6th Form

Narnia!

What an incredible run of sell-out shows we had for our production of Narnia!

Congratulations to all the cast, crew and helpers on an amazing show.

Check out the gallery below, shot on the final night by Mrs Hill:

GCSE Results Day

Congratulations to all our students collecting GCSE results today, and good luck – we know everyone will excel in whatever their future path may be!

Check out our image gallery from results day below!

A-Level Success!

Lagan College would like to congratulate our A-Level students on their exam results! With a higher than expected 62% of students receiving A*-C grades, the work put in by all was justly rewarded today.

Particular attention must be drawn to (amongst others) Hayley Carson, who received two A* grades and one A grade, Casey Patterson who also received two A* grades and one A grade, Natasha Longridge (three A grades), Connor Martin O’Dowd (A*, A, B, C), Kathryn McKee (A, A, A), Matthew Breen (A*, A, B), Callum McCloskey (A*, A, B), Nicholas Jamison (A*, A, B), Stephen Ross (A*, A*, C) and many others who achieved highly in their results. We have no doubt that this talented group will go on to achieve great things in their chosen paths!

Check out our image gallery below!

University Roadshow

Thanks to ER&M for bringing their University Roadshow to Lagan College yesterday, giving students the opportunity to discover more University options!

Public Speaking Success

Congratulations to Lucy Symington and Alice Lukasik who both took to the podium yesterday in the Senate chamber at Stormont.

Lucy was awarded as a ‘Highly Commended Speaker’ and Alice also received a glowing written report from the adjudicator in the Edgar Graham Public Speaking competition.

Well done girls!

Expanded 6th Form – Success!

We are delighted to have been informed that our Sixth Form Development Proposal has been approved by the Education Minister, Mr Peter Weir and the Department of Education. We would like to thank everyone involved in the process and all those who offered their kind wishes and support to the school. We  look forward to a greater number of our Year 12 students staying on to Post 16 study at Lagan College this September.

Help Us To Achieve!

To support our expanded 6th Form proposal, our students created this powerful video for the Minister of Education.

With over 22,000 views within 48 hours of initially being posted on our Facebook page, the message has already garnered incredible support:

This film was entirely the work of our students, with Josh Lynas (Year 12) the directorial and editorial driving force behind the whole project.

Support our proposal for an expanded Sixth Form by contacting Mr Peter Weir, Education Minister, at the Department of Education in further support of our proposal before a decision is made on 24 January 2017 – Department of Education, Rathgael House, Balloo Road, Bangor, County Down, BT19 7PR or email – dps@deni.gov.uk.

We hope you will support our development proposal for the following reasons:

• Lagan College’s Sixth Form Development proposal would enable 75% of our own students to have the opportunity to stay on in their school. (Annually 25% of students have expressed a desire to study a highly vocational course at Further Education College or connect with bespoke Apprenticeships and Training programmes.)

• Lagan College’s Sixth Form Development proposal would enable the school to offer a wider choice of A Level and equivalent level 3 courses to our young people.

• Lagan College’s Sixth Form Development Proposal would enable 100 more of our students over a 2 year period, to continue to experience our integrated and inclusive school ethos and values- supporting the Government’s shared learning programme.

• Lagan College’s new school buildings opened in 2013 and were purpose built to accommodate over 300 Sixth Form students.
• Lagan College is currently offering 28 Post-16 Courses and our own children would like the opportunity to stay on in their own school and continue to experience an integrated ethos.

• More of Lagan College’s students deserve the chance to stay on at their own school, if it is the young person and their parent(s)/guardian(s) desire.

 

Asidua & Fujitsu Visitors

 

The year 14 Business Studies (Double Award) Applied class recently had the pleasure of meeting with and learning from Eamonn O’ Neill a second year Apprentice Software Developer who works for the International company Fujitsu.

Representatives from this company have been visiting our department for the last ten years giving vital information to students for their Investing in People Unit.

Fujitsu are Championship Winners in this area and the expertise and information that Eamonn provided is important to our students’ success. Eamonn gave a very interesting presentation and answered many questions. Fujitsu are a valued industry link for the department and we would like to thank Eamonn and the company for all that they do to enhance our students’ education.

img_1505

Asidua CEO Visits the Business Studies Department.

On Friday 28th Oct, our year 13 Applied Students had the great pleasure and honour of hearing from one of Northern Irelands most successful businessmen. Dr Steve Brankin is the former CEO of Asidua, an IT Services company. Steve gave up his time once again to give a very informative and interesting presentation on the Enterprising Manager, something which he himself personifies. Steve ensured students are aware of how important it is to be enterprising when managing staff and how their motivation and satisfaction in the workplace is vital to business success. Both the presentation and question and answer session gave our students a fantastic and practical insight into their classroom learning. The department would like to extend their thanks to Dr Brankin for his time and experience.

 

Mrs S Connor