Centre of Excellence

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111205.gifThe Wallace High School was recently presented with a coveted Centre of Excellence Award by the Northern Ireland Curriculum body, CCEA.

The accolade, awarded to only four schools throughout the province, was in recognition of the exceptional professionalism, quality and effectiveness demonstrated by Wallace High School in teaching and assessing CCEA Key Skills.

Speaking at the event, CCEA Chief Executive, Gavin Boyd, commented: “Today we are in the company of some very special people who have reached the highest levels of performance in CCEA Key Skills and Essential Skills qualifications. We are delighted to celebrate their achievement and proud to be associated with the learning excellence represented by these awards. Being here is testament to their dedication and commitment.

My congratulations go to one and all. Key Skills and Essential Skills are vital in education, training, work and life. The revised Northern Ireland Curriculum places greater emphasis on the development of a range of skills, creativity and enterprise. Skills based qualifications equip young people and adults for life and work and are designed to meet the needs of the individual, society and the economy.”


Wallace High offers Key Skills in both ICT and Communication to its Sixth Year students. Three members of staff, James Napier, Ruth Foster and Gillian McGarry, were amongst only twelve teachers from across the province who received an Exceptional Achievement Award for their individual contribution to teaching and assessing Key Skills.

Principal Mrs Anne McBride concluded, “We are delighted with these awards and also that the achievements of our teachers and their pupils have been acknowledged in this way.”

Last modified: March 7, 2017