St Killian’s College students achieve stellar results at A Level

This year St Killian’s students have shattered all previous records by attaining a phenomenal 92% 3 A*-C at A level.

Many selective schools would be envious of such a feat and again highlights the fact that non-selective education continues to deliver excellent results for all at A Level. This year 30% of our students achieved an impressive 3A*/A grades while an incredible 90% of grades awarded were at A*-B. The Principal Jonny Brady acknowledged exceptional results achieved in the STEM, Arts and Vocational areas reflecting the broadening of the school curriculum.
“This highlights the success the college has 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 our society and growing economy. With university places in high demand we are pleased that with the help, advice and guidance of the college’s careers department, the vast majority of our students have gained entry to their first choice courses. In addition, there has been a growing number of our students selecting and accessing Higher Apprenticeship routes.”
Once again there was a rise in the number of students who achieved the top grades, Conor McCollam (A*,3As), Hannah Craig (3 A*), Christina McCambridge, Kieran Mulvenna and Liam Walsh (2A* 1A) Reagan Butcher, Ellen Hynds, Louise Kane, Dearbhla McAllister, Ruth McIlwaine, Edward McQuillan, James Morgan, Anna Agnew and Murray Emerson (1A*/Distinction*,2As) while the following students achieved at least 3As, Ciaran Cairns, Ryan Clarke, Ruari Lennon, Aidan McKenna, Shannon McLoughlin.
There were similar successes in our vocational subjects, with the following students, Ronan Donnelly and Francis McCurry achieving 3 Distinction* while Peter Fyfe, Niall Black, Megan McIlwaine, Orla McNaughton, Callum O’Loan, Kevin Reagan, James Black, Mark Erwin, Adam McAllister and Alexander McKeegan- Kelly achieved at least a Distinction star in one or more STEM related subjects.

Many of these exceptional students have made significant contributions both locally and internationally to our community which is the mark of catholic education. Hannah Craig who is going to study Medicine at Glasgow, spent 4 weeks of the summer holiday building homes in Kenya, while Christina McCambridge, who is going to NUI Maynooth to study Theology and Philosophy, spent two weeks in Lourdes tending to the sick and disabled. Kieran Mulvenna’s vast range of voluntary work has helped him achieve a much sought after place in Edinburgh to study veterinary science. Three of our sporting schools’ All Stars are also academic high achievers; Ellen Hynds, who captained Antrim to the All-Ireland Minor Camogie title and Antrim Minor hurlers Edward McQuillan and Francis McCurry.

Mr Brady was delighted at the success of the students across all subjects and stated, “It is gratifying to see so many of our young people achieve and exceed their expectations. These excellent results are testament to the hard work, commitment and dedication of our staff and students who deserve great credit and we are all rightly proud. The college, once again, has demonstrated consistency in delivering top quality learning and teaching. We would once again thank our parents for their continued support.”

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