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Dunclug College celebrates 7% improvement in A Level results

Shauna Loughran

Reporter:

Shauna Loughran

DUNCLUG College is pleased to be celebrating a 7% improvement in its A Level results for the 2017/18 year, in line with our expectations for our students.

80% of all grades were in the A – C range, with a total of 35 students achieving at least one A Grade.

A significant majority sat three A Level subjects with 60% achieving three grades in the A – C range. 83% of the whole cohort achieved 2 or more in the A – C range and 100% 2 grades in the A – E range.

In the following subjects 100% of students achieved in the A – C range: Biology, Care, Chemistry, Construction, Engineering, Sports, Geography, Moving Image Arts, Sociology, Travel & Tourism, followed closely by high pass rates at Grade C or better, as follows: Applied Business 90%, CTEC Business 89%, ICT 88%, Performing Arts 83%, Art 83%, Health & Social Care 81%, Religious Studies 66% and Life & Health Science, 50%.

Many students achieved outstanding individual performances in these and other subjects, and excellent combinations of grades to lead to a wide range of University placements and Apprenticeships.

In keeping with the national trend there was improvement in the performance of boys due to careful choice of subjects and motivational teaching.

The Principal, Ruth Wilson, congratulated all students for their excellent commitment in the face of the many challenges of A level study - and the staff for their diligence in preparation and delivery, as well as their positive approach to the many syllabus and examination changes, and the many current financial challenges in education.

A special mention is made of the following high achievers:

Carolyn Aiken, Kennedy Brown, Kirsten Collins, Courtney Davis, Anna Donnell, Emily Erwin, Romany Graham, Courtney Gribben, Rebecca Harris, Kathryn Hamilton, Aaron Houston, David Jamieson, Christine Kernohan, Stephanie Kilpatrick, Anna Knox, Kirsten Leckey, Chloe McFall, Morgan McVicker, Chelsea Morrow, JJ Morrow, Catherine Perry, Jordan Peters, Laura Reid, Charlie Smith, Amy Smith, Amy Stirling, Jack Wilkins, Amy Wilson, Hannah Wilson and Sophiah Wilson.

With high commendations also to the following students:

Mellissa Bell, Adam Crowther, Jason Fleming, Britney Hill, Georgia Hill, Tamarin Hill, Zoe Luke, Ewan McClintock, Brandon Millar, Nena Rea, Callum Ross, Jacqueline Smyth, Thomas Surgenor, Matthew Waide and Courtney Walsh.

The Careers staff, subject teachers, and senior leaders were delighted to be on hand to congratulate pupils and parents personally and to work closely with students to ensure progression to the next stage of their educational journey.

Please do not hesitate to contact school if there remain any outstanding queries.

We look forward to welcoming back the majority of Year 12 students into Sixth Form, following GCSE results next week. Applications are also welcome from students transferring from other schools for the in-coming academic year.

The Sixth Form Prospectus, with details of the subjects on offer and teaching approaches, as well as the Admissions Criteria, can be obtained from the School Office.

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