Date: Tuesday 18 February 2003 (NR/034/03)
CCEA GIVES TOP MARKS TO GCSE STUDENTS
The cream of the province's GCSE students were honoured today by Northern Ireland's awarding body, CCEA.
At a ceremony in CCEA's Clarendon Dock Headquarters, students who scored the highest marks in individual subjects in last summer's GCSE examinations received special certificates to recognise their achievement.
Speaking to an audience of top students, their parents and teachers, CCEA Chief Executive Gavin Boyd commented:
Today we are in the company of some very special young people who have reached the highest levels of performance in CCEA GCSE examinations.
We are delighted to honour their achievement and proud to be associated with the educational excellence they represent. They are a credit to their schools, their teachers and to their parents. My congratulations go to one and all.
With talent comes responsibility and I would urge all of our young achievers to continue their hard work in education or training so that they can play a leading role in the development of a strong, dynamic and prosperous Northern Ireland.
A second award ceremony will be held on Thursday 20 February at the Radisson Hotel, Limavady to recognise top GCSE students from schools in the north-west of the province.
|Opening Remarks||2.00 PM||Dr Alan Lennon, Chairman, CCEA|
|Award Ceremony||2.10 PM||Mr Gavin Boyd, Chief Executive, CCEA|
|Closing Remarks||2.40 PM||Mr Gavin Boyd, Chief Executive CCEA|
|Tea/Coffee||2.50 PM||Top Candidate photographs will be taken during this time|
CCEA GCSE TOP CANDIDATES 2002
The students honoured at today's award ceremony were:
|Additional Mathematics||Karen Alexander
|Biology||Brian Lavery||St Colman's College, Newry|
|Business Studies||Bronagh Smyth||Assumption Grammar School, Ballynahinch|
|Chemistry||Kristina Marshall||Victoria College, Belfast|
|Economics||Matthew Grimes||St Patrick's Grammar School, Armagh|
|English||Hannah McAuley||Aquinas Grammar School, Belfast|
|English Literature||Oonagh King||Rathmore Grammar School, Belfast|
|French||Niamh O'Kane||Our Lady's Grammar School, Newry|
|German||Lynsey Crawford||Antrim Grammar School|
|History||Peter Clyde||Dalriada School, Ballymoney|
|Home Economics||Diane Haugh||Kilkeel High School|
|Home Economics (Child Development)||Hollie McAllister||St Colmcille's High School, Downpatrick|
|ICT Short Course||Thomas Burch||Ballyclare High School|
|Information Systems||Emma Hogg||Strathearn School, Belfast|
|Irish (Gaeilge)||Grainne Nic Fhirleinn||Meánscoil Feirste, Belfast|
|Mathematics||Christopher Cargo||Bangor Grammar School|
|Motor Vehicle & Road User Studies||Christopher Batchelor||The Royal School Dungannon|
|Music||Ellen Pickett||Sullivan Upper School, Holywood|
|Physical Education||Naomi-Ruth Warner||St Macnissi's College, Carnlough|
|Physics||Anna Rowan||Victoria College, Belfast|
|Religious Studies||Jane Reavey||Methodist College, Belfast|
|Religious Studies (Short Course)||Gretchen Lennon||Larne Grammar School|
|Science: Single Award (Non-Modular)||Casey O'Hara||Sullivan Upper School, Holywood|
|Social & Environmental Studies||Pamela Steele||Hazelwood Integrated College, Newtownabbey|
Belfast High School
Friends School, Lisburn
|Technology and Design||Colin McKnight||Wallace High School, Lisburn|
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Note to Editors
CCEA is the Northern Ireland Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment.
CCEA places learners and those who have a concern for their educational and personal development at the forefront of its thinking. CCEA's mission is:
"To enable the full potential of all learners to be achieved and recognised"
CCEA is a unique educational body in the UK, bringing together the three areas of the curriculum, examinations and assessment.
We award qualifications - as Northern Ireland’s leading awarding body CCEA offers a wide range of General and Applied/Vocational Qualifications at: Entry Level, Levels 1-4, GCSE, GCE and QCF. Our qualifications portfolio helps you meet the Entitlement Framework.
We advise government - on what should be taught and assessed in Northern Ireland’s schools and colleges.
We monitor standards - ensuing that the qualifications and examinations offered by awarding bodies in Northern Ireland are of an appropriate quality and standard.
Our Mission and Values
We place learners and those who have a concern for their educational and personal development at the forefront of our thinking.
Our mission is: To enable the full potential of all learners to be achieved and recognised.
Delivering the Best Possible Service
CCEA is committed to excellence in all its work. This means striving towards continuous improvement in all aspects of our business and making sure CCEA staff have the skills they need to deliver a first class service.