Ballycastle student is top economist

Loreto College students who took the top three places in Northern Ireland in CCEA GCSE Economics: Brega Mullan  third place, Joseph McNerlin  second place and Ronan McCarry from Ballycastle  (first place).
Loreto College students who took the top three places in Northern Ireland in CCEA GCSE Economics: Brega Mullan third place, Joseph McNerlin second place and Ronan McCarry from Ballycastle (first place).

A Ballycastle student has attained the highest mark in GCSE Economics in the whole of Northern Ireland.

Ronan McCarry, who is a student at Loreto College in Coleraine, was placed first in CCEA GCSE Economics.

Ronan is continuing his studies at Loreto. He is taking Economics, Mathematics, Physics and Religious Education.

At GCSE, the Loreto College Economics department scored a remarkable hat-trick of successes, with Loreto students being placed first, second and third in CCEA GCSE Economics.

After Ronan in first place, in second place was Joseph McNerlin, who is studying Economics, History, Government and Politics and Spanish at AS level.

In third place was Brega Mullan, who has gone on to study Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Geography at AS level.

Mr Michael James, Principal of Loreto College, congratulated all four students, along with their teachers, Miss E Curry, Mrs M McGreevy and Miss K Gauld (Geography), and Mr G McGouran and Mrs S Mellon (Economics) on these wonderful achievements, on behalf of all the staff and students of the College.