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Sixth Form pupils, parents and staff at Belfast Royal Academy were today celebrating another set of excellent A Level results. Pupils and their parents are now able to celebrate individual achievements after months of hard work and to confirm their university places.


Principal, Mrs Hilary Woods, said “We are extremely proud of the achievements of our pupils across a wide range of subjects.  There have been some exceptional results. Over 35% of the grades awarded were A* or A and 90.1% of the grades awarded were at A* – C.

Thirty-three pupils achieved at least 3 A grades and of this group, eight of them have fulfilled their conditional offer for either Oxford or Cambridge University.





Our top performers at A2, who achieved a minimum of 3A grades, were:

There were noteworthy performances from a number of pupils:

Grainne Gilleece (St Therese of Lisieux Primary School), Jack Golden (Cavehill Primary School) and Shane Martin (Whitehouse Primary School) achieved an impressive 4 A* grades whilst a further three pupils, Conor Callaghan (Castleknock College), Tara Cavan (Whitehead Primary School) and Laura Loboda (Holy Family Primary School) achieved at least 3 A* grades.  An A* grade is awarded if a candidate has achieved an A grade overall and has averaged at least 90% in the modules taken at A2 Level, so this is a fantastic achievement.

A significant number of pupils have been successful in gaining places at the country’s leading Russell Group universities, including Queen’s University.  Congratulations to other pupils who have successfully secured some outstanding apprenticeships in Business and Accounting or who are setting off on some fantastic Gap Year experiences.

Pupils and staff have worked incredibly hard over the past year and we are really proud of our pupils’ results. A number of pupils have achieved exceptional results having overcome particularly difficult personal circumstances and their results are a testament to their commitment and hard work over the two-year course.

Our Middle Sixth pupils now leave us for the next exciting chapter in their lives and we wish them continued success, and look forward to hearing about their thrilling futures.

I would like to once again thank all of the teaching and support staff for working so hard to ensure that every pupil reaches their potential, and parents and guardians and Governors for their continued support.”

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