Cross and Passion College students gathered in the school on results morning to celebrate their achievements at A level.
Mrs Ward, the school principal, said that there was a great atmosphere, with parents and staff sharing in the excitement of the pupils who are delighted with their results and planning their next step to university. “We are delighted with the results this year again – it is really rewarding to see that the hard work undertaken by all of us, pupils and staff, has paid off.”
Mrs Ward also expressed her deep gratitude to the teaching and support staff in the school who, she said, year after year go the extra mile to get the best for and from each young person in the school.
Amongst the top achievers in the school this year were; Bronagh McCaughan, James Gallagher, Hugh Neill, Alice Mee, Tamara McErlain, Cormac McAlister, Conleth McVeigh, Julie Dickson, Tor Kinney and Conal Wright.
These pupils have 25A* and A Grades and 7 Grade B’s between them.
“The pressure to succeed at the highest level is immense and these pupils have really stepped up to the challenge. They are well prepared for the next step,” said Mrs Ward.
“Cross and Passion has a curriculum for all types of young people. In partnership with Ballycastle High School we are now in a position to offer 24 traditional A level courses and 8 BTEC Courses.”
Mrs Ward has paid tribute to the pupils and staff on the outstanding success achieved in the new B Tec Courses which were first introduced to the college with this cohort of students.
The subjects included Science, Agriculture, Child Care Learning and Development, Creative Media, Sport and IT. “This wide curriculum offer, allowing young people to play to their strengths and take courses which will inspire and interest them is the key to success for young people,” she added.