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GCSE Exam Success 2023



Carrickfergus Grammar School has congratulated its GCSE students on their exam results, which are some of the best ever recorded at the school.

An unprecedented 34 students achieved 9 or more A*/A grades, representing 29% of the year group. 100% of pupils attained 5 or more passes at A*-C including English and Maths, and 99% achieved 7 or more passes at A*-C including English and Maths. 

Speaking after the distribution of results, Principal James Maxwell said: “I wish to pay tribute to our GCSE students, and to their families. Behind every successful child lies the backing of a supportive and caring family which deeply values the importance of education. Having spoken to many parents and families over the past few days, I am well aware of the tremendous support our pupils have received from them. It really reinforces the key to success – when parents, pupils and school work collegially and constructively together in partnership in order to forge the strongest of academic outcomes. Carrickfergus Grammar School heartily congratulates our GCSE cohort on these tremendous results. We have huge aspirations and ambition for these pupils, many of whom will now embark upon ‘A’ Level study.

Mr Maxwell continued: “A number of our GCSE students faced ill health and bereavement over the course of their GCSE journey. I would also want to convey my utter pride and admiration at how those pupils have achieved.

I also wish to pay great tribute to the Governors, teachers and support staff  of Carrickfergus Grammar School, who go above and beyond to support our pupils academically as well as pastorally.

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