Commenting on the release of the Summer 2015 GCE results, Justin Edwards, Chief Executive of Northern Ireland's awarding organisation, the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) said:
"I offer my congratulations to students receiving results this morning. These excellent results are the culmination of students' dedication to study and the support of their teachers over the last two years.
We're pleased to see the considerable growth in students choosing to study Mathematics at A level. This makes the subject the most popular choice in Northern Ireland. Mathematics provides access to a wide range of educational pathways and careers. While entries in this subject have grown across all three countries, in Northern Ireland that growth has been notably strong.
It's also encouraging to see that more female students are choosing A levels in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM)."
The Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) has set up a dedicated examinations helpline which offers advice and guidance for the thousands of students who are expecting their A-Level and GCSE results over the next fortnight.
The helpline will be in operation from 9am until 5pm, from Wednesday 12 August until Friday 28 August, however lines will open early at 7am on A Level results day. Anyone with queries regarding CCEA's examination results can call 028 9026 1260, email email@example.com, or search for answers from the Frequently Asked Questions section.
Issue of Results
Students will receive their GCE A/AS results on Thursday 13 August from their school/college.
Most students will also be able to access their results online using their secure log in details (if their school/college has signed up for the online results service).
Students will receive their GCSE results on Thursday 20 August from their school/college.
GCE & GCSE Results Day 2015
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