THE anxious waiting is over for hundreds of local young people taking A-level exams.
Today’s results show that Northern Ireland students have performed particularly well in subjects such as mathematics, chemistry and modern languages.
Local students also continue to outperform their counterparts in England and Wales.
There has been a small decrease in the percentage achieving the top grades but a slight rise in those getting passes.
Anne Marie Duffy, Director of Qualifications at the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) commented:
“Congratulations to all students receiving results this morning. GCE A-levels are highly respected and well understood qualifications that will stand you in good stead as you further your education or employment.
“At a time when overall student numbers have been decreasing, it is pleasing to see that Northern Ireland students continue to enter for GCE courses in such high numbers.
“This summer 1,373 more entries achieved A*- E pass grades than did so five years ago.
The success in attracting more and more students to study STEM subjects is also welcome, as is the strong performance of students in Mathematics, Chemistry and modern languages.”
Full coverage of A-level results in next week’s Tyrone Times and Mid-Ulster Mail