Dunclug College has continued to develop a strong profile of A Level subjects and the number of students studying A level, and has enjoyed year on year improvement in A Level performance over a five year period. Students have excelled in 2016, celebrating an 18% improvement, with 72% of all students achieving 3 or more grades in the A – C range. These results equal or outperform a number of schools designated Grammar or Bilateral and confirm the well-documented fact that students do not need to qualify for an Entrance Test at 11 to achieve successful A Level outcomes. 91% achieved 2 of their grades in the A – C range, while 41 students in total gained a minimum of one A grade in a very worthy round of personal achievement. It is also encouraging to note that 87% of all Grades were C or better and 97% were Grade D or better. The Principal congratulated students, their teachers and families for a team effort which has been so deservedly rewarded.
The Business Faculty was delighted to achieve 28 Distinction Star Grades, 1 Distinction and 1 Merit grade in Business Administration, and also, 100% Grades A – C in both Applied Business and Travel & Tourism. Other subjects which achieved a 100% pass rate in the A – C range included: Art, Applied Science, English Literature, Home Economics, Moving Image Arts, Performing Arts, Religious Studies, Technology, Engineering & Child Care. This was closely followed by extremely high pass rates in ICT, Health & Social Care, and BTEC Sports, while there was significant improvement to 50% A – C passes in the areas of Biology and Maths.
Special congratulations go to the following pupils for outstanding individual performances:
3 x A* grades – David O’Neill
A*, A, B – Emma Fleck, David Fullerton, Timothy McIntyre, Blair Purdy, Callum Weir
2 A* grades, 1 C – Chelsea Doyle
A* B, B – Courtney Chesney, Samantha Dennison, Philip Dunlop, Calvin Letters, Nicole Norris, Glenn Service, Chloe Young
A* B, C – Bethany Kate Bayliss, Marshall Gillan, Matthew Hayes, Lois Manson, Rachel Mitchell, Witney Ross, Jamie Speirs, Ryan Surgenor, Gemma Watson, Peter Wilson
A*, C, C – Emma Jordan, Naomi Law, Ruth McNeilly
A, B, B - Laura McKeown, Ellen McMullan
A, B, C - Hannah Crawford, Erin Keenan
A, C, C - Danielle Douglas, Ellie Letch, Emma Mills
B, B, C – Kirsty Clarke, Kathryn Francey, Kirsty Fraser, Phillip White
….plus many other high grade combinations which hold great promise for the future.
The Governors are delighted that all students in this well-engaged year group are ready to embark on an onwards pathway of choice and wish them every blessing and happiness going forward.