THERE were plenty of happy memories to discuss at Portadown College as principal Simon Harper met up with some of the school’s highest achievers at AS and A-level recently.
The students pictured right with Mr Harper achieved all A grades at A-leve, with at least two of those being the coveted A*.
Candidates have to achieve 90 per cent in a subject in the second year of A-level study in order to be awarded this elite final grade.
Some of the students pictured will find at least one familiar face on their university courses. Both Chuer Zhang and Ben Fraser are going to study Medicine at Cambridge University while Beth Williamson and Glenn Robertson could find themselves in the same lectures at Queen’s University, Belfast, where they are both heading to study Pharmacy. Ryan McMahon has won a place at Stranmillis and Lauren Cornett, who came top in the year with an outstanding four A* grades, hopes to study Medicine after a gap year.
Missing from the photograph is former head boy Andrew Steele who has already taken up his place at Harvard University in the USA.
Also unavailable for the photograph were Katie Best, Catherine Guy, Andrew Hunter and Adam Shuaib.
The students pictured at the bottom of the page with Mr Harper all achieved at least three A grades in the recent AS level examinations taken at the end of Year 13. This is the highest grade awarded at this level.
They are: Susan Baird, Rebekah Boyd, Jonny Burns, Ryan Calvert, Judith Connolly, Christopher Davies, Kyle Foster, Tom Hamilton, Susan King, Luke Mathers, Claire McKeown, Claire McVeigh, Diane Morrison, Sarah Mulholland, Haley Murphy, Sarah Neale, Stuart Nesbitt, Gary O’Reilly, Sasha Wilson and Jessica Winter. Unavailable for the photograph were Emma Dougan, Zoe McNeice and Natasha Moore.