Record number of straight A* and A grades for St Catherine’s

Top achievers from the Portadown area who each scored A* or A grades in three or two subjects pictured with newly-appointed principal Mrs Noeleen Tiffney. Front, from left, Olivia Hagan  and Carla Rowney; back from left, Claire Heaney, Niamh Donnelly, Aoife Curran,  Michelle Hamill and Clare Marley. INPT34-011
Top achievers from the Portadown area who each scored A* or A grades in three or two subjects pictured with newly-appointed principal Mrs Noeleen Tiffney. Front, from left, Olivia Hagan and Carla Rowney; back from left, Claire Heaney, Niamh Donnelly, Aoife Curran, Michelle Hamill and Clare Marley. INPT34-011

Students of Saint Catherine’s College have yet again achieved a top set of A-Level results with 76 per cent gaining at least three A-levels at grades A*-C.

A record number achieved straight A*/A grades in all three subjects.

Among the top achieving students are a number from Portadown, who each scored A* or A grades in two or three subjects.

They are Olivia Hagan (A* in biology and geography, A in Chemistry) who is going to Queen’s University Belfast to study pharmacy; Carla Rowney (A* in English, A in religious education and sociology) who will study English at Queen’s.

Also, Claire Heaney (A* in geography, A in English, B in biology) who is going to Queen’s to study psychology; Niamh Donnelly (A* in sociology, A in geography and religious education) who will study communications, advertising and management at University of Ulster.

Aoife Curran (A* in geography, A in maths and physics) will do actuarial studies at Queen’s; Michelle Hamill (A* in biology, A in music and sociology) will study speech therapy at Newcastle while Clare Marley (A* in music, A in business studies, B in religious education) is going to St Mary’s University College.

Newly appointed Principal Noeleen Tiffney, who is from Portadown, said, “I am delighted with the outstanding results of our sixth form students. It is a testament to the hard work and sincere efforts of these young people and their teachers that they have achieved such a phenomenal level of success.

“This year again, the vast majority of our students secured the grades required for their first choice courses at university.”

Mrs Tiffney was also celebrating the results of her final A-level English class, all of whom achieved A*/A grades. They are Carla Rowney, Sarah Cullen, Chloe Muldoon, Martha Casey, Carys Copley, Sophie Hunter, Erin McClean, Claire Heaney and Karen McCusker.