Date: Wednesday 21 December 2011 (NR/11/11)
Christmas Celebrations for CCEA Top Students
The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) Celebrating Excellence event returned yesterday at the Island Arts Centre in Lisburn. The GCE Celebrating Excellence award ceremony recognises those students who have achieved top marks in CCEA's summer 2011 A level examinations.
Congratulating all the students personally was Gavin Boyd, Interim Chief Executive at CCEA. He commented:
CCEA takes pride in organising this special ‘Celebrating Excellence’ event, which is now in its thirteenth year. It allows us to recognise the achievements of some very talented young people and hopefully spurs them on to further success in their future studies and careers.
It's also a day when we can recognise the support and encouragement of the families, friends and teachers who have been integral to the success of our young achievers. We hope everyone goes away today feeling inspired and with some great memories too.
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Triple award winner Jordan Millar recevied Top Candidate awards in Chemistry, Physics and Further Mathematics! Jordan, who went to Regent House Grammar School, is now studying Maths at Trinity College, Cambridge.
Double award winner Laura McBride is pictured with CCEA's Interim Chief Executive Gavin Boyd at the Celebrating Excellence awards ceremony. Laura, who attended The Royal School Dungannon, picked up a Top Candidate award in ICT and German. She is now studying Accountancy at Queen's University.
Andrew Henderson picked up the Top Candidate award for A-level History, as well as the special Tim McCall History award. Here is Andrew outside the Island Arts Centre with second of his awards. Andrew attended Banbridge Academy and is now studying at Queen's University with the hopes of being a teacher in the future.
Celebrating excellence - GCE awards ceremony
Programme of events:
Opening Remarks - 12.30pm
Award Ceremony - 12.40pm
Closing Remarks - 1.20pm
Lunch - 1.30pm
Top Candidates – Celebrating Excellence Award Winners
|Applied Business DA||St Colm’s High School||Emmett J Doyle||1st|
|Applied Business SA||Lumen Christi College||Deirbhile E McKnight||1st|
|Applied ICT DA||Lisneal College||Lisa Y Hutchinson||1st|
|Applied ICT SA||St Patricks Academy||Cathal James O'Neill||1st|
|Biology||Our Lady & St Patrick’s College, Knock||Colum J McGrady||1st|
|Business Studies||Thornhill College||Kelly A O'Brien||1st|
|Chemistry||St Marys Grammar School||Qiushi Xiang||Joint 1st|
|Chemistry||Regent House||Jordan R Millar||Joint 1st|
|Economics||Methodist College||Mark W Jamison||1st|
|English Literature||Portadown College||Naomi Erica Caroline Ellis||Joint 1st|
|English Literature||Our Ladys Grammar School||Clare E Williamson||Joint 1st|
|English Literature||Limavady Grammar School||Ben W Martin||Joint 1st|
|French||Our Lady & St Patrick’s College, Knock||Eve Kells||1st|
|Further Maths||Regent House||Jordan R Millar||1st|
|Geography||St Patricks Grammar School||Shane A McElvanna||1st|
|German||The Royal School, Dungannon||Laura Jane McBride||1st|
|Government and Politics||St Michaels Grammar School||Rachel Bunting||1st|
|Health & Social Care DA||St Colm’s High School||Laura Murphy||1st|
|Health & Social Care SA||St Catherine’s College||Katherine Mary McConville||1st|
|History||Banbridge Academy||Andrew John Henderson||1st|
|History of Art||Latymer Upper School||Charlotte Broker||Joint 1st|
|History of Art||Godolphin & Latymer School||Florence Teresa Chester||Joint 1st|
|History of Art||Collegiate Grammar School||Laura Victoria Cairns||Joint 1st|
|Home Economics||Portadown College||Cherith Hall||1st|
|ICT||The Royal School Dungannon||Laura Jane McBride||1st|
|Irish||Dominican College||Niamh Ní Dhomhnaill||1st|
|Mathematics||Wellington College||Dale Walmsley||Joint 1st|
|Mathematics||Regent House||Jordan R Millar||Joint 1st|
|Mathematics||Lumen Christi College||Karl J McCarron||Joint 1st|
|Moving Image Arts||Hazelwood College||Ronald McQuillan||Joint 1st|
|Moving Image Arts||Friends' School, Lisburn||Matthew Alan Good||Joint 1st|
|Music||Ballymena Academy||Katherine H M Hunter||1st|
|Physics||Methodist College||David W J Bennett||Joint 1st|
|Physics||Regent House||Jordan R Millar||Joint 1st|
|Religious Studies||St Catherine’s College||Ellen Marie McDonald||Joint 1st|
|Religious Studies||Loreto Grammar School||Kimberly Dolan||Joint 1st|
|Spanish||Strathearn School||Rebecca J Beattie||1st|
|Technology & Design||Dalriada School||Samuel W Kyle||1st|
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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.