We were delighted to welcome our students and their parents back onto site today to collect and celebrate their A Level results, albeit while wearing face coverings and keeping our distance from one another, as best we could. However, the restrictions did not restrict our feelings of pride and joy for our students. Despite the challenges brought about by Covid 19, our students, their parents and guardians, and BMSG school staff, were relentless in their pursuit of excellence and their determination to succeed.
This year, once again, students at the school achieved truly excellent results, just as we would expect from such hardworking and committed students –
- More than 60%+ of students studying 3 A-Level/L3 equivalent subjects achieved three or more grades A*-C.
- While 100% of students studying 3 A-Level/L3 equivalent subjects achieved two or more grades A*-E.
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, even in the midst of a world pandemic #gomodelgirls.
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. Solid determination and industry, especially before the school closure, has brought dividends for the girls. Their results prove that self-belief and hard work really do pay off! We are aware that some students feel their ability, hard work and effort were not reflected in the grades received today and we would encourage those students to seek support and guidance to plan their next steps in going forward.
Most importantly, 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 every teacher.
Ms Paula Stuart