Mr Robinson, Headmaster of Lurgan College, was absolutely thrilled with the  outstanding 2019 A Level results which, once again, featured some of the very best performances by College pupils in the long and illustrious 146-year history of the school.


 ‘These truly remarkable results, which are testament to the pupils’ hard work and commitment, are also surely, once again, tangible evidence of the success of our cherished Dickson Plan which, for over fifty years, has furnished the young people of Craigavon with the necessary skills and attributes to help them realise their true intellectual, social, moral and spiritual potential’.


‘The Year 14 class of 2019 have done themselves, their families, their school and their community proud with an extremely impressive 86% of the pupils achieving 3 or more A Levels at grades A*-C.  It is also pleasing to note that grades A*, A and B accounted for over three quarters of the total grades achieved. The 94% of A*-C grades is well in excess of the NI Grammar School average’.  


“While all of these commendable statistics are, of course, most encouraging for us as a school, the most gratifying aspect for us all at the College is that the vast majority of our Y14 pupils are now preparing to head off and take their well-earned places in their chosen universities locally and across the UK. We will miss these very special young people, who are a credit to their families, their school and their community. They deserve great praise for carrying on Lurgan College’s fine tradition of pursuing and securing outstanding academic excellence’.

    • Worthy of particular praise are former Carrick PS pupil, Gareth Dawson, who achieved an outstanding 4 straight A grades (two of the starred) and former King’s Park pupil, Sophie Kinkaid, and former Waringstown PS pupil, Adam Hilditch, who each banked 3 straight A* grades.

    • 19 pupils in total recorded at least 3 straight grade As in their subjects and a further 21 pupils obtained at least 2 grade As:

    • Nathan Armstrong (Donaghcloney PS), Josh Best (Waringstown PS), Emma Cardwell (Ballinderry PS), Alexandra Carson (King’s Park PS), Lois Dundas (Moira PS), Lauren Hibble (King’s Park PS), Adam Hilditch (Waringstown PS), Peter Hutchinson (Waringstown PS), Karolina Janus (Carrick PS), Sophie Kinkaid (King’s Park PS), Sophie McCullough (Poyntzpass PS), Anna McRoberts (Ballinderry PS), Timothy Millen (King’s Park PS), Michael Newton (Waringstown PS), Anna Phillippi (Waringstown PS), Abigail Smyth (Moira PS), Hannah Trew (King’s Park PS) and Gema Uprichard (King’s Park PS).

    • The students achieving at least 2 grade As were Rachel Armstrong (Donaghcloney PS), Beth Cairns (Waringstown PS), Joel Davison (King’s Park PS), Chloe Edge (Carrick PS), Kirsty Fairley (Waringstown PS), Hannah Ferguson (Dickson PS), Hannah Gorman (Carrick PS), Chloe Harrison (Waringstown PS), Emma Hilditch (Waringstown PS), Samuel Hoy (Hardy Memorial PS), Joel Martin (Waringstown PS), Christina McCahon (King’s Park PS), Julia McCleary (Ballinderry PS), Maja Ochojska (St Francis’ PS), Sarah Patterson (Maralin PS), Kelsey Rankin (King’s Park PS), Ben Scott (Bunscoil Mhuire), Jordan Walker (King’s Park PS), Caitlin Welsh (Waringstown PS), Simon Wilson (King’s Park PS) and Jon Woods (Waringstown PS).

    ‘As Headmaster of Lurgan College, I am, of course, extremely proud of what all our pupils have obtained in their A Level examinations. Lurgan College continues to acknowledge the outstanding work done by the pupils’ Primary Schools during the early part of their educational journey and we also pay tribute, once again, to the dedication of the teaching staff of Lurgan Junior High School, in particular, who expertly honed the pupils’ academic, social and moral skills in Years 8-10. I also highlight the crucial role played by our own teaching staff who continually display the highest levels of dedication, commitment and professionalism, providing for our pupils the very best educational opportunities. I also express my very deep appreciation for the significant contribution made by our pupils’ very supportive parents who continue to work in close partnership with the school in order to ensure such superb examination success on the part of their sons and daughters’.

    ‘We pray God’s blessing on our departing Y14 pupils as they move on to the next stage of their educational adventure and we will follow their careers with interest, looking forward to see many of them taking their places as leaders in our society in the future.