The A-Team: Derry students express delight at results

Orlaith Breen, Thornhill A Level Student.
Orlaith Breen, Thornhill A Level Student.

Local students have expressed their delight as the long and anxious wait for A-level results finally came to an end today. Here’s what they had to say:

Orlaith Breen (19) from Templegrove: Maths (A*) Biology (A*) French (A*) Chemistry (A*) further Maths AS (A), Thornhill College: “I was so stressed out and then I got a call to say I’d done well and I was a bit less freaked out. I’m going to Oxford to study Medicine.”

St Joseph's Boys School Westway high achieverl 'A' level student Remi Rabillat pictured at the school yesterday. DER3316GS049

St Joseph's Boys School Westway high achieverl 'A' level student Remi Rabillat pictured at the school yesterday. DER3316GS049

Remi Rabillat (18) from Eglinton: Engineering (A*), Art (A), ICT (B), St Joseph’s Boys’ School, Creggan. “I’m going to Manchester Metropolitan University to do Animation. I got a text saying that I got in and I was very happy when I saw the results .”

Tiegan King (18) from Greysteel: Psychology (A), Biology (A), (Spanish (A), Thornhill: “I was really nervous and wasn’t expecting my grades. I was a bundle of nerves yesterday but I am absolutely over the moon now. I’m going to Queen’s to study Human Biology.”

Gary Breslin (18) from Hazelbank: Moving Images (A), Journalism (B) English (C). St Joseph’s: “I’m going now to do Film Studies at Queen’s. I didn’t get much sleep last night and I am over the moon, I didn’t expect it. It’s the most pleasant surprise of my life.”

Niamh McMonagle (19) from The Branch: History (A*) Politics (A*) Spanish (A), Thornhill: “I was nervous, very nervous, I didn’t really sleep at all. I’m so happy with that result, I’m delighted. I’m going to Queen’s University to do Law with Politics. I can’t wait.”

Tiegan King, Thornhill A Level Student

Tiegan King, Thornhill A Level Student

Shane McGowan (19) from Hazelbank: P.E. (A*) Journalism (A) English (B), St Joseph’s: “I was chilled out about it, whatever will be will be. I think too many people worry about it, but it was a great surprise. I’m going to Queen’s to do English. I’m looking forward to it.”

St Joseph's Boys School Westway high achiever 'A' level student Gary Breslin pictured at the school yesterday. DER3316GS048

St Joseph's Boys School Westway high achiever 'A' level student Gary Breslin pictured at the school yesterday. DER3316GS048

Niamh McMonagle, Thornhill A Level Student

Niamh McMonagle, Thornhill A Level Student

St Joseph's Boys School Westway high achiever 'A' level student Shane McGowan pictured at the school yesterday. DER3316GS047

St Joseph's Boys School Westway high achiever 'A' level student Shane McGowan pictured at the school yesterday. DER3316GS047