A number of students from Fermanagh school's were recognised as top candidates in their subjects at the 'Celebrate with CCEA' event which was hosted at the Titanic, Belfast.

Attended by more than 650 guests, 'Celebrate with CCEA' recognised the outstanding achievements of first place students in CCEA’s GCSE and GCE qualifications and learners nominated by teachers and tutors in CCEA’s Technical Qualifications.

Seannain Murphy from Mount Lourdes Grammar School and Oisin Harbinson from St. Michael's College were both recognised as top candidates in Northern Ireland in GCSE Irish whilst Tom Gaffney (St. Michael's College) and Holly Cobain (Enniskillen Royal Grammar School) were both acknowledged as top candidates in GCSE German.

Enniskillen Royal Grammar School students Caoimhe Gallagher Lawson (GCE History of Art top candidate) and Elle Gilmore (top candidate in GCSE History of Art) and St. Michael's student Cathal Rafferty (top candidate in GCSE Design and Technology) all received recognition for their achievements at the ceremony.

On the evening, CCEA’s Chief Executive, Justin Edwards congratulated the learners for their achievements saying: “This evening, we are delighted to be hosting, an inclusive award ceremony, celebrating our Technical Learners of the Year, alongside our top students in GCSE and GCE qualifications. We introduced the inclusive format last year, making it our largest ever Award Ceremony and we were bowled over by the positive feedback we received from our guests. We feel privileged that learners, families, schools and colleges have joined us tonight in making Celebrate with CCEA such a memorable occasion."

"Well done to all of the winners and to those who have played a part in their success,” Mr. Edwards concluded.

68 schools and colleges were represented at the ceremony with awards collected for 96 different CCEA qualifications.