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St Killian’s continues to celebrate success!

A Level pupils who gained straight A* or A grades

St Killian’s College students have again been celebrating examination success at A level. This year’s outcomes highlight the fact that non-selective education continues to deliver excellent results in A Level for all the students in our community.

The students who sat their exams in 2022 for the first time since 2019, in post pandemic circumstances, deserve special praise for their resilience and success in such extraordinary times.

82% of St Killian’s students achieved 3 A*-C grades in their examination results with 49% of the total grades awarded at A level courses were A*/A grade, well above the National Average.

A Level top achievers.

Seanie McIntosh, Leja Voroblevaite & Aidan Higgins who each achieved 3A* grades in their A Levels.

In addition, college Principal Jonny Brady noted significant results achieved in both the STEM and Arts areas. He said:

“This highlights the success the college has in delivering a broad range of educational pathways to develop the interests and talents of all our students, providing them with the academic results and key life skills to confidently contribute to our society and growing economy.

Head Boy & Head Girl Shane McKenna and Ellen Martin who both gained 2 A* & 1 A grade.

“With university places in even higher demand this academic year, we are pleased that, with the help, advice and guidance of the college’s career department, the vast majority of our students have gained entry to their first choice courses. Others have taken advantage of much sought after apprenticeships in a variety of professions from Accountancy to Telecom Engineering.”

Once again there was a rise in the number of students who achieved the top grades, Aidan Higgins (3A*s), Leja Voroblevaite (3A*s), Seanie McIntosh (3 A*), Ellen Martin (2A*s,1A), Shane McKenna (2A*, 1A), Molly McNeill (1A*, 2As), Clodagh Toner (2A*s, 1A) and Rilla Lin who completed a fourth A level in Chinese (A*, AA, B). While the following students achieved at least 2A*/As; Michael Quinn, Katie McVeigh, Ashlynn Rodgers, Neil McAllister, Rachel McAuley, Aislinn Duffin, Molly Furey, Aoife Grieve, Liam Leopold, Adam McMahon, Maria Mitchell and Sean Mullan.

There were similar successes in our vocational subjects, with the following students, achieving top grades in two A levels and a Distinction star; Eimear Atcheson, Ellen McGarel, Eimhear Black, David Magill, Ciaran Martin, Matthew McCann, Niall Og McGuigan, Padraig McKillop, Ellie McKinley, Archie McSparron, Joshua Schnell, Shauna Steele, Eimhear Black and Sine Woodhouse; while Ben O’Boyle achieving 3 Distinction stars.

Aislinn Duff from Glenravel PS.

Ciaran Martin from St Brigid’s PS.

This year our AS students have produced another excellent set of results. All of which augurs well for next year’s A2 and a very bright future for those students.

Mr Brady was delighted at the success of the students across a wide range of subjects and stated:

“It is gratifying, given the unprecedented circumstances of the last two years, to see so many of our young people achieving so well in their first set of public exams. This is down to the hard work, commitment, resilience and dedication of all our staff and students, and we are all rightly proud of all our students.

“The college, once again, has demonstrated consistency in delivering high quality learning and teaching.

“On behalf of everyone here at the college I would wish all of our young people the very best in their future and thank our parents for their continued support.”

Sine Woodhouse from Glenann PS and Ashlynn Rodgers from Carnlough Integrated PS.

Top achievers from Seaview Integrated PS, Glenarm.

Top achievers from St Ciaran’s, Cushendun.

Top achievers from St John’s, Carnlough.

Top achievers from St Mary’s, Cushendall.

Top achievers from St Patrick’s, Glenariffe.


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