Glengormley High School students were overjoyed as they reaped the fruit of their hard labour. Showing a 62% increase on last years figure alone, the proportion of children achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C is now at the highest level since 2010. The percentage of pupils achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grade A*-C (including English and Maths) has increased on last year by 43%, the highest level since 2009.
It was a glorious morning of smiles and congratulations with 99% of Glengormley High School pupils being awarded grades in at least 5 GCSEs. School Principal, Mr Massey commented
‘the hard work and commitment from both pupils and staff has paid off. Not only has today been a great day in the office for results, but our new offering of 23 A Level subjects (all delivered in-house) has realised a massive Sixth Year enrolment – the largest since 2011’.
Some notable subject performances this year include Further Maths with 89% of pupils achieving A*-C, Art and Design with 83% of pupils achieving A*-C, Performing Arts with 93% of pupils achieving A*-C, English with 70% of pupils achieving A*-C and ICT with 79% of pupils achieving A*-C.
With Glengormley High School having just been awarded the status of a Pivotal Behaviour School, things are looking exciting for September.
Pupils enjoying a game of French Boules during their lunch break. Guess who the champion is?
If any pupil in YEARS 8-11 & 6th form are interested in the ski trip next year please collect a letter from Miss Dowds in room 12F from Mon 4th June. It will be first come first served, so collect your letter ASAP.
If any parents have any queries please contact Mrs Handley.
See pictures below of the fun we had this year on the Ski Trip to Bulgaria!
On Friday the 11th of May we bid ‘farewell’ to our year 12s as they begin study leave. They enjoyed some sausage and bacon baps and were entertained by the wonderfully talented Glenn Irwin. Mr Massey reaffirmed the message of investing in ourselves for a better future. A few slideshows, messages from staff and pupils, laughs, tears and plenty of photographs rounded off a lovely morning with a wonderful year group.
Good luck in your exams. We are very proud of the exceptional young people you have become.
Study Leave is the opportunity to prepare for your exams at home. This does not mean that you are no longer required to attend school. If your class is identified on this timetable, then you must attend the sessions – these are not optional!
Full school uniform is required when attending both Revision, Blitz and actual exam sessions.
Here are the revision timetables for each year group;
Year 12 Revision Timetable
Year 13 Revision Timetable
Year 14 Revision Timetable
What exactly is the Diana Award?
The Diana Award’s Anti-Bullying Campaign involves a number of different projects aimed at reducing bullying in schools. One of their main projects is the Anti-Bullying Ambassadors programme which has trained over 24,000 young people across the UK to lead on anti-bullying campaigns in their schools. Set up in 2011, the Anti-Bullying Ambassador programme is part of the charity the Diana Award. In 2013 the programme received funding from the Department for Education. The programme offers resources and training to schools and youth organisations in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland. After receiving the training students become Anti-Bullying Ambassadors in schools. In their role they help educate their peers on bullying, lead on anti-bullying campaigns, promote a culture which celebrates and tolerates difference and help keep their peers safe both online and offline.
Glengormley High School became an anti-bullying ambassador school in 2017. We had our initial training in Ashfield Girls school. Mrs Kerr and Mrs Hodge were initially trained ambassadors for our school.
On Wednesday 9th May 2018 we were then privileged and delighted to have been asked to host an anti-bullying ambassador training event in Glengormley High School on Wednesday 9th May 2018.
The following schools joined us in this event
- Antrim primary school
- Saint Bernard’s Primary School
- Saint Therese of Lisieux Primary School
- Hazel wood secondary school
- Mercy secondary school
Mrs Jackson and Miss Dowds along with
- Emma-Louise Rudd
- Jay Crosbie
- Rachel Laffin
- Holly Clyde
- Lois McGrath
- Chloe McGurk
- Lucy Wilson
- Macy Thompson
- Sophie Millar
- Molly McCrum
- Katie-Hagan Mussen
- Sarah Ferguson
- Connor Lee Hughes
- Callum Hawthorne
- Megan McTaggart
- Anna Stewart
- Hannah McWilliams
- Sarah Ferguson
Took part in the event.
We now have four trained staff and over 20 fully trained pupils who work as Anti-bullying ambassador’s for our school.
#Glengormley High says NO to bullying
Over the next few weeks coming up to the GCSE exams our dedicated teaching staff are running revision classes after school for learners. During these sessions staff will answer questions, cover sections of the course that learners are struggling with and give revision advice.
These classes are meant to top up your learning in the classroom and your revision at home.
For help revising use resources such as:
10 Best GCSE Revision Tips from Past Students
The Translink Safety Bus visited school today to educate Year 8 about staying safe when using the buses and the roads.
Pupils engaged in lively discussion with Year 12, 13 and 14 pupils in the style of ‘speed dating’, moving from subject to subject to get a holistic feel to picking subjects for GCSE. Pupils were then given case study cards promoting various career paths that certain subjects will lead to. In addition, the case study cards highlighted labour market information along with Salary/Working conditions etc.
Pupils were able to recognise their employability skills and transfer them into making a suitable choice at GCSE relating to their desired career path.
Pupils left armed with information under the CEAIG Framework in order to build a portfolio of work related skills for life.