There was much celebration, joy and excitement in St Patrick’s College, Belfast on Thursday 20 August when students received their GCSE results. Top student, Kacper Naworol, currently on holiday in Greece, obtained the best results ever since the College opened its doors, 60 years ago in September 1955, securing 9A* and 1A grade.
Overall, 1 in 3 students achieved 7 or more GCSEs at grades A* - C including English and Mathematics.
10 students obtained 7 or more GSCEs at Grades A* - B.
A significant number of students obtained 9 or 10 GCSEs at grades A* - C
40+ students obtained 7 or more GSCEs at Grades A* - C.
57% of students obtained 5 or more GSCEs at Grades A* - C.
36% of students obtained 5 or more GSCEs at Grades A*- C including English and Mathematics.
Every single student obtained qualifications – no one failed to achieve success.
We are thrilled but not surprised by these outcomes as they are a fair reflection of the hard work, self-belief and commitment of the students, parents and staff. These results allow our students to compete on a level footing with other students across the province in terms of their GCSE profile. Working together in partnership, with a strong focus on learning and classroom practice, we encourage all members of our school community to believe in themselves, in their talents and abilities; to believe in their hopes and dreams for the future. We believe that if you work hard and have the right attitude the world is your oyster. St Patrick’s College is a learning community, in which all gifts are nurtured and celebrated. Even though recent years have shown steady improvement in student outcomes at GCSE and A level, we will not be resting on our laurels, as we believe our children deserve more and are capable of even better. We are determined to build on this success and bring about even further improvements in our provision. But today is a great day and we are going to enjoy it before the hard work of a new school year begins – but what a great start to our 60th Anniversary year and I have no doubt that most of our Year 12 students will be returning to school to study at Post 16 and I will be delighted to see them.