Speech Day was held at Friends’ School on Friday 7 September, when certificates and progress files were handed out to those who had completed AS and A-level examinations in 2018. The Guest of Honour was Neil Gibson, media commentator and Chief Economist for all Ireland at Ernst and Young. Neil was previously involved with Oxford Economics and was also head of the Northern Ireland Centre for Economic Policy at Ulster University.
Congratulations to all those who received GCSE results today. Everyone at school is delighted with the success achieved.
72% of the grades obtained by pupils were at A* or A, with 92% at grade B or above, which is on a par with last year’s exceptional results
Six pupils who achieved 10 A*s and four pupils gained a total of 9 A*s. 47 pupils out of 138 – more than a third of the year group – gained 10 A* and A grades, and 98% of those who sat GCSEs this year gained 7 or more passes at A*-C, including English and Maths.
Thank you to the staff without whose hard work and dedication this would not be possible.
Congratulations to all of our pupils who received A2 and AS results today. Everyone in School is delighted with what has been achieved, and pupils and their parents can be proud of the high standards attained.
A very pleasing 89% of pupils gained 3 or more grades at A*-C at A-level, with 45% of entries at A*-A, and 78% at A*-B. There are so many individual success stories that it would not be possible to mention them all, but of particular note are Georgia Edmonds, who finished with a total of 5 A*s, Matthew Mackinnon and Jonathan Edwards, who both achieved 4 A*s, and David Cleland and Peter Fox who obtained 3 A*s and one A.
At AS level, the overall performance was also pleasing, with a total of 41 pupils achieving at least 3 A grades, of whom 14 gained a magnificent total of 4 As.
Best wishes to our leavers well as they move on to the next stage of their lives, and we look forward to further success next year for everyone who took AS examinations. And last but not least, thank you to all of the staff who worked so hard to help pupils achieve this success.
Eden Wilson and Olivia White from Year 10 represented Friends’ School Lisburn at the Irish Schools Rowing Regatta in Limerick recently. The girls did very well, finishing second in their race!
A squad of 13 swimmers from Year 8-13 in Friends’ School Lisburn recently travelled to the National Aquatic Centre in Dublin to represent FSL in the Irish Senior Schools Relays.
Friends’ School has managed to raise £200 through the sale of un-named and un-claimed items in Lost Property this year.
Pictured: Lesley Mills, Classroom Assistant who looks after Lost Property, Emma Corry, Community Fundraiser for Marie Curie and Jenny Fitzsimmons is one of the Prefects who helps in Lost Property.