There was much excitement in City of Armagh High School on Thursday morning as A Level students once again celebrated outstanding examination results with an overall pass rate at C grade or higher of 94%.
The students undertook Double Award Health and Social Care (equivalent to 2 A Levels) and all achieved grades CC or higher.
The majority of students also studied A Level Applied Science (with one taking A Level Art and Design) in conjunction with St Catherine’s College.
City of Armagh High School Principal Mr David Cunningham said: “We are delighted that the results have provided a very firm foundation for our students to move on to further or higher education or indeed into employment.
“Worthy of particular note is Amy Wortley who achieved ‘AA’ in Double Award Health and Social Care and ‘B’ in Applied Science. Amy now intends to move on to Queen’s University, Belfast to embark on a Psychology Degree. Beccie McCauley will undertake a course in Sports Studies at the University of Sterling and has been awarded a Bursary for the duration of her course. Other students will enter degree courses in Nursing.
“The results achieved and career pathways secured reflects both the high quality teaching provided and the hard work of our students. We wish them every success as they move on to the next stage.
“The confidence we have in our ability to deliver high quality education is justified by these results. We continue to develop the range of Post 16 opportunities available in the school. The well-established Health and Social Care course has now been joined by a similar course in Engineering (Level 3 BTEC worth 2 A Levels), the first cohort of students will complete their studies in June 2016.
“Commencing in September 2015 students will also have the opportunity to study A Level Biology and BTEC Sports.”
If any potential students are interested in finding out more information about these courses please contact Mr Cunningham or Mr Livingstone on Tel 028 37522278.
Main picture: Mr Livingstone and Mrs Simms pictured with A Level students receiving their results. From left to right Amy Wortley, Lauren Brown, Jessica Haffey, Beccie McCauley and Samantha Cummings, and (article inset) Mrs Simms congratulates Amy Wortley on her AA grades in Health and Social Care.
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