"We've students at all levels who have achieved high results. There has certainly been a greater uptake in the Higher Level subjects and we feel now, looking at the results, it's a more advantageous path for students to take based on the new marking system. It's definitely making for interesting reading," says principal of St Bricin's Vocational College in Belturbet, Mary Sheridan.
Having seen significant return in results in both Maths and English, and many subjects across the board, she said it was testament both the efforts of the students at the staff at St Bricin's.
"We've put a lot of effort over the years to encourage our students to take Higher Level and that I feel is reflected in the points we are seeing today. We have seen a phenomenal turnaround too in the number of students progressing to third level, and of course many others seizing opportunities to explore apprenticeships. We have a lot of happy students here today," Ms Sheridan told The Anglo-Celt.
"Chuffed off my head. I can't believe it," is how former head boy at St Bricin's, Brian Wallace (pictured second from left) described his feelings upon opening the results envelope. Brian who with the points he has achieved hopes to go onto to study to become a primary school teacher at St Patrick's College in Drumcondra come September, added: "I'm absolutely delighted. Everyone seems delighted with their results, which is great to see - the hard work seems to have paid off."