St Killian’s Students Deliver High Quality Results

Some of the top A Level achievers in St Killian's College with Principal Jonny Brady and Vice-principals Mrs Eileen McKay & Pádraig McIlwaine

2013 has again marked an auspicious year for St Killian’s College community as the school enjoys a very successful set of results at both A level and AS. This underscores the high quality of Learning and Teaching recognised by the recent school inspection.

A group of the High Achievers at AS Level in St Killian's, pictured with Vice-Principal Mrs Eileen McKay

80% of St Killian’s students achieved grades A* – C in their examinations with 100% of students achieving at least 2 A Level passes. The college saw the percentage of students, who achieved A*/A increase to 27%, with 14% achieving 3 straight A’s or better.

The vast majority of our students have gained entry to the courses of their choice in Higher Education when places on such courses are highly competitive and we wish them well.

Once again there was a rise in the number of students who achieved top grades, Emily Campbell from Larne deserves a special mention as our top achiever with an outstanding 3A* and 1A. She has received the prestigious Dickson Poon Bursary to read Law in King’s College London. Other top achievers include Eamon Kearns A* and 3 A, Hayley McCarthy 4 A, Ciara McLoughlin 3 A*, Matthew Guiller and Paul McCurry A* and 2A, Shaun O’Boyle 3A and B, Paul McKay and Ronan McIlwaine 3 A.

Some of the students of St Killian's College who achieved 3 Grade As or better in their A Levels

College Principal Mr Jonny Brady noted ‘It is fantastic to see so many of our students achieve and even exceed their expectations and they deserve great credit for their hard work and dedication.’

Other significant results were achieved in the STEM area, where 65% of our students attained A*- B grades in Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Mathematics and Technology and Design. In addition new subjects continue to make their mark with 100% of A* in Construction and 85% A-C grades in Engineering.

This underscores the college’s success in delivering a broad range of educational pathways to develop the interests and talents of all our students providing them with the academic results and key life skills to confidently contribute to society and the economy of the future.

Deputy Head Boy Paul McKay (left) & Head Boy Rónán McIlwaine both achieved straight A grades in thier A Levels (pic from Curly McIlwaine)

Principal Jonny Brady expressed his delight at the success of the students across a range of subjects and he stated, ‘These excellent 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.’

Paul O'Loan, who achieved 5 Grade As in his AS Level exams

“The students and teachers should be rightly proud of the tremendous set of results that have been achieved. The college, once again, has demonstrated its consistency in delivering high quality learning and teaching as noted by the Educational and Training Inspectorate in November 2012. ”

“The College would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our A Level students on their fantastic success. We look forward to pursuing future success for our students at Post 16 and thank our parents for their continued support.”

Principal Mr J Brady congratulates Ulster Senior Discus silver medallist Róisín O'Kane on her 4 Grade As in AS examinations

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