It has been a bumper year for A-Level students at Southern Regional College, with an 88 per cent pass rate and a higher number of A* and A grades than last year.
A total number of 325 candidates sat subjects ranging from chemistry to law while a total of 18 students obtained either grade A* or A in all their subjects.
Furthermore, five are going forward to study medicine in a range of universities. Among them is Christopher West from Markethill who achieved three A* grades in maths, biology and chemistry and a grade A in physics and is going to the University of Dundee.
In terms of STEM provision it was an excellent year with biology, chemistry and physics students all obtaining 100 per cent pass rates. Within the STEM area 50 per cent of all learners obtained Grade A or above.
One of the success stories is Daniel Megarity from Armagh who achieved three grade As in maths, biology and chemistry. Daniel will be continuing his studies at Queen’s University, Belfast in September studying civil engineering.
Many students have been accepted onto courses in 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 and National Diploma courses. A clearing day will take place next Thursday, August 29 on all campuses to inform students of any available places on courses.
For further information phone 0845 604 0033, visit www.src.ac.uk or call into any of the six campuses to find out what options are available.