17 August

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    104 pupils at Campbell College opened their A Level results today (Thursday 17th August) to reveal A* performances and secure their place on courses as diverse as Medicine and Moving Image. Two pupils achieved 4A*’s, one pupil has secured a place at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge and three pupils have been accepted to study Medicine at Edinburgh University. 

    With strong individual performances across Science, Mathematics, Art and Moving Image Arts, the diversity of University course choices is a strong reflection of Campbell as a College of individuals.  From medicine to film production and everything in between, pupils at Campbell have secured places in a variety of subjects at the top Universities in the UK.

    Delighted with their results were Mohammad Rashid and Thomas Gillan who each achieved 4A*’s.  Mohammad achieved his 4A* grades in Chemistry, Mathematics, Further Mathematics and Physics and has secured a place at Corpus Christi College, Cambridge to read Chemical Engineering. Thomas achieved his 4A* grades in Biology, Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and heads to Exeter to read Medicine.

    A career in medicine was a strong theme for Campbell pupils with a further three students securing a place at Edinburgh University to read Medicine.  Head Prefect, Matthew Crowther (3A*’s and 1A), Jake Bodels (3A*’s and 1A) and James Nelson (3A*’s) are all bound for Edinburgh University - a rarity for three pupils from one school to be offered a place at the one of the UK's top Medical Universities.

    Jamie Brown is also to be congratulated, achieving 3A*’s in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics and a B in Further Mathematics.

    Moving Image Arts has gone from strength to strength since its introduction three years ago and Rory Fitzpatrick should be congratulated for his A* and for his superb film piece. Other Moving Image Arts pupils Paul Osborne and Callum Spence will be progressing to study Film-Making and Production at various Universities in England.

    The strength of Sixth Form and Boarding at Campbell was highlighted by John Kennedy who arrived from Spain to board at Campbell in 2015 and today celebrated 2A*’s and a B.  Such is John’s attachment to Northern Ireland that he has opted to study Modern Foreign Languages at Queens University Belfast and not return to Barcelona just yet.

    Headmaster, Mr Robert Robinson, MBE, was delighted with the achievements, "This has been a great year group.  As a collective they epitomise all that the College represents; reflecting our core values of leadership and service they have given their all to the College. High achievers in many different fields and proof that we produce men of character who will go on to achieve great things in many walks of life.”

    Commenting on the variety of career paths, Head of Careers for Campbell College, Mrs Sarah Coetzee stated. “The depth and breadth of our A level group this year is a testament to the fact that Campbell focusses on the individual.  In particular, to have three pupils accepted to Edinburgh University for Medicine is unprecedented and for our Moving Image Arts pupils to now be looking forward to a career in film is rewarding for all of us and shows the contemporary nature of our curriculum.”