26 August

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    ‘A’ level results were published on Thursday 18th August and two of our boys receiving their grades showed what an education at Campbell College can do. 1st XV team mates and Ulster Schools Cup finalists Justin Savage and Malcolm Corry had different journeys through Campbell which tell an interesting story.  Seven years ago Justin received a D in his 11+ and Malcolm an A.  Justin started Year 8 in the bottom stream and Malcolm in the top. Today, at the end of their School years they opened their results together to reveal 8A*/A’s between them in Mathematics, Further Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry. From different beginnings they will both now look toward the same future as they head off to University to study Engineering.

    Demonstrating an all-round education the success of the College’s 1st XV Rugby Team was not limited to the pitch this year with 7 of the team who played in the Ulster Schools’ Cup Final boasting a total of 22 A*/A’s between them - across both A Level and AS Level. Congratulations to Justin Savage, Malcolm Corry, James Boyle, Nikolai Koplewski, John Crowther , Matthew Crowther and James Nelson.  A successful year for the rugby squad both on and off the pitch.

    However, as I reflect on our exam success, I take the view of not wanting the boys passing through Campbell College to believe that they are upon an examination factory production line.

    Education, is more than just undertaking examinations.  Broader, wider activity must be included. We believe that education at Campbell College should be about the whole person, intellectual, physical, emotional and spiritual development are all necessary to grow to maturity. We aspire to support our boys as they grow in these ways with practice within the classroom being key.

    As we send our leavers off into the world, we do so in the knowledge that they go forward as much more than simply a grade – but as a whole person.