Belfast Telegraph

Polish-born pupil top at school

St Ronan's College Lurgan

Adrian Suchorski
Adrian Suchorski
Sinead Donohoe
Andrew Haire

Although he only moved to Northern Ireland with "basic" English six years ago, a Polish-born pupil has bagged an impressive 11 GCSE top grades.

Adrian Suchorski (16), a pupil of St Ronan's College in Lurgan, was the highest achieving boy at the all-ability grammar school.

He was awarded eight A*s and three As, with one of the As being in English Language.

"I did some extra English lessons before coming here, but most of it I learnt at school," he said.

"I want to do Maths, Further Maths, Art and Media Studies for A-level and afterwards I am going to England, probably London, to do an animation degree."

Another top achiever with firm career aspirations was Andrew Haire (17), from Aghagallon, who was "pretty happy" with his three A*s, six As and one B.

With a future in computer programming in mind, he is opting for A-levels in Systems Software Development, Maths, Physics and Further Maths (AS Level).

"There are a variety of pathways I can take - a degree course or possibly an apprenticeship," he said.

Meanwhile, Sinead Donohoe (17), from Magheralin, achieved six A*s and four As. Sinead wants to do History, English Literature and Religious Education at A-level, and is considering law at QUB. "I just love the sound of law and I love writing essays," she said.

Fellow student Yvette Moore (16), from Portadown, who notched up six A*s, two As and two Bs, also wants to study law "to help people".

And Fionnuala McGuinness (16), from Aghagallon, with a tally of three A*s, three As, three Bs and one C, is considering a career in journalism or "doing something with history and politics".

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