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'I'm off to St Andrews... my mum's delighted as that is very same university she went to'

Campbell College, Belfast

Jack Megarry and Tim Devlin with their A-level results at Campbell College
Jack Megarry and Tim Devlin with their A-level results at Campbell College
Claire McNeilly

By Claire McNeilly

John Gildea (18) from east Belfast

A-levels: German (A*), French (A), History (A).

Going to: University of St Andrews to study French, German and International Relations.

He said: "My mum's a French and German teacher so she's delighted that I did so well. She also went to St Andrews (in Scotland)... so she's very happy and she said she's got a lot of visits planned!"

Harry Owens (18) from east Belfast


Maths (A*), Chemistry (A*), Physics (A).

Going to:

University of Leeds or University of Edinburgh to study Computer Science - he hasn't decided yet.

He said: "The results were a bit of a shock but I'm ecstatic. My parents are very proud and very happy."

Rex Tinsley (18) from Mid Ulster/Bahrain


Maths (A), Physics (A), Chemistry (A).

Going to:

University of Edinburgh to study Chemical Engineering.

He said: "My parents are very proud of me. I phoned my dad, who works in Bahrain, to tell him the good news and I also spoke to mum at home in Magherafelt. I'm very happy! I'm excited about the future."

Tim Devlin (18) from Cultra


Maths (A*), Further Maths (A*), Chemistry (A), History (B).

Going to:

Durham University to study Law.

He said: "I was expecting to do well. I worked hard and I was very pleased with the results."

Max McDermott (18) from east Belfast


Sport (A*), Digital Technology (A), Business Studies (A).

Going to: University of Warwick to study Cyber Security.

He said: "I was very nervous (before the results came out) ... I got an email at 8.59am saying that I'd got into Warwick just as I was walking through the door to get my results today. I'm thrilled! I'm very excited about getting out of the house to experience new things."

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