Exam celebrations at SRC

Students from Armagh SRC campus celebrate their A-level results with lecturers. INPT34-010
Students from Armagh SRC campus celebrate their A-level results with lecturers. INPT34-010

There were celebrations all round at Southern Regional College (SRC) where 96 per cent of students passed their A2 exams.

Students in 10 subject areas scored a 100 per cent pass rate.

In chemistry, 45 per cent of pupils achieved A* or A grades, in history it was 31 per cent and in mathematics, 27 per cent.

Among them was James Leetch from Armagh who made the decision to return to his studies with SRC and repeated A2 Chemistry, gaining an A* grade. He is now going on to study medicine at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Michael McDonald, deputy head of school for applied science and academic studies, said, “This has been a great year for our learners. I am very proud of our achievements, particularly in the subject areas which achieved 100 per cent pass rate.

“It is a real testament to the hard work and effort of staff and learners in a further education college that we have performed so well.”

Students have been accepted onto a range of courses such as accounting, business, chemistry, computing, communications, dietetics, drama, engineering, geography, history, law, mathematics, medicine, nursing, occupational therapy, pharmacy, radiography, speech therapy and veterinary science.

Southern Regional College offers a wide range of A-level, AS, repeat A-levels and Extended Diploma courses.

A clearing day will take place on Thursday, August 27 at 11am on all campuses to inform students of available places. It will be open to prospective students who are unable to obtain a place or any late applicants.

For further information, phone 0300 123 1223, visit www.src.ac.uk or call into any of the six campuses.