ST KEVIN’S College in Lisnaskea is celebrating academic success after ranking second overall in the North in a recently published league table.
The bumper GCSE results come one year after St Kevin’s opened its doors following the amalgamation of St Comhghall’s College, Lisnaskea and St Eugene’s College Roslea.
Commenting, school principal Gary Kelly said, “It’s a wonderful performance considering the school is only fully operational for one year after its amalgamation.
“The first year has gone so successfully with massive pupil numbers and wonderful results as well. We have another great Year 12 class coming through and we are hoping that this year would be something similar.”
The league table features the top 50 non-grammar schools with the highest proportion of pupils achieving five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including English and Maths. St Kevin’s College recorded 84.8 percent of pupils achieving these grades.
Explaining the factors behind the high performance Mr Kelly said, “It was down to the hard work of the wonderful staff we have here and the extra hours that they put in. Not forgetting the pupils who work so hard as well. We have fantastic support from the community both in the Lisnaskea area, the Roslea area and further afield.”
Also ranking highly in the Irish News league table was St Aidan’s High School, Derrylin. The school was placed eleventh overall with 71.4 percent of pupils obtaining five GCSE grades A* – C, including Maths and English.
School principal Pat McTaggart said he was “delighted” with the results which were a reflection of the combined efforts of the students, staff and parents. “St Aidan’s has always been a high achieving school catering for the needs of all students and we are pleased that this tradition has been maintained. It reaffirms the important role played by St Aidan’s, a school at the heart of the community. The school is going from strength to strength with children choosing to come to the school not just because of the results but also the strong pastoral ethos.”
A grammar school exam performance league table was also published this week. Enniskillen Royal Grammar is the only local school to rank in the top 30. The school was placed in eighteenth position with over 85 percent of pupils achieving three of more A-Level grades.
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Posted: 9:29 am January 19, 2019