and partnership that the school continues to develop with our parents and the wider community.’

“Obviously the top achievers catch the headlines, but there has been significant achievement right across the ability range.  The students and teachers should be rightly proud of the tremendous set of results that have been achieved.”

“The College would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our students on their fantastic success, looks forward to ensuring future success at Post 16 for them and thank our parents for their continued support.”

 

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