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Students at St Catherine’s College Armagh celebrate GCSE success

GCSE results at St Catherine’s College in Armagh this year were again excellent for all students with 95 per cent of the 170 strong year group achieved grades A*- C in 5 or more subjects!

Principal, Noeleen Tiffney, commented: “I am delighted with these wonderful results which reflect the hard work of our students, the commitment of their teachers and the support of their parents.”

The outstanding performance of our pupils at GCSE builds on last week’s A-level results which saw a 15% rise in the number of students achieving grades A*- C!  This sets the bar high for the new school year.

These excellent results coincide with an exciting new chapter for our Irish Medium school,  Sruth na Gaeilge, which has outgrown its original site and is now located in the Barat building, Coláiste Chaitríona.

Commenting on the newly-refurbished building, Deputy Principal, Séamus Mac Dhaibhéid, stated: “Coláiste Chaitríona, as a bilingual school and community hub, is thriving.  Irish medium pupils’ progress is excellent and GCSE and A level results this year will be very reassuring to parents who are considering bilingual secondary education for their children.”

These excited Saint Catherine’s College GCSE students celebrate their success with delighted Head of Key Stage 4, Louise McGilly (left) and Principal Noeleen Tiffney (right).

Congratulations to Sruth na Gaeilge, Coláiste Chaitríona, students on their outstanding GCSE results in 10 or 11 subjects. Pictured with Caitríona de Bléine, Co-ordinator, Sruth na Gaeilge (right) and Deputy Principal, Seamus Mac Dhaibhéid, are: Sarah Hanratty (6A*, 4A, 1B); Brid Hughes (8A*, 2A); Neimhe Leeman (1A,5B,4C); Timera McGuigan (4A*, 5A, 2B,); Véronique McEnery (4A*, 5A, 1B, 1C,).

Sisters are Stars! St. Catherine’s College GCSE Top Achiever 2017 Aine McMullan achieved 10 A* grades at GCSE. Aine is pictured here with her family & Principal, Noeleen Tiffney. Aine’s sister, Caitríona, (back row) was a Top Achiever in the school at A-level and will now study medicine at Q.U.B.

‘A’s all the way! Ecstatic GCSE students from Saint Catherine’s College are pictured here celebrating their top grades with Principal, Noeleen Tiffney. 12 students each achieved at least 10 A*/A grades! Front l/r: Olivia Rice; Anna Donnelly; Blaithín McReynolds; Emer Rooney. Back l/r: Sarah Hanratty; Cara Hegarty; Ellie Hart; Amy McGleenan; Aine McMullan; Brid Hughes. Absent from photo: Eimear Kearney & Aine Doyle.

Saint Catherine’s College GCSE student Sophie Doran celebrates wonderful scores in 10 subjects – 4 A*, 4A & 2B. Head of Key Stage 4, Mrs Louise McGilly and Principal, Noeleen Tiffney, congratulate Sophie on her tremendous success.

Sister Act Ciara & Catherine O’Hanlon celebrate their success in public examinations at St Catherine’s College. Catherine achieved 9 A*/A grades & 1B at GCSE while Ciara will study Business Management at Q.U.B following her success at A-level. Mum, Elaine and Dad, Martin look on with pride.

Pictured here are some of the 22 Saint Catherine’s College GCSE students who each secured 9, 8 or 7 A*/A grades! Front row l/r: Amy Guy; Emma Hagan; Megan Devlin; Sophia Kelly; Mrs Louise McGilly (Head of Key Stage 4), Timera McGuigan; Crystal Campbell. Back row l/r: Catherine O’Hanlon; Véronique McEnery; Cliona McKenna; Megan McKee; Katie Convie; Cassi Morrison; Catherine Muldoon; Aine McGrane; Hannah Greene; Sophie Doran; Cara Mackle; Mairead Rice; Chloe Corvan. Absent from photo: Caitlin McGrane; Eva Mihalovova; Roisin McCann-Molloy.

Aine Doyle poses proudly with her Mum, Clodagh, after receiving her wonderful GCSE results, 7A* & 3A grades, at Saint Catherine’s College. Aine and classmate Katie Convie have the added excitement of playing on the Armagh U16 Camogie team in the All-Ireland Final on Sunday. Good luck to these Tullysaran girls who have managed to combine academic and sporting success.

Students from the Portadown area who featured among the Top Achievers at GCSE in Saint Catherine’s College, Armagh are pictured here with Principal, Mrs Noeleen Tiffney. l/r: Caitlin McGrane (8A*,1A); Véronique McEnery (4A*,5A,1B,1C,); Megan McKee (4A*,5A,1B,); Aine McGrane (2A*,6A,1B,); Aimee Kane (1A*,3A,6B,); Cara Hegarty (8A*, 3A) .

The McEnery family from Lurgan pose proudly with Véronique who achieved outstanding GCSE results in 11 subjects (4A*, 5A, 1B, 1C) at Sruth na Gaeilge, Coláiste Chaitríona, Ard Mhacha. Véronique’s brother James has a GCSE in Irish in Year 9 while Luka (absent from photo) is celebrating success at AS level. Caitríona de Bléine, Co-ordinator, Sruth na Gaeilge (right) shares in their delight.

Deirdre Hegarty congratulates her daughter Cara as she celebrates achieving top grades in 11 subjects at GCSE. Overall, the St Catherine’s College student, whose mum is a teacher in the school, gained 8A* & 3A! Principal Noeleen Tiffney (left) looks on with pride.

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