Press Release

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.

You don't have Adobe Flash installed!

Install Flash by visiting Adobe's Download centre, or contact your IT technician for assistance.

Christmas Celebrations for CCEA Top Students
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.

Christmas Celebrations for CCEA Top Students
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.

Christmas Celebrations for CCEA Top Students
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.

Additional Information

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

SUBJECT SCHOOL NAME RANK
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

 

Media enquiries to Robert Shilliday on (028) 9026 1247, Mobile 07748 113 810, Email rshilliday@ccea.org.uk


ENDS

 

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"

Rewarding Learning

CCEA is a unique educational body in the UK, bringing together the three areas of the curriculum, examinations and assessment.

We award qualifications - as Northern Ireland’s leading awarding body CCEA offers a wide range of General and Applied/Vocational Qualifications at: Entry Level, Levels 1-4, GCSE, GCE and QCF. Our qualifications portfolio helps you meet the Entitlement Framework.

We advise government - on what should be taught and assessed in Northern Ireland’s schools and colleges.

We monitor standards - ensuing that the qualifications and examinations offered by awarding bodies in Northern Ireland are of an appropriate quality and standard.

Our Mission and Values

We place learners and those who have a concern for their educational and personal development at the forefront of our thinking.

Our mission is: To enable the full potential of all learners to be achieved and recognised.

Delivering the Best Possible Service

CCEA is committed to excellence in all its work. This means striving towards continuous improvement in all aspects of our business and making sure CCEA staff have the skills they need to deliver a first class service.