His IT career began at 18 with computer group NCR, where, despite not having got beyond GCEs
, he won a place on the company's graduate scheme to train as a program analyst.
When I was 16 he flew us to Los Angeles as a treat for passing my GCEs
As students receive the results of Leaving Certificate, GCSE and GCEs
, the last thing they want to hear is some smart-ass telling them that their results were only good because ex`am standards have been lowered.
The only thing the university cares for is for GCEs
to be introduced as an acceptable exam to be admitted to the university," said OELMEK.
I learnt touch-typing quickly and by the end of nine months I had sat, and passed, several GCEs
by using the typewriter.
It doesn't matter if they've got any GCEs
against their name, they could be deaf and dumb but if they can get the best out of people that's all that matters.
CSEs, City & Guilds in plate technology
Those of us who did GCEs
and cranked ourselves up in the final year at school, really should have more sympathy for the current crop of pupils who are subjected to a constant stream of exams and modules that mean noses to the grindstone for three solid years from 15 to 18 and no acknowledgment of how tough it all is.
Even those of us whose memories of GCEs
are fading - I know the S is missing whippersnapper, we're talking O-levels - can't fail to feel a little nostalgic panic at this time of year.
Having left school in England at 16 with 14 GCEs
, Paul worked in BBC production, did a stint in a bookies and worked as a bar manager before joining the cabin staff of an airline.