There was much joy and many congratulations early this morning at Belfast Model School for Girls, where students, their parents and staff celebrated another year of great success for Year 13 and Year 14 students. This year, once again, students at the school achieved truly excellent results, just as we would expect from such hardworking and committed students –
60% of students achieved three or more A-Levels at grades A*-C
99% of students achieved two or more A-Levels at grades A*-E
— Girls' Model Belfast (@GirlsModel) August 15, 2019
Year after year, the staff and students of Belfast Model School for Girls continue to overcome the many barriers to learning and to improve student outcomes. As Principal, I would like to pay tribute and give thanks 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 prove that self-belief and hard work really do pay off!
Two of this year’s top ‘A’ Level candidates, Abbie Clarke, achieved A*A*A and is looking forward to starting her course in Sports Science at Ulster University, while Rebecca Lowry, A*A*A* wishes to pursue a course in Early Years at Belfast MET. Caitlin Herron also excelled with BBB and is looking forward to studying Pharmaceutical Sciences at QUB. Many other girls achieved AS and A-Levels at grades A*, 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