St. Louis Students Celebrate ‘A’ Level Success
The Year 14 students continue to keep up the tradition of high achievement and excellence associated with the Kilkeel Grammar School. This year, over 92% of grades achieved at A2 level were A*- C, over 55% of grades were either A* or A and almost 80% of grades were A*-B . St. Louis Principal, Mr. Kevin Martin congratulated the students on their excellent results. ‘These students have reaped the reward of commitment and hard work. Their success is a source of pride to the whole school community and we wish them well as they move on to their next stage of their academic lives- higher education or career’ he stated. Results at AS level were also very pleasing, with the performance of the Year 13 students ensuring a solid foundation for their future studies. He continued, ‘we look forward to welcoming back to Year 14, our AS students who flourished with a majority achieving A/B grades affording themselves a superb platform for continued success in 2023’.
A tremendous 87 % of UCAS applicants secured their first choice CF university places with 91% accepting university places on results day and processing continues with CAO offers due in September. Huge congratulations also to students who have secured Higher Level and Degree Level Apprenticeships within the fields of accounting, engineering, construction management and digital marketing. Mr Martin stated ‘I have no doubt these higher and degree level apprentices will excel both in the workplace and in academia adding future higher-level qualifications to their portfolio’.
Mr Martin praised the efforts of all involved in making this day so special, students for their commitment to their studies, teachers and support staff for their expertise and guidance, and parents for their willing support. He continued, ‘A strong home school partnership underpins the St Louis commitment to excellence, and we celebrate the superb 2022 A Level achievements with their parents, guardians and the entire St Louis community. I pay tribute to our entire St Louis’ staff whose extraordinary efforts throughout the pandemic have enabled our young people to go confidently onto the next stage in their career and life journey, their professionalism and expertise is unrivalled’.