Ryan Rafferty

A-Levels Achieved: BTEC Engineering - Distinction * / Physics - B / Technology and Design -A* / Mathematics - A
University: Queen's University Belfast
Studying: MEng Mechanical Engineering
Year Left: 2016

Ryan Rafferty

"I would highly recommend St. Louis as a place to study your A-Levels because it has excellent teaching staff who encourage you and provide all the necessary support to guide you through your A-Levels"

My time at St Louis was hugely enjoyable. One of my favourite things about the school was the amount of opportunities and extra-curricular activities on offer, especially for STEM subjects.
I was involved in almost all STEM related extra-curricular activities. I chose to study engineering related subjects at A-Level after gaining an Arkwright Engineering Scholarship and achieving the highest mark in Engineering at GCSE in Northern Ireland, something which I then later went on to obtain for Technology & Design at A-Level. This alone illustrates the excellent teaching on offer at St Louis.
I was involved in a number of projects during my time at St Louis but a highlight for me was working with BE Aerospace to successfully design an alternative and more efficient method of production. This lead to me and my team being awarded Gold Crest awards. I would highly recommend St. Louis as a place to study your A-Levels because it has excellent teaching staff who encourage you and provide all the necessary support to guide you through your A-Levels. I have also found that some of the skills I learned at St Louis, outside of the syllabus, are invaluable at University.


"My time at St Louis was hugely enjoyable. One of my favourite things about the school was the amount of opportunities and extra-curricular activities on offer, especially for STEM subjects"


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