Pupils ‘can move to next stage with confidence’

Banbridge High School principal, Andrew Bell, has congratulated his pupils who recently received their GCSE, A Level and AS results.

Mr Bell said that the results were a testament to the commitment of the young people, who having remained at Banbridge High School to undertake post 16 work, to want to progress and develop further into the world of education.

He said, “The school would also like to acknowledge its learning partners within the Banbridge Area Learning Community, which enabled the young people of the school the opportunity to access a wider choice of subjects and thus a more diverse career path.

“With the vast majority of the grades achieved at A Level in the A*-E category, the school wishes these young people the very best as they enter new areas of learning and training.

“The school is also extremely pleased with the GCSE and BTec Level 2 achievements of its pupils.

“The school has achieved a great set of results.

“A significant number of young people achieved a high level of grades and it is particularly pleasing that the number of very high grades has increased significantly.

“This is a tremendous achievement and tribute must be paid to the young people who achieved in their examinations at this high level.

“Banbridge High School would like to thank the hard work, support and guidance given to all these young people to help them reach this point in the last two years.”

Mr Belll added that 79% of the grades were in the A*-C category while 99% of the grades were pass grades.

“We are also very pleased with the wide range of subjects that the young people achieved in which was indicative of their preferred career paths,” he added.

“The school has offered its young people both the more academic and more vocational courses and this has allowed them to work on their strengths and interests.

“Our young people, with such excellent results, can move on to the next stage of their education with confidence and the entire school community wishes them the very best for the future.”