A-Level Results Day in Saint Catherine’s College brought success and relief to the majority of its pupils in what has been a very tough and challenging year for all involved.
Whilst it was not the jubilant crowds of pupils, families and teachers that would usually attend such an important day, nonetheless, many pupils were greeted, congratulated and supported in a socially-distanced manner at the school on the morning of the 13th of August.
Amidst a lot of speculation about the rigour of the results process, Saint Catherine’s secured an impressive whole school A-Level school performance with statistics that were similar to previous years’ results. Of the 113 pupils who did 3 A-Levels, 103 (91%) achieved 3 grades at A*- C. The ten pupils who completed 2 A-Levels secured a 100% pass-rate also.
Celebrations were slightly muted as the school, like many others, experienced anomalies where some individual pupils were awarded grades lower than their subject teachers had predicted due to adjustment by the examining body. Staff at the school are currently working to support pupils who wish to appeal.
Congratulating all the pupils, Principal Mrs Tiffney said:
“I am delighted to see such positivity on the whole after what has been a very difficult few months. Whilst this is not the way we would ever have wished our class of 2020 to end their time at Saint Catherine’s College, I am happy that they can progress to the next stage of their education and career pathways. The school will continue to support disappointed pupils in the weeks ahead.”
Some of the happy faces of pupils who received A level results at Saint Catherine’s College
(L-R) Eve Williamson, Rachel Holland, Niamh Murphy, Catherine Comiskey, Katrina Maye, Keeley Lennon and Christabel Stockman.
Proud parent. Molly Muldoon is pictured here with her mum.
Twins Clara and Nuala O’Reilly are pictured with a very proud mum.
Katrina Maye (L) is off to the University of Edinburgh to study Biological Sciences, following in the footsteps of her sister, past pupil Jessica, who has recently stepped up to work on the Covid-19 frontline and has since secured a full-time staff nurse post in Dundee.
Irish Medium Success. Triobhaine White and Caitlin Duff, Coláiste Chaitríona students.
Highflyers Heading to Oxbridge!
Pictured are Catherine Comiskey (L) who is going to study Philosophy, Politics and Economics and Christabel Stockman who has been accepted to study Law, both at Oxford.