Archive 2020/21

A Level Success 2021

Congratulations are due to Mia Gordon, Rachel Johnston, Aimee Leinster, Morgan McCullough, Rebekah McGall, Harry McMullan, Ruth Morrow, Megan Richard, Noah Robinson, Lorraine Warren and Jude Watterson, who each achieved three A grades or better in this year’s round of A Level results. In a year group where there were 21 A* Grades and 63 A grades, the following students achieved at least three top grades, two of which were A grades: Josh Bates, Sam Crawford, Hannah Hillis, Jessica Houston, Jason Kernohan, Chloe Larmour, Stuart Lyle, Sophia Marinho McAdory, Ellen McBurney, Luke Millar, Hollie Mills, Erin Moore, Katie Pearson, Tyler Stevenson, Nicole Turtle and Hannah Wilson.


The following pupils achieved three successful grades, one of which was Grade A: Demi Armstrong, Katie Bradshaw, Emma Elliott, Tom Jenkins, Alex Kelly, Katherine Kirk, Megan Mark, Bethany McClelland, James McIlfatrick, Courtney Millar, Tammie Russell, Claire Stewart and Peter Wilson.


Of those pupils sitting 3 A-levels 81% achieved 3 grades in the A*-C range.


91% of students achieved three successful grades we extend congratulations also to those who had achievements commensurate with their gifts, including students who studied two A Level grades and achieved Pass, Merit or Distinction grades in preparation for their chosen careers. In particular, it has been impressive to observe many students overcoming challenges and, through their determination, achieving standards beyond their hopes as well as developing significant leadership and interpersonal skills in the process.


In what has been a unique and difficult time students have coped well with the school year adaptations, remote learning, including examination syllabi which have proved challenging. Twelve subject areas achieved 100% A – C grades: Performing Arts, Art, English Literature, Moving Image Arts, RE, Technology, Engineering, ICT, Music, Travel & Tourism, Sport and Child Care. Other highly successful subjects included Professional Business Services, Health and Social Care and Double Award Child Care with A Level Biology at 83%, History at 83%, Life and Health Science at 70% - all in the A* – C range.


The Principal, Mr Oliver, takes opportunity to thank the students for their commitment and to wish them future success as they enter tertiary education, apprenticeships and/or employment. He acknowledges the unfailing support and generosity of parents and pays tribute to the commitment of the teaching and support staff of the college.


GCSE Results Day Success 2021

Year 12 pupils, their teachers and parents, can be justly proud of their GCSE achievements this summer, which were the best on record. 83% of students achieved a minimum of 5 grades in the A* – C range, with 53% achieving a minimum of 7 grades A*- C including both English and Maths.   There were outstanding A* – C passes in vocational subjects such as Community Sport, BTEC Sport, Food And Nutrition, Agriculture, Construction, Applied Business, Prince’s Trust, Moving Image Arts, Technology and Drama,  this success was further reflected in more traditional subjects such as English &  English Literature, Maths, Further Maths, Art, Double Award Science, Engineering, Geography, ICT, Music and RE. Results were achieved in a full range of general and applied courses providing pupils with a wide range of options for their future pathways.  


In congratulating his pupils, the Principal noted that such success comes as a result of hard work on the part of the pupils, diligence on the part of teachers, combined with commitment from parents.


Congratulations to top performers with A* - B grades: A Sheppard, E Erwin, C McFetridge, C Devecchis, B Millar, L Weir, C White, S Nicholl, E Witherspoon, S Dundee, E Harkness, L Rennie and K Selwood.  Over 40 students achieved at least 2 A*- A grades and a wide range of students achieved combinations of high grades, at least 5 of which came into the A-B range.


There are numerous other excellent combinations of grades in the A* – C range which deserve special credit, and it is also encouraging to note that 100% of all students achieved at least 5 good grades.


The Sixth Form Prospectus and subject details, together with Admissions Criteria are available at the School Office and can be downloaded from the school website The closing date for applications is Thursday 26 August 2021.   Students from Dunclug College will have first preference for A Level places, but students from other schools who wish to avail of the subjects on offer, are most welcome to apply.  There will be careers advice available to all who are uncertain about choices.  Best wishes to all on your onward journey.


N Oliver



Summer Term 2021

Walliams Winner Joel McCartney!

RSE Icebergs & Babies

Love for Life were in school delivering important sex education and relationships advice to Years 10 and 11. Following their Icebergs & Babies programme the young people heard these issues discussed at an accessible level and were able to contribute to the programme through Q&A sessions.

Energy Challenge Competition

Little Princess Trust Charity Day

Summer Celebration 2021

Summer Scheme 2021

Our Summer Scheme ran from Monday 5th July to Friday 9th July. Pupils were involved in a range of activities including game sports, a pamper day, a visit from Wee Critters, arts & crafts, dodgeball and rounders. On the final day we finished up with orienteering and a barbeque which was generously gifted by Nadine's Diner. Thanks also to Ratio Vending and Connolly's Spar for donating snacks for the week.


A great week had by all, thanks to the great weather!

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