SRC Learners Celebrate Excellent A-Level Results


Students, parents and staff at Southern Regional College (SRC) are celebrating another year of excellent A-Level results. Over 170 students completed A-Level examinations this year at SRC’s Armagh Campus and the results are exceptional with an overall 94% pass rate.

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SRC A-Level students who received their results pictured with lecturers Carol Ferry and Bernie O’Hagan, Michael McDonald, Head of School for Applied Sciences and Academic Studies and Terry McGonigal, SRC Director of Finance and Planning and Armagh Campus Manager.

Michael McDonald, Head of School for Applied Science and Academic Studies said:

“This has been a great year and I am incredibly proud of the achievements of all our learners. Throughout the year our learners have worked hard to ensure that they achieved the best grades they could. Their results are also testament to the hard work and dedication of all SRC staff. I wish all our students the very best of luck for the future as they progress to the next stage of their lives”.

Among the great successes of the day were A-Level student Lydia McMaster from Dungannon. Lydia achieved an outstanding A*AB and secured her place on the Business Management programme at Queen’s University, Belfast. Victoria Leyburn from Keady also achieved remarkable AAB grades in Chemistry, Biology and Maths. Victoria will now study Biomedical Science also at Queen’s University, Belfast.

Other successes include Carrie Gracey from Gilford and Zoe Cumberland from Portadown, who both achieved the grades ABB. Carrie is taking her place on the Law degree at either Queen’s University, Belfast or Ulster University and Zoe will continue her studies in Computer Science at Queen’s University, Belfast.

SRC students have been accepted onto a wide range of courses including Accounting, 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-Levels which can be studied full-time on the Armagh Campus. The College also offers the option of studying A-Levels part-time on the Armagh, Lurgan and Newry campuses. SRC welcomes learners who are new to A-Levels, as well as those who wish to repeat in one or more subject areas.

For those students who have not yet secured a place on their chosen course at Higher or Further level, the SRC Clearing Day will be held on Thursday 30th August 2018 from 11am to 4pm on all main campuses. Staff will be available to discuss course options, offer advice and provide information on places still available.


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Victoria Leyburn from Keady, achieved AAB in Chemistry, Biology and Maths and will take her place at Queen’s University Belfast studying Biomedical Science. Also pictured is Carol Ferry, Maths lecturer.

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Carrie Gracey from Gilford achieved ABB in English, History and Religious Education. She will now study Law at either Queen’s University Belfast or Ulster University. Also pictured is Michael McDonald, Head of School and Emily Boyd, Religious Education lecturer.

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Lydia McAlister from Dungannon, achieved A*AB and will study Business Management at Queen’s University Belfast. Lydia is pictured with Michael McDonald Head of School of Applied Sciences and Academic Studies and Adrian McAlister, SRC lecturer and Lydia’s father.

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Sarah Frizzell from Portadown, (BCC) going to SRC Banbridge Campus to continue her studies in the Foundation Degree in Health and Social Care and Weronika Jankowska from Richhill who will take her place at SRC’s Newry Campus to study the Associate Bachelor’s Degree in English and History.

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Zoe Cumberland from Portadown achieved grades ABB and will study Computer Science at Queen’s University Belfast.