Sunday Times Secondary School of the Year 2023

St. Mary's Grammar School

A-Level Success 

Students from St. Mary’s Grammar School, Magherafelt have achieved another hugely impressive set of outcomes in this year’s ‘A’-Level examinations. 

Following the publication of results, Mr McClean, Principal, reported that, of all examinations taken by students, 96% resulted in A*-C grades.  61% of the grades attained were A* - A and 14 students achieved 3 or 4 A* grades, gaining a collective total of 43 A* grades. 

Reflecting on the performance of students, Mr McClean said: “Our young people are to be commended for the consistent hard work and diligence which yielded these excellent results.  Now is the time for them to celebrate the fruits of their labour and to look confidently towards the future. 

As they move on from St. Mary’s into further education, higher education, apprenticeship programmes or employment, they do so with the very best wishes of the staff of the school who worked skilfully and with such dedication to guide, encourage and support them to realise their academic and personal potential. 

I wish to express my gratitude to the teaching and teaching support staff of St. Mary’s who work tirelessly each day to ensure that every student has access to a high quality, rounded educational experience which equips them, not only with a grade portfolio, but with personal attributes that will stand them in good stead going forward in their lives and careers. 

The engagement of parents and carers in their child’s education is integral to progress so it is important to recognise the hugely influential part they have played in the achievement of students.  Finally, fundamental to the success of the school is the contribution made by the Board of Governors and I wish to thank them for the expertise and pupil-centred focus which they bring to their roles.” 

4A* - Joseph Quinn

3A*- Niall Baine, James Bothwell, Aine Colgan, Ultan Convery, Annie Demelas, Dean Graham, Anna Hinfey, Jane McGorrey, Tom McLarnon, Catherine McNamee, Dara McPeake, Pierce Morgan, Beth O'Hagan

2A* & 1A - Alice Carey, Caitlin Diamond, Ruairi Forbes, Michaela Malcolm, Maaria Manzoor, Katie-Mae McCloskey, Roisha McCloy, Ruairi Moran, Eva Small, Medbh Tohill

1A* & 3A’s - Zach Hamill

1A* & 2A’s - Luke Burns, Rose Carey-Small, Dermot Doherty, Dara Friel, Anna Linkevic, Katrin Linkevic, Adam Maher, Eadaoin McBride, Cara McIvor, Seamus McKee, Olivia O’Kane, Dylan Ormsby, Euan Price, Ellie Mae Quinn, Shea Reid, Elan Sheehy, Donal Walls, Eimear Young

1A* & 1A - Kate Higgins, Conhuir Johnston, Eimear Mallon, Connie O’Neill

3A’s - Lucy Bateson, Cara Bradley, James Collins, Nollaig Convery, James Gribbin, Tom Gribbin, Anna Higgins, Alex Johnston, Eva Kelly, John Lavery, Julia Mierzwa, Anna Mulholland, Ella Neeson, Aisling Rocks, Cian Scullion

2A’s - Blanche Cases, Catherine Cassidy, Sarah Devlin, Maeve Duffin, Paul Duffin, Megan Forbes, Adam Gilligan, Niko Hale, Rachel Keenan, Aislinn Kelly, Saoirse Lagan, Meabh Larkin, Matthew Lynn, Kara McCallion, Christopher McDonnell, Aodhan McEldowney, Ana McGrath, Caitlin McKay, Amy Rose Mulligan, Vincent O'Brien, Kerry O'Connor, Niall O'Donnell, Niamh Stone, Therese Tohill, Marcus Valloso.

A Level Success