Markethill High School has maintained its high record at GCSE, achieving its second best pass rate ever.
For the second year in a row, 80 per cent plus of pupils achieved five or more A*-C grades.
This year’s figure was 80 per cent while last year’s was 89 per cent.
There was a 100 per cent pass rate in double award science, music and additional maths.
Modern languages saw an increased pass rate, with 90 per cent of pupils attaining A*-C grades. This comes on the back of the school being named the British Academy Best School in Northern Ireland for Modern languages.
Construction, geography, religious education and physical education also noticed an increase in pass rates.
A total of 16 subjects achieved considerably better then Northern Ireland averages. Business studies, RE, PE, double award science and geography were 20 per cent or more higher than the regional average while French, geography, history, maths, additional maths, construction and music were more than 10% above the Northern Ireland average.
Principal James Maxwell said, “We are delighted again that the school has hit 80% or above for the second year running. We have had some tremendous performances and I would like to congratulate all our students who received grades following two years of hard work and dedication.
“This year the school offered a BTEC in Countryside and Environment, and I am very pleased that the vast majority of pupils received a distinction, the equivalent of two GCSE passes.