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Cookstown High School, Cookstown

Excellent A level results again at CHS

29th Oct 2020

Pupils at Cookstown High School have once again achieved excellent A level results with 50% achieving A* and A grades. As a combined grammar and secondary school valuing and encouraging pupils from all abilities in sixth form. 

Governors and staff are delighted the superb performance achieved by all pupils. Cookstown High pupils continue year on year to perform well ahead of the Northern Ireland average for top grades. We are delighted that the vast majority of pupils have secured their first choice of university place. 

The number of pupils attaining top grades has increased again this year while the overall A Level pass rate was 100%. 

The success across subject areas with over 50% of grades in Geography, Home Economics, IT, Mathematics, Chemistry, French, Health & Social care, Sport, Engineering and Physics being an A* or A grade. In the vast majority of other subjects every grade was a C or better.  

Ten pupils achieved a sweep of A* and A grades include:  

Alex Cooke                  AAA*
Sophie Crawford         AADist*
Eloise Dallas               AAA*
Joshua Griggs             3 Distinction*
Leah Hamilton            A,Dist*Dist*
Hannah Haycock        AADist*
Holly McReynolds      A Dist*Dist*
Lauren Mitchell         AA*A
Paul Reid                  A*A*A
Andrew Shaw           AA*Dist* 

Commenting on the results the Principal of Cookstown High School, Gwyneth Evans said, “We are delighted with pupil’s outstanding performance this year which has seen another excellent year where pupils achieved a sweep of top grades across all subjects despite a year full of challenges. Congratulations to all pupils, as well as parents and staff who have dedicated their time and supported pupils on throughout their studies and prepared them for the next stage of their education. We wish our pupils every blessing for the future. 

While it is particularly pleasing that the percentage of top grades awarded to our pupils well outstrips both the UK and Northern Ireland averages it is vital to remember that A Levels are a key stage in the educational journey of individuals. Education is about providing life opportunities for young people and behind each batch of statistics is a young person and a family whose dreams have moved a step closer to realisation.