Crumlin Integrated College has, again, surpassed previous years’ outcomes in external examinations. There were joyful scenes as students and their parents received qualification results on Thursday morning; staff and parents were filled with pride at what this group of young people had achieved.
‘Was wonderful to see so many happy faces this morning, huge thank you to teaching and support staff – it just wouldn’t be possible without you.’
‘Well done to everyone, very proud parents today. Thank you to all the teachers and classroom assistants for your hard work and dedication.’
81% of students have achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grade C or above and 100% of students with additional needs achieved 5 or more GCSEs or equivalents at grade C or above. In terms of individual success, the top achievers receiving strong combinations of A and B grades are Caitlin McNicholl, Tom Stagg and Saul Toal.
Principal Mr. O’Hara added, ‘Our students should be enormously proud of their examination results, they have shown determination, resilience, and a strong work ethic in achieving such pleasing outcomes. I would also like to pay tribute to the dedication and commitment of our staff, who work hard to ensure our students reach their full potential. We are very appreciative of the support our parents provide, and we thank them for the continuing effective partnership between home and school, which is essential to pupils’ success.’
Extremely impressive results were attained in all departments, particularly Art & Design, Digital Technology, History, Occupational Studies Business Services, Occupational Studies Design & Creativity, Physical Education, Prince’s Trust and Single Award Science, which all achieved 100% A*-C grades.
The College has moved from strength to strength over the last number of years with the ETI inspectorate in their most recent visit commenting that ‘this is a school that is moving forward’. Referring to the quality of learning and teaching they stated that there were ‘good relationships between staff and pupils and a clear focus on the development of skills’ and ‘very positive, supportive staff’.
The new tailored curriculum on offer aims to see the trend of improved outcomes to continue over the coming years and is paving the way for a post-16 provision in the College, meaning students will be able to experience continuity in their further education. There is significant support for this provision from parents and pupils; and the community have expressed a strong will and demand for a post-16 provision in their local area.
With the continued improvement in GCSE outcomes, tailored educational provision and strong pastoral care system, Year 8 intake has tripled in the last three years with more parents making Crumlin Integrated College their first choice for transition from primary school.
‘Congratulations to all the pupils on their remarkable achievement, which augurs so well for their next step on their educational journey. The staff at the College wishes them continued success in the future’ added the principal.