We have high expectations of all our pupils and we are proud of their achievements in Public Examinations. In 2020 our pupils have yet again excelled and produced an excellent set of Examination results. This level of success is due to the strong partnership between pupils, staff, parents and the community.
Within our Grammar stream; 98% of all pupils achieved 5 or more A*-C grades at GCSE and 98% achieved 5 or more A*-C grades including English and Maths.
When we look the results for the whole year group, which includes a wide range of ability, 98% of the year achieved 5 or more GCSE grades at A*-C and 82% 5 or more grades at A*-C including English and Maths which compares very favourably with similar all-ability Grammar schools in Northern Ireland.
Top GCSE performers in each of our Pathways:
In the Dennett Pathway, which contains the traditional Grammar subjects, the top performing girl was Atlantis Bryson with 4 A* grades, 5 A grades and a B grade and the top performing boy was Ronan Snodgrass with 9 A* grades and 1 A grade. Other top achievers included; Max Neeson, Tai Duncan Lucy Blair, Alex Aiken, Kara Bates, Scott Canning, Erin Djuric, Mark Millar and Courtney McCrea.
In the Finn Pathway, which contains a mix of academic and vocational subjects, our top performing students included, Anna Mc Donald, Ellie Harwood, Marcel Wawryszuk, Katie Curran and Chloe Nixon and in our Mourne Pathway which is mainly vocational our top performers were Kris Wade, Reece Duffy and Carrie-Brooke Hepburn.
These results reflect the hard work of our pupils and highlight the dedication and support provided by our staff and support from parents. 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 have been encouraged and supported to achieve to their potential and beyond.
Our Sixth Form has an excellent track record of success, with pupils progressing on to a range of university courses and also enjoying successful careers across a range of competitive industries. This year our A level pupils have once again excelled with the majority of our leavers gaining access to their chosen university courses.
As a school community we celebrate outstanding individual successes at A Level. The top performing girl was Hannah Darragh A A Dis* B and the top achieving boy was shared between Jack Kee and Scott Canning A A B. Also included were a number of high achievers; Ellie Black, Sarah Hetherington, Kelsey Maxwell, Aileen McGerrigle and Kirsten Wade.
Overall, there was a 100% pass rate across all subjects’ areas with 90% of pupils achieving the benchmark 3 or more A*-C grades. Of all A level examinations completed at Strabane Academy, 80% of results achieved were A*-B grades, this is a remarkable statistic!
“We are very proud of the effort and achievement of all pupils and staff especially in the face of this difficult year. Our pupils truly did ‘ASPIRE’ and they have reaped the rewards. I would like to thank all our parents for their continued support and wish our pupils all the very best of luck for the future after their well-deserved success.” Mr David Hampton, Principal.