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St Mary’s Celebrates GCSE Success

24th August 2023

St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar School is celebrating outstanding success in its GCSE results, with 91% of students achieving at least 7 GCSEs at Grades A* to C. 99% of students achieved at least 5 GCSEs at Grades A* to C, an increase of 6% over a four-year period.

Among the top performing students were: Sean Fennell with 7A*s and 3 A grades, Charlie Gillen received 8A*s and 1 B, Michael Marlow secured 5A*s and 5As, Joshua Paul Rea achieved 3A*s, 6As and 2 Bs, Conor Ward achieved 3A*s and 7 As, Corey Darragh achieved 3A*s, 7As and 1 B and Daniel O’Hare was awarded 2 A*s and 8 As.

Superb results were also achieved by Aodan Ashe (1A*, 5As, 4Bs and 1C*),Darragh Boyle (2A*, 7As and 1 B), Anton Donnan (2A*s, 6As, 1B and 1C*), Coilin McKernan (1A*, 6As, 1B and 1 C*), Michael Bolton (8As, 1B and 1C*), David Ferguson (7As and 3Bs), Donncha Curran (6As, 3Bs and 1 C*) and Matthew Sloan (7As, 1B, 1C* and 1C).

These results reflect another highly successful GCSE year for the school.

A 100% pass rate at grades A* to C was achieved by our students in Further Math, Gaelige, Drama, Applied Business, Design and Technology, French, IT, Statistics, Music, Contemporary Craft, Irish, Spanish, Certificate in Religion and BTEC Sports.

Over 90% pass rate at grades A* to C was achieved by our students in Art and Design, Business Studies, English Language, English Literature, Media Studies, Mathematics, LLW, Politics, Sports Studies and Double Award Science,

St Mary’s Principal, Mrs Siobhan Kelly celebrated with staff and students,
‘St Mary’s has built upon the success of last year with 90% of our students achieving 7 or more passes at A*-C including English and Maths, a 5% increase on last year’s results.
Our Year 12 students have achieved a superb set of GCSE results and proved that hard work and determination are the foundations for success. It would be all too easy to look back to the recent past and what they missed out on during the pandemic, but instead this group of students looked forward, worked in partnership with school staff and focused on achieving their very best, and for that we applaud them. I would like to extend my gratitude and congratulations to the parents and guardians who no doubt will be feeling very proud of our young people today.
Finally, I must pay credit to the hardworking and dedicated staff of St Mary’s who work tirelessly on behalf of our students across the school. As a school community we are so proud of our GCSE students, and it has been uplifting to witness their joy and celebrations today. We look forward to welcoming many of the students back to St Mary’s to commence A Level studies and would also like to wish our school leavers every success.’

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Raymond Herron
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