Archive 22/23

Personal Development Workshops

Year 11 Personal Economics Workshop

Mr McNeilly & Young Enterprise



Year 9 Kindness Workshop

Mrs McKay and Mr McKillop

Year 12 Formal 2022

Sixth Form Formal, April 2022

Pupil Leadership Team 2022/23

GCE Results 2022

Post 16 Success at Dunclug College - Principal's Report


Congratulations are due to Sadie Balmer, Will Carroll, Alex Dael, Alisha Getty, Marc Graham, Hannah Hill, Ellie-May Macartney, Lewis McFetridge, Alysha Millar-Currie, Konrad Skorowski, and Aaron Willis who each achieved three A-Levels to include A*, A and B grades in this year’s round of A Level results.

A special mention to Hannah Harrison and Lucy Hayes, both achieving 3 A*/A grades.

In a year group where there were 39 A grades including 10 A* Grades and, the following students achieved at least three top grades, one/two of which were A*/A grades: Katie Adams, Samantha Brolly, Charlene Carleton, Jody Carson, Samuel Clarke, Nicole Cuckson, Leah Hamill, Rachel Hamilton, Amy McAuley, John McDonald, Adam McLaughlin and Jack Murray.

The following pupils achieved two/three successful grades: Emma Barrow, Casie Bonnes, Kelsey Dawson, Jodie Farquhar, Tegan French, Lewis Frew, Ben Harkin, Ella Henry, Charis Hutchinson, Sophie Linton, Zoe Millar, Mollie O’Neill, Leah Peacocke, Joanne Ross, Jessica Smyth, Joel Steele, Hugh Swann and Brandon Turner.

Of those pupils sitting 3 A-Levels 60% achieved 3 grades in the A*-C range.

80% of students achieved three successful grades.  We extend congratulations also to those who had achievements commensurate with their gifts, including 82% of 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, blended learning, including examination syllabi which have proved challenging.  Six subject areas achieved 100% A – C grades:  Professional Business Services, English Literature, Moving Image Arts, CTEC Business, Engineering, Single and Double Award Child Care.  Other highly successful subjects included A-Level Maths, History, Art, Health and Social Care, Double Award Information Technology, Travel & Tourism and Sports - 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 of the Board of Governors, the generosity of parents and pays tribute to the commitment of the teaching and support staff of the college.

GCSE Results 2022

GCSE success at Dunclug College – pupils remain steadfast and sure!

Principal's Report


Year 12 pupils, their teachers and parents, can be justly proud of their GCSE achievements this summer, which were the best on record. 89% of students achieved a minimum of 5 grades in the A* – C range, with 68% achieving a minimum of 7 grades A*- C. 65% of pupils achieved a minimum of 5 grades A*-C including both English & Maths. There were outstanding A* – C passes in subjects such as Community Sport, BTEC Sport, Food And Nutrition, Agriculture, Business Communication Systems, Child Development, 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, Construction, Engineering, Geography, Government & Politics, History, ICT, Music, RE and Technology. 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*- A grades: Vanesa Musat (7A* & 1A) & Sophie Kirk (1A* & 7As) Those pupils with A*- B grades: Sarah-Jane Anderson, Andrew Croy, Anna Francey, Adele Graham, Peter Hall, Caitlin Hayes, Emma Houston, Sam Kernohan, Noah Rea & Sam Rock. Over 50 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 If you are interested in joining a dynamic Sixth Form book an interview on Thursday 25, Friday 26 or Tuesday 30 August 2022. 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.


Death of HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Following the death of HRH Queen Elizabeth II on 8th September 2022, at her home in Balmoral, the college held a series of Special Assemblies and marked the sad occasion by leaving flowers at Ballymena Memorial Garden. 

Prefect Team 2022/23

Our Prefect Team for 2022/23 with Principal Mr Oliver, Head Boy Joel McGuiness, Head Girl Lydia Weir seated front and centre, flanked by our Pupil Leadership Team and House Captains. Our Year 12, 13 and 14 prefects assist in a host of different ways across the year and on a day to day basis, overseen by Mrs McKay (Responsible for Pupil Voice). The example these young people set daily plays a massive role in the success of the college.

Journey2Where Bible Exhibition

The "JOURNEY2WHERE"Bible exhibition team were in school on 28th September speaking to a range of classes about the origins of the Bible, creation as taught in Genesis and related topics.

Year 8 Check In, October 2022

Selection of Images from Autumn 2022

Carol Service 2022

Open Nights January 2023

Ski Trip 2023

Careers & Choices Event - Ballymena North

School Formal 2022/23

Pupil Leadership Team 2023/24

Congratulations to our new Pupil Leadership Team

We are delighted to present our new pupil leadership team for 2023-24. Head Girl Joanna Patton-Mayrs and Head Boy Noah Rea will be ably supported by Deputies Anna Francey, Maddie BalmerSophie Kirk and Mark Weir who will work alongside Senior Prefects Rachael MurdochGrace Scott and Daniel Hanna.


This group successfully navigated the application and interview process and are well prepared to take up their new posts.

Year 12 Leavers Celebration 2023

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