It was smiles all round this morning as GCSE pupils from Foyle College received their results. The schools exam performance at GCSE has been steadily increasing over the last number of years.This year 85% of pupils achieved 7 or more A* - C grades and 23 pupils achieved 9 or more grade A’s or A*s. The school would like to congratulate its pupils for all their hard work and wish them all the very best in their future courses and careers.
On Monday 29th June 2015 Lydia Cullen and Sarah Gwynne travelled with Mrs Eakin to attend the 13th Northern Ireland ‘Experiencing Cambridge’ Summer School organised for AS Level students from the Province.
The Northern Ireland Initiative has been running since 2002 and offers a popular and varied programme of events for academically-able pupils from all backgrounds. The Initiative’s principal aim is to encourage more students from schools and colleges in Northern Ireland to consider applying to Cambridge University.
During the first week of July two Year 13 pupils, Aaron McFarland and Robert Smyth, were accompanied by Mr Duffy on a visit to Oxford University for the Northern Ireland schools' 'Summer School'.
They were hosted at St Catherine's College where they stayed for the duration of their trip. The visit allowed both pupils the opportunity to experience life at the University, meet tutors, participate in College life and explore the various faculties and campuses they were interested in.
The boys had the opportunity to receive guidance on the Oxford application process and liaise with current undergraduate students.
Sincere thanks to Kathryn Thompson, St Catherine's College's Access and Admissions Registrar, who facilitated the visit.
On Thursday 4th September 2014, the Year 8 pupils worked together to identify and unlock their enterprise potential and were given the opportunity to meet and explore the roles of staff within their new school.
They also tackled difficult school issues such as bullying, graffiti and litter and came up with ways to deal with these problems. The pupils made a poster and a slogan for their final presentations, which were pitched before the “Dragons’ Den” – a team of budding entrepreneurs from Lower Sixth! These presentations were judged and prizes given for the best pitch. The Years 8s were ably assisted by the AS Level Business Studies pupils who willingly gave up their free periods.
At the end of the summer term on Thursday 18th June 2015, the Year 8 pupils were back in the Assembly Hall participating in the ‘Moving On’ seminar. The pupils started their session with an ice-breaker quiz on ‘Who do we know?’ which assessed their knowledge of various people’s roles within the school, such as ‘Who is the Head Boy?’ and ‘What is the Caretaker’s name?’