Date: Monday 26 April 2010 (NR/05/10)
Top students celebrate their success at CCEA
Students from schools across Northern Ireland and beyond were rewarded for their outstanding performance in CCEA’s 2009 GCSE examination series at CCEA’s ‘Celebrating Excellence’ event.
The annual event for Top Candidates at GCSE took place on Friday 23 April at the CCEA Headquarters in Clarendon Dock.
Almost 30 of Northern Ireland’s brightest 16 and 17 year olds attended the memorable event with their family, teachers and principal.
Congratulating all the students personally was Anne Marie Duffy, Director of Qualifications at CCEA. She commented:
Today we have seen the best of Northern Ireland’s young students come together with friends, family and teachers to celebrate their excellence. Recognising the hard work and fantastic achievement of these young people is a pleasure.
It is encouraging to know that the majority of students here today are studying for their AS levels. The motivation and determination they have so far demonstrated in their academic studies will stand them in good stead as they move on to further study, gain work experience and continue to play a valuable role in the wider community. I have every confidence that they will contribute positively to a healthy economy and vibrant society for Northern Ireland.
As well as being a special event for students, it is also important to say thank you to families, friends and teachers who have supported and encouraged these incredible young people.
Programme for Morning Ceremony
Opening Remarks: 10.30am, Helen McClenaghan, Vice Chair, CCEA
Award Ceremony: 10.40am, Anne Marie Duffy, Director of Qualifications, CCEA
Closing Remarks: 11.20am, Anne Marie Duffy
Tea/Coffee: 11.30am, Top Candidate photographs will be taken during this time
Programme for Afternoon Ceremony
Opening Remarks: 1.45pm, Helen McClenaghan, Vice Chairperson, CCEA
Award Ceremony: 1.55pm, Anne Marie Duffy, Director of Qualifications, CCEA
Closing Remarks: 2.35pm, Anne Marie Duffy
Tea/Coffee: 2.45pm, Top Candidate photographs will be taken
Top Candidates – Celebrating Excellence Award Winners Morning Ceremony
|Aquinas Grammar School, Belfast||Business Studies||Lucie J D McLaughlin|
|Aquinas Grammar School, Belfast||German||Ben S Lambon|
|Ballyclare High School||Home Economics: Child Development||Claire M Cinnamon|
|Ballymena Academy||Science DA Non-Modular||Charlotte E Kane|
|Ballymena Academy||Science SA Modular||Kerri McIlroy|
|Ballymena Academy||Spanish||Jenna E M McCammon|
|Ballymena Academy||Construction||Andrew W Gordan|
|Bloomfield Collegiate, Belfast||Home Economics: Child Development||Jordan D Carville|
|Campbell College, Belfast||English||Christopher William Wilson|
|Campbell College, Belfast||English Literature||Christopher William Wilson|
|Castlederg High School||Applied Business (A)||Penelope Gourly|
|Castlederg High School||Applied Business (A)||Alexandra Smyth|
|Castlederg High School||Leisure and Tourism||Jenna F McMullan|
|Dalriada School, Ballymoney||Physical Education||Robert A Hanna|
|Down High School, Downpatrick||English Literature||Claire Louise Hawthorne|
|Ponteland Community High School||Business Studies B||Peter J Suttie|
|Rathmore Grammar School, Belfast||German||Michael J McAuley|
|St. Pius X||Health and Social Care||Megan Marie McErlain|
|St.Catherine's College, Armagh||Home Economics||Ellen Marie McDonald|
|St.Colm's High School, Draperstown||Hospitality||Helen L McEldowney|
|St.Columb's College, Derry||French||Patrick Alain Edward Geoffroy|
|St.Mary's College, Derry||Applied Art & Design||Marie T Doherty|
|St.Mary's College, Derry||Applied Art & Design||Emma M McKnight|
|St.Michael's College, Enniskillen||Irish||Aoife Ní Chaoilte|
|St.Michael's Grammar School, Lurgan||Journalism||Anne-Marie Mongan|
|St.Patrick's Grammar School, Armagh||Science DA Modular||Cormac P O'Neill|
|St.Patrick's Grammar School, Downpatrick||Learning for Life and Work||Dean Millar|
|St.Rose's High School||Applied Science||Rachel Shaw|
|Strathearn School, Belfast||English Literature||Rebecca J Beattie|
|The Kings School, Canterbury||Business & Communication Studies B||Katherine Jayne Nunn|
|The Kingswinford School||Applied Business (B)||Manisha Kohli|
|Victoria College, Belfast||Applied Art & Design||Dana ALshamali|
Top Candidates – Celebrating Excellence Award Winners Afternoon Ceremony
|Archbishop Blanch School, Liverpool||D&T Product Design B (Full)||Elizabeth Grace O'Connell|
|Banbridge Academy||Additional Mathematics||Andrew Thomas Patrick Bronte|
|Banbridge Academy||History||Laura Elizabeth Boyd|
|Banbridge Academy||ICT Short Course||Peter James Bennington|
|Bangor Grammar School||Religious Studies||Philip William Johnston|
|Bangor Grammar School||Financial Services||Stephen Halpin|
|Belfast Royal Academy||Chemistry||Hannah R Stewart|
|Farlingaye High School, Woodbridge||ICT B Full Course||James A Kennedy|
|Grosvenor Grammar School, Belfast||Mathematics||Christopher K Wallace|
|Grosvenor Grammar School, Belfast||Physics||Christopher K Wallace|
|Laurelhill Community College, Lisburn||Manufacturing||Benjamin Peter Lilburn|
|Lumen Christi College, Derry||Geography||Zheng Yang Xu|
|Lumen Christi College, Derry||ICT||Conor P Boyle|
|Lumen Christi College, Derry||Technology & Design||Zheng Yang Xu|
|Methodist College, Belfast||Religious Studies||Ruth E Rowland|
|Our Lady's Grammar School, Newry||Gaeilge||Caoimhe M Nidhaibheid|
|Portsmouth High School||ICT B Full Course||Hannah Dorothy Louise Majoram|
|Portsmouth High School||ICT B Short Course||Holly Kettle|
|Portsmouth High School||ICT B Short Course||Alice Catherine Logan|
|Portsmouth High School||ICT B Short Course||Poppy Josephine Matimong|
|Rainey Edowed School, Magherafelt||Biology||Rachael C McErlane|
|Rainey Edowed School, Magherafelt||Religious Studies Short Course||Rachael C McErlane|
|Regent House Grammar School, Newtownards||Economics||Jordan R Millar|
|Regent House Grammar School, Newtownards||Music||Aimee J Consiglia|
|Regent House Grammar School, Newtownards||Physics||Jordan R Millar|
|Regents Park Community College, Southampton||Applied ICT (B)||Becky Elizabeth Hill|
|Regents Park Community College, Southhampton||Applied ICT (B)||Hannah Parker|
|Royal School, Dungannon||Motor Vehicle & Road User Studies||William Samuel Maguire|
|St Helen & St Katherine School||ICT B Short Course||Lucy Katharine Cunningham|
|St Helen & St Katherine School||ICT B Short Course||Katerina Vicky-Ann Johnson|
|St Helen & St Katherine School||ICT B Short Course||Caroline Virginie Francine Claudin Mace|
|St. Columbanus College, Bangor||Applied ICT (A)||Stuart W Boyd|
|St.Genevieve's High School, Belfast||Applied ICT (A)||Sarah E McVarnock|
|St.Mary's Grammar School, Magherafelt||Drama||Aisling S O'Brien|
|St.Patrick's College, Dungiven||Engineering (DA)||Conall P McCloskey|
|Warwick School||ICT B Short Course||Julian Leslie Edward Darby|
|Warwick School||ICT B Short Course||Christopher James Marshall|
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Note to Editors
CCEA is the Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment.
CCEA places learners and those who have a concern for their educational and personal development at the forefront of its thinking. CCEA's mission is:
"To enable the full potential of all learners to be achieved and recognised"
What we do
CCEA is a unique educational body in the UK , bringing together the three areas of curriculum, examinations and assessment.
Advising Government – on what should be taught in Northern Ireland ’s schools and colleges.
Monitoring Standards – ensuring that the qualifications and examinations offered by awarding bodies in Northern Ireland are of an appropriate quality and standard.
– as Northern Ireland’s leading awarding body we offer a diverse range of qualifications, such as GCSEs, including the new GCSE Double Award specifications in vocational subjects, GCE A and AS levels, Entry Level Qualifications, and Graded Objectives in Modern Languages.
- CCEA also offers a range of Awards and Certificates in Education, Training and Skills (ACETS) targeted at learners who want to get
the knowledge, understanding and skills needed
to hit the ground running in the world of work.