There was much joy and many congratulations early this morning at Belfast Model School for Girls, where students and staff celebrated another year of great A-Level success for Year 13 and Year 14 students. This year, once again, students at the school achieved truly excellent results:
- 99% of students achieved two or more A Levels at grades A*-E
- 99% of students achieved three or more A Levels at grades A*-E
- 61% of students achieved three or more A Levels at grades A*-C
Year after year, the staff and students of Belfast Model School for Girls continue to overcome the many barriers to learning, to improve student outcomes and to prove that an inclusive, non-selective education secures achievement for all. As Principal, I would like to pay tribute to the highly committed, caring and hardworking staff, Board of Governors and parents who provide the necessary support and drive to ensure that the students of BMSG reach their full potential. Many of the students attended lunchtime and evening study sessions throughout the year which has undoubtedly contributed to their amazing successes. Their results this morning prove that self-belief and hard work really do pay off.
Congratulations to all students who received their #ALevelResults this morning!
— Girls’ Model Belfast (@GirlsModel) August 16, 2018
This year’s top A-Level candidate Sophie Briers achieved A*AA and is taking a gap year before embarking on her Interactive Digital Media course, while Aimee McMinn A*A*C is going to UUJ to study Sports Science. Anneka Dougan also excelled with A*A*B. Brittani Brown achieved AAB, while Jessica Rutherford, Head Girl 2017/18, achieved ABB in Mathematics, Chemistry and French and is off to Scotland to study Biomedical Sciences to pursue a career as a doctor. Many other girls achieved AS and A-Levels at grades A and B across a broad range of subjects. I am particularly delighted that so many girls achieved top grades but more importantly, staff are very pleased with the fact that at Post 16 nearly every girl achieved the outcomes required to take her, as she had hoped and planned for, to the next stage of her life. The students’ outstanding grades have allowed the girls to pursue careers across a wide range of professions, accessing degree programmes at Queen’s University and Ulster University, as well as going further afield to study in Scotland, England and Wales or taking up full-time employment. Helping our young people make their dreams a reality is the biggest reward for any school and teacher.
Belfast Model School for Girls has a long, strong, proud and vibrant history and tradition of delivering outstanding educational provision for the young women of North Belfast. The success and achievements of the students and staff are well chronicled and documented. As the school grows to embrace the opportunities and challenges over the forthcoming years, it will continue to offer a learning experience which is second to none, with resolute determination, courage, care, conviction and commitment to securing ‘Achievement for All’.
Ms P Stuart