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, […]


Minister’s decision to eventually cancel exams welcomed


AFTER weeks and months of resisting calls from parents, politicians and in particular students, Education Minister Peter Weir has finally agreed to cancel this year’s GCSE and A Level exams. Minister Weir, who had resisted continuous calls for the exams to be cancelled, finally decided to pull the plug after similar decisions were taken in […]


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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 […]


‘Stay positive’ advice for exam students


AFTER weeks of anxious waiting, students across Fermanagh are preparing to receive their GCSE results. Hundreds of students will make their way to their schools tomorrow (Thursday) to collect their results and for many, it will be a very nerve wrecking day.  Students will be able to get their results from schools and colleges in […]


VIDEO: GCSE results are out!


ENNISKILLEN Royal Mail sorting office was a hive of activity this morning as GCSE students collected their GCSE results. Good luck to everyone getting their results today! Watch our video below and see next weeks Fermanagh Herald for more.  


Meteoric rise up league tables for Collegiate, Portora


  THE principal of a school whose GCSE league table place jumped 36 places – up to number 11 in the North – has said ‘we are proud of our students every year’. Neil Morton, principal of Portora Royal in Enniskillen, saw his school climb to 11th from 47th in the most recent GCSE table, […]