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BackBuilding on continued academic success: third consecutive year of superb A-Level results

Results once again were well in excess of the Northern Ireland average for non-Grammar schools for the third consecutive year as Laurelhill students continue to gain the top grades, placing the college amongst the highest performing schools in their sector for post-16 study.

Celebrating with students and staff, Principal Mr James Martin said: "Building on the success from last year, our A level results are up by a further 8% across the broad range of subjects on offer to our students. Health and Social Care, Sport, Performing Arts, and ICT all gained 100% A*-C, which is a tribute to the hard work of students and committed staff. I am also delighted with the results in Child Care, Business Studies, English and Media (to name a few)."

Many students in Year 14 attained outstanding results including, Kerri Smyth who achieved an A in ICT and two Bs in Business and Technology and Design and leaves to study BSc Hons in Human Resource Management at University of Ulster. Chad Edmont celebrated a B in ICT and triple Distinction* in BTEC Sports Studies, excited now to begin a BSc Sport at the University of Ulster. Sarah Preston achieved an A in Sociology and two Cs in English Literature and History and leaves hoping to study BSc Sociology at the University of Ulster.

The College also celebrates another year of success in Child Care Education (CACHE) with four students achieving triple A grades in the new extended diploma. Congratulations to Megan Waterworth who leaves with an offer to study Health and Social Care at Liverpool Hope University and Hannah Fleming who leaves to study Early Childhood Studies at Liverpool Hope University. Congratulations also to Sophie Blythe, Gemma Henderson and Nadine Shannon who celebrate their CACHE success with fantastic employment opportunities.

Reflecting on a very successful day, Mr James Martin thanked parents for their continued support and the strongly committed teaching staff within the college to help students realise their potential, "I am extremely proud of the students' achievements in Laurelhill and delighted with our continued success at post-16 study. We wish all of our students every success as they progress to University, further education and employment."

Principal Mr James Martin and Education Authority Board member Mr Jonathan Craig congratulate Luke McCrossan on A-Level success

Lewis Hanna and Billy and Charlie Walkingshaw celebrate fantastic BTEC Sport success with Principal Mr James Martin

Education Authority Board Member congratulates A-Level students Kerri Smyth, Carlie Brown and Lauren Eglinton

A-Level success for Sarah Preston who achieved an A in Sociology and two Cs in English Literature and History