A/AS Level Results 2021
A statement from our principal David Hampton; “In Strabane Academy we value success through hard work and respect. My staff and pupils deserve a great deal of praise for all they have accomplished throughout the past two extremely difficult years and I, as Principal, am immensely proud of their achievements.
Our A level students continue to excel, with the majority gaining access to their chosen university courses. Today, marks a major step in their career pathway and I wish them every success and happiness as they embark on the next phase of their education or career.
As a school community we celebrate some outstanding individual successes at A Level. Remarkably 20% of students achieved all A*-A grades, this includes; Alvena Sharma who achieved A*A*AA, Emma Gamble A*A*A, Alice Sayers A*AA, Finn Hampton A*AA, Jacob Wood A*AA and Jason Henderson, Reuben Orr, Adam McKittrick and Isaac Coulter achieved AAA grades.
Also included were a number of high achievers who achieved AAB or better; Nikita Allen, Stephen Browne, Sarah Cochrane, Rhiannon Darragh, Fionn Devine, Laura Harpur, Ellie Hayes, Ella Hendly, Eve Kelly, Ethan McGettigan, Abbey-Lei McCafferty, Hannah Millar, Holly Milligan, Sarah Monteith, Amy Walker and Jade Walsh.
Overall, there was a 100% pass rate across all subject areas with 86% of pupils achieving the benchmark 3 or more A*-C grades.
These are a fantastic set of results for the class of 2021, a group of students who have been a pleasure to have in our school throughout their education. As a staff, it has been a privilege to watch them grow and to support and encourage each young person towards this success.
We are very proud of the rich diversity of our students and recognise that whilst not every pupil can achieve A* or A grades, our positive ethos of ASPIRE, ensures that every student is given the opportunity to achieve above and beyond what they or others may believe they are capable off. We value the achievements of all our staff and students who have worked tirelessly over the last number of years and we are delighted to celebrate their success today.”
GCSE Results 2021
Paying tribute to our schools success, our principal David Hampton explained “At Strabane Academy we are absolutely delighted in terms of our GCSE results. Our exceptional A levels results have been backed up with more impressive GCSE results in terms of adding value to the pupils’ abilities, with the great majority of our pupils obtaining 5 or more GCSE’s at A* – C including English and Maths.
- Within our Grammar stream; 100% of all pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE including English and Maths.
- When we look at the results for the whole year group, which includes a wide range of ability, 97% of the year achieved 5 or more GCSE grades at A*-C and 84% 5 or more grades at A*-C including English and Maths.
Top performers in each of our Pathways included:
In the Dennett Pathway, which contains the traditional Grammar subjects, the top performing girl was Emma Craig with 9A* grades and an A grade and the top performing boy was Patrick Walker with 7A* grades and 3A grades. Other top achievers included; Joanna McCombe 6A* grades and 4A grades, Emma Wallace 5A* grades and 5A grades, Katie Gamble and Lauren Mealiff 3A* grades and 7A grades, Lucy Aiken and Aaron Russell 3A* grades, 6A grades and B grade.
In the Finn Pathway, which contains a mix of academic and vocational subjects, our top performing students included, Shannon McIntyre, Ella McCarron, Ruby Kelly, Miya Kee and Jacob Black and in our Mourne Pathway which is mainly vocational, our top performers were Natalie Devine, Katelyn Duffy, Grace Kelly-McGlynn and Ben Rogers.
These results reflect the hard work of our pupils and highlight the dedication and support provided by our staff over the past two years. Within our intake we have a wide range of individual needs and ability levels and we are extremely proud of each of our young people who reflect our values and our vision to ASPIRE.”