Top marks for Edmund Rice boys

Edmund Rice College students Caoimhim Osborne, Paul Hamilton and Dihay Lungsod receive their GCSE results. INNT 35-005-PSB
Edmund Rice College students Caoimhim Osborne, Paul Hamilton and Dihay Lungsod receive their GCSE results. INNT 35-005-PSB

The boys at Edmund Rice College were in celebratory mood last Thursday, having achieved the school’s best ever set of GCSE results.

An impressive 82 per cent of pupils recorded five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C - the highest total ever recorded at the Glengormley school.

A delighted principal, Peter Friel commented: “These results reflect the ongoing hard work of the pupils and teachers in the school. As a result of these ongoing efforts, the college is going from strength to strength and will continue to do so in the future.”

The outstanding GCSE results capped off a great year for the school during which many successes, both sporting and academic, have been celebrated.

Mr Friel went on to express his pride in the achievements of the boys in what was his first year as principal.

He added: “Parents and pupils alike should take great pride in these results. A very large number of pupils are returning to Edmund Rice and a number are joining from other local schools. All in all the future looks bright on the Hightown Road.”