Chair of the Assembly’s Education Committee Mervyn Storey has congratulated all the A-level students across Northern Ireland who received their examination results today. These included Mr Storey’s own daughter who received her results this morning. The DUP MLA said that the levels of success in Northern Ireland were something for the entire Province to be proud of. Speaking today Mr Storey said,
“Across the United Kingdom A-level passes have increased for nearly 30 years in a row, but Northern Ireland students have once again outperformed colleagues from right across the country.
The results locally are not just testament to excellent schools from every sector, but they are also something everyone in the Province can be proud of. No-one will be unaware of the difficult economic climate that these students are emerging into, but the skills and knowledge they have built up will assist them in their career and help build our economy in the future.
For those students who may not have achieve the grades hoped for, there are a wide range of options to explore, and with the pressure on university places many will look to our Further Education colleges which provide an excellent environment to continue studies.”