GCSE Results 22 August 2019

 

Holy Trinity College

 

Superb GCSE Results for Holy Trinity College

 

Students waited anxiously on their GCSE Results last Thursday in Holy Trinity College, but their nervousness soon turned to that of excitement and shouts of joy as students, parents / guardians and staff assembled together, to celebrate and congratulate the large cohort of students receiving superb GCSE results across a range of subjects.

  88% of students achieved Grades A* - C in five or more subjects, with 58% when you include English and Maths within the 5+ criteria.  Many of our highest achieving students secured A* - B grades, and the new C* grade also featured prominently in a huge range of subjects. 

 

Principal of Holy Trinity College, Mrs Isabel Russell, expressed her delight stating: “On behalf of the College, I congratulate our students on their GCSE grades today.  These exceptional achievements are the result of hard work, commitment and dedication on the part of both students and the entire staff, both teaching and support staff, and are evidence of the continued and invaluable support of parents and guardians.  Holy Trinity’s GCSE students have enjoyed and grown in confidence not only from the range of academic and applied courses on offer but also, from the growing number of enrichment and extra- curricular programmes which are available to a wide cross-section of pupils on a daily basis and from our in-depth care and support”. 

 

She continued, “Holy Trinity College is an all ability and non-selective school.  We maximise every opportunity possible to provide the best possible career pathway for each student.  Learning and Teaching is our priority and will always be at the core in order to maintain our high standards.   I am delighted that so many of our students have obtained the grades required to progress into Sixth Form, whilst others are going to Further Education or Employment.  I am also confident that their performance will be an incentive to the incoming Year 12 students to ensure that they achieve even better in the year ahead.  Every student should be very proud of their achievements today.  We have high expectations of everyone and believe they are more than capable of sitting GCSE exams.  In fact, 99% of our students achieved five or more A* - E grades, so it is a day to celebrate all results”.

 

Staff in the College are delighted with the GCSE success and extend warm congratulations to the students as they continue with their studies at Post 16 level.  Mrs Russell continued to say: “Selecting the right course is essential at Post 16 and we believe, that with quality learning and teaching, dedicated and committed staff, independent learning and informative Careers advice, the students will reap the benefits of a Post 16 experience appropriate to their interests and Career aspirations”.

 

Whilst delighted for the students, it is important to recognise the dedication of the College staff.  “They are such a committed team of people – a team who work well together to ensure that the pupils receive every opportunity possible to achieve.  As an all-ability school, the GCSE process is not easy for every child especially now that Exam Boards have a greater emphasis on Exams at the end of two years, and less on coursework.  But, the staff have provided continuous support not only in subject areas but pastorally as well, via mentoring, shared education initiatives, revision sessions and a continual focus on raising standards.   Our appreciation also extends to South West College and EA Youth Service who provide courses in conjunction with our own staff.  Of course, none of this success would be possible without our parents and guardians who supported us in what we did and encouraged their child along the way.  Today, we all have achieved success together”.

 

Whilst a few places remain available on select Post 16 courses, the College is looking forward to another successful year as we welcome students back into Sixth Form. They have their GCSE results, and now it is time to embark on the next stage of their educational journey.  Well done everyone.  We are very proud of you and your success.

Holy Trinity College 9-29 Chapel Street Cookstown / email: info@holytrinityc.cookstown.ni.sch.uk

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