This year’s A-Level results at Lismore Comprehensive School’s were among the best the school has ever achieved.
One hundred per cent of students gained two A–Level passes and 92 per cent obtained three A-Levels, an increase of 10 per cent on last year.
Principal Joe Corrigan said the most pleasing aspect of the results was the 16 per cent increase from last year in the number of students achieving three grades in the higher A-C category, and a similar 16 per cent increase in the number of passes achieved in the higher A-C category, now 74 per cent.
A total of 79 students sat 235 examinations in 23 different subjects with a 100 per cent pass rate in 20 of these.
Among the best individual performances were Aaron McAree gaining three A grades, one of them starred, and Katie Smith achieving three As. Meabh McManus, Joshua O’Hagan and Sergey Kravtsov each undertook four A-Levels with Meabh scoring two As, one B and one C, Joshua gaining one A and three Bs and Sergey (for whom English is a second language) achieving one A, two Cs and one D.
Sarah Moore had two As and one B, while other top achievers included Rebecca Blevins, Kate Corvan, Ryan Heaney, Corey Mulholland, and Ciara O’Hara.
“Given the large, diverse and mixed ability nature of our A-Level cohort, these results are very creditable and very pleasing,” said Mr Corrigan. “It is a tribute to the dedication of the students, the commitment of our staff and the support of the parents that the performance outcomes have been so rewarding, and I would like to thank and congratulate them all.
“I wish all of our outgoing students success and fulfilment in the next stage of their development, whether that be university, further education, training, or the world of work.”
At AS Level, Sarah McGuinness gained three As and one B and Aoibhan McManus achieved one A, two Bs and one C. Colm Fitzpatrick, Cal Girvan, Niall Kerr, Kelly McGookin and Ciaran Rooney all scored two As and one B while David Lavery got one B, two Cs and one D.
Other top AS achievers included Owen Beattie, Rory Clifford, Stephen Heaney, Leah Nugent and Shannon O’Hagan, with a combination of A and B grades.
Mr Corrigan again congratulated all involved and commended these results as a very solid platform for building excellent A2 performances next year.