Glenlola Collegiate Celebrated Outstanding Examination Results

Mr WE Thompson, Headmaster at Glenlola Collegiate School has praised pupils on yet another year of exceptional results. He commented,

 ‘Our girls have once again achieved excellent results at all levels; the well-deserved result of their hard work and commitment over the past year and of the invaluable support offered by their parents during their time at Glenlola Collegiate. I am sure parents are as proud of their daughters as we are.

It is most gratifying for my staff to see the tremendous impact that their dedication and care has had on the achievements of the pupils they have taught.  These results are also a glowing testament to the quality of the education provided by their primary schools. They have laid the foundations for these successes.

I congratulate them and wish our girls well as they prepare to move on to the next phase of their education, especially our  Leavers most of whom will be taking up places in universities across the UK and beyond.’


The Y14 pupils of Glenlola Collegiate have achieved exceptional examination results, exceeding the Northern Ireland Girls’ averages at grades A*-A, B, C, D and E.

They recorded a 99.7% pass rate in all subjects offered at A-Level, which compares very favourably with the NI girls’ pass rate of 98.6%.

Over one third of all grades were A*-A while grades A*, A and B accounted for almost two thirds of all those achieved.

The 91.5% of A*-C grades, an increase of 3.8% on last year, is also well in excess of the NI  average of 84.3% and the NI  girls’ average of 86.4%.

There are notable individual achievements:

Achieving 3A*-A grades:

Ardill Hannah Bangor Central IPS
Kennedy Rachel Kilmaine PS
Dow Emma Grange Park PS
Ennis Hollie Donaghadee PS
McMaster Jessica Victoria PS, Ballyhalbert
Bell Lucy Grange Park PS
Canning Lucy Ballyholme PS
Morrow Emilia Donaghadee PS
Sexton Beccy Kilmaine PS
Conlon Bethany Cygnet House
Coulter Imogen Grange Park PS
Dornan Samantha Bangor Central IPS
Greer Saskia Ballyholme PS
Lyall Katie Cygnet House
Meier Nicole Ballyholme PS
Routledge Kathryn Bangor Central IPS
Simpson Kathryn St Comgall’s PS

Achieving 2A*-A grades:

Magee Katie Rathmore PS
Moore Georgia Ballyholme PS
Ward Charlotte Ballyholme PS
Campbell Anna Rathmore PS
Cumming Olivia Bangor Central IPS
Dickson Amy Clandeboye Road PS
Flowers Jessica Kilmaine PS
Gilroy Ciara Cygnet House
Kennedy Hannah Bangor Central IPS
McCartney Niamh Rockport
McConnell Anisa Kilmaine PS
Walsh Hayley Donaghadee PS
Earl Alex Strandtown PS
Vance Ruby Rockport


The results achieved by the Y13 pupils of Glenlola Collegiate at AS-Level are once again very pleasing. The overall pass rate was a most pleasing 97.1% which sits 1.5% above the NI girls’ average.

With over half of all entries graded at A-B this has been another successful year.

Almost 4 out of every 5 grades were A-C while a number of subjects recorded 100% in this category.

Congratulations to our girls.

Anna Carberry, Holly Huddleston and Anna McDowell achieved 4 straight A grades.

Achieving 3 A grades:

Gamble Caitlin Bangor Central IPS
McRoberts Eden Kilmaine PS
O’Reilly Georgia Kilmaine PS
Onyekwelu Chioma Bangor Central IPS
Osborne Erin Kilmaine PS
Evans Bethany Victoria PS, Newtownards
Moore Judith Kilmaine PS
Neill Laura Ballyholme PS

Achieving 2 A grades:

Robinson Katie Rathmore PS
Bullar Aleisha Ballymagee PS
Gilmore Katie-Rose Ballyholme PS
Mann Phoebe Bangor Central IPS
Marshall Shannon St Aidan’s C of E School
McMaw Laura Glencraig IPS
Rutledge Sophie Ballyholme PS
Ward Lauren Cygnet House
Watton Rubi Ballyholme PS
Waugh Claire Towerview PS
Winch Alex Towerview PS


At GCSE our pupils continue to achieve at the highest levels with an increase of 2.6% on the number of A* grades achieved and 41.4% of all grades A*-A, 5.9% above the NI girls’ average. Almost 4 out of every 5 grades were in the A*-B category.

96% of all grades were C or better, an increase on the previous year and 12.2% above the corresponding NI girls’ average.

Megan Minnis (Ballyholme PS) and Rosie McDonald-Hill achieved a remarkable 11A* grades and 10A* + 1A grade respectively.

Also achieving 11A*-A grades:

Jasmine McDermott (Kilmaine PS)

Achieving 10A* grades:

Lauren Clarke (Rathmore PS)
Jemma Knox (Kilmaine PS)
Anna Kyle (Ballyholme PS)

Achieving 10A*-A grades:

Caitlin McMurray (Kilmaine PS)
Erin Campbell (Rathmore PS)
Zara Dowds (Grange Park PS)
Emily Doherty (Kilmaine PS)
Rachel Clarke Ballyholme PS)
Emma Sims (Ballyholme PS)
Ella Ross (Cygnet House)

Achieving  9A*-A grades:

Megan Jackson (Donaghadee PS)
Baillie Scott-Murphy (Kilmaine PS)
Beth Francis (Dundonald PS)
Rachael McLean (Rathmore PS)
Jessica Dempster (Ballymagee PS)
Ellen Hunt (Towerview PS)
Caroline Barr (Bangor Central IPS)

More than one quarter of the entire year group achieved at least 7A*-A grades:

In addition to those already mentioned they are:

Emma  Bell                            –      Kilmaine P.S.
Kirsty  Brown                          –      Ballymagee P.S.
 Alana  Dilley                           –      Ballyholme P.S.
 Nicole   Duncan                      –      Kilmaine P.S.
 Anna  Heasley                       –      Bangor Central P.S.
 Caitlin   Meier                        –      Ballyholme P.S.
 Poppy Strong-Turney              –      Crawfordsburn P.S.
 Ceri   Watters                        –      Ballyholme P.S.
 Emily  Wilson                        –      Bangor Central P.S.
 Kathryn Morrison                    –      Ballymagee P.S.
 Shannon North                       –      Donaghadee P.S.
 Kirstie  Oliver                         –      Ballymagee P.S.
 Olivia  Vaughan                     –      Ballyholme P.S.
 Charlotte Ainsworth                –      Grange Park P.S.
 Lucy  Black                      –    Rathmore P.S.
 Holly Fusco                      –    Ballymagee P.S.
 Logan  Hinchcliffe            –    Carrowdore P.S.
 Anna   Lindsay                –    St. Comgall’s P.S.
 Katie McCausland            –    Bangor Central P.S.
Katie  Milliken Louden      –    St. Malachy’s P.S.

Congratulations go to all of our pupils on their well-deserved success.