Hazelwood Integrated College
15th August 2019
Amazing A level Results at Hazelwood College
Hazelwood Integrated College is celebrating amazing success at A level with a fantastic 77% achieving 3 A*-C, up 9% on last year’s figure, whilst 96% of students achieved 3 A*-E at A level. 100% of pupils achieved at least 2 A levels grade A* – E. These results mean the College is amongst the top performing non-selective schools. According to official statistics the College is firmly placed between the DENI Upper Quartile & 95th Centile, and is matching, and even outperforming, the attainment of some selective schools.
With such high rates of social deprivation in our catchment areas, it is inspiring to see that the College is also bucking the trend with regards to results for students entitled to Free School Meals with 85% achieving 3 A levels A*-C, a staggering 33.5% above the Northern Ireland Average of 51.5%.
It is impossible to select a ‘top performing’ subject this year as the results have been so good across the whole curriculum. More traditional subjects however, such as English Literature and History have had a particularly good year. There was also 100% success in subjects such as Art, Construction, Business, Travel & Tourism, Health & Social Care, ICT, Hospitality, Performing Arts, Sports Studies, Creative iMedia and Public Services. Results are also excellent in Applied Science, Photography & Moving Image Arts.
Amongst the top performing boys is Head Boy, Tony Carlisle who achieved 3 A* grades and has been accepted into Ulster University to study Sports Studies. Another top boy is Aidan Thompson who achieved 2 A* & 1 B and is also for Ulster University to study Photography.
Amongst our top performing girls is Sara Short who achieved 3 A* grades, Seana Molloy who achieved 2 A* & 1A and Wiktoria Urbanczyk with A* BB who will study Psychology at Queens University. Taking an alternative route to University is Patrice Tancogne who has been accepted to begin an apprenticeship in Plumbing with Belfast Metropolitan College.
Principal, Máire Thompaon is delighted with the results, “Once again it is great to witness the A’ Level students at Hazelwood achieve their dreams. I congratulate the students and their parents as well as all the staff of the college. I wish all of them great success in their years ahead.”