The waiting was over today (Thursday) for A Level and AS students at Portadown College.
Although the results were posted online, many pupils went to the school first thing this morning to collect them in person, chat with friends and discuss options if things hadn’t gone according to plan.
In total, 23 pupils achieved a combination or three or more A* and A grades at A Level.
The top achieving student was head boy Ryan Davison who achieved four A*s in economics, French, history and maths and is going to Oxford to study philosophy, politics and economics.
Among the excited throng at the school were Beth Stewart (A*A*A) who is going to Queen’s to study history and theology; Erin Teggart (BBD), who is planning to study film studies at Bath Spa University and Hannah King (A*B C) who has achieved the required grades to study English at Brighton and hopes to be a writer.
Jason Wright (A*AB)is heading for Queen’s to study computer science, Michael Orr (A*BB) has opted for radiography at Jordanstown, James Wright (BBB) is doing business studies at Jordanstown, Mark Johnston (ABB) will study radiology and oncology at Jordanstown and Josh Mathers (A*A*A) is doing law at Queen’s.
Meanwhile, Samuel Cartwright achieved BBB and is considering several options, Matthew Haugh (A*A*AA) is going to Leeds to study mechanical engineering, and Jonathon Reid (ABBD) is going to Stranmillis to study secondary school teaching.
James White was hopeful of securing an offer to study radiology at Jordanstown, having achieved the sufficient number of points but at ABC instead of BBB, while Robert Magill (ABC) is going to Queen’s to study mechanical engineering.
Also at the school this morning was Kaitlin Whyte (AAAA) who has opted for medicine at Queen’s and Naomi Kilpatrick (A*AA) who will do psychology at Queen’s.
Sarah Porter (ABB) was hoping for an offer to do human biology at Queen’s but also has an insurance choice of biomedical engineering at Jordanstown.
At AS Level, some of the top achievers included Ivan Ribeiro Gomes (five A*s); Heather King (AAAA), who is planning to do veterinary at Dublin; Megan Fiddes (AAA) who wants to do teaching; John Russell (AAAA) who is undecided; Ian McTurk (AAA) who is considering a degree in psychology and Amy Williamson (AAA) who is also undecided.