Students call to ‘not delay’ guidance on exams

WHILE the cancellation of all GCSE and ‘A’ level examinations has been a “relief” for many, anxiety remains rife with pupils “none the wiser” as to how they will be graded. With tight lockdown restrictions still in place, and the majority of pupils facing an extended period of remote learning, students at St Kevin’s College, […]

Stop transfer test for the sake of youth mental health

WHILE exams for pupils at second level have been cancelled, some controversial transfer tests for primary pupils may still be going ahead. Locally, both St Michael’s College and Mount Lourdes Grammar School already announced they would not be holding transfer tests this year several months ago. However, on its website, the Enniskillen Royal Grammar School […]

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Scrap exams for the sake of students, pleads councillor

THERE have been increasing calls for next year’s GCSE and A Level exams to be scrapped. Last week Cllr Sheamus Greene, pictured below, who is a father and a school bus driver, calling on the exams to be cancelled and for the North to follow the Welsh model of continuous assessment this academic year. Cllr […]

Warning poor broadband could be an issue for students

WITH more and more schools announcing extended closures this week and both students and teachers preparing for online lessons, the poor broadband provision in the county is being starkly shown up.  Cllr Adam Gannon has been campaigning for better broadband in the county, having recently submitted a question to Stormont on the matter. He is […]


‘Don’t panic’ advice for A Level students

WITH hundreds of students across Fermanagh currently awaiting their exam results, the advice is not stay calm, consider your options and, above all, don’t panic.  The A Level results will be released online tomorrow morning, Thursday, at 8.30am. Pupils will also be able to receive their results from their school, where their teachers and classmates […]