Recording breaking A level results

By Ballyclare High School on 18 August, 2023

Pupils and staff at Ballyclare High are waking up to record-breaking A level results this morning. A*/A grades account for over half of the total and almost 80% of all grades were B or above. 86% of pupils have recorded three or more A*-C grades, the indicator used to measure grammar school performance. The 100% pass rate is exemplary. In this the final year of adjusted grade boundaries to bring results closer to pre-pandemic levels, standards are higher than those recorded in 2019, marking a time for celebration and a sense of real accomplishment for all pupils and staff.

Dr Michelle Rainey, Principal, said “Congratulations to all our pupils this morning on their results. This year group are fantastic young adults and I am absolutely thrilled that they have tremendous academic achievements to their credit now too as they finish their schooling. Pupils and staff have worked so hard, focused all year on committing their best, and that has culminated in huge reward for individuals and an all-round sense of celebration and success. Over a third of our pupils secured 3 or more A*/A grades and the 100% pass rate is equally noteworthy; these results are testimony to their ability and their character combined with high quality teaching and pastoral approaches that have served them so well. Pupils, staff, parents and governors should feel very proud of such brilliant achievements. Ballyclare High School has a culture of nurturing and developing potential so each child can be their best and days like today are testimony to that, reflected in fabulously well-rounded and accomplished young people with bright futures ahead of them.”