Commenting on this year’s GCSE 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 the many students receiving their GCSE results today. The results, this year, reflect the hard work of young people and the support they receive from teachers across Northern Ireland.
Whilst we are entering a period of change in the way GCSEs are graded across the UK, it is reassuring to note that Northern Ireland candidates continue to achieve high outcomes in comparison to England and Wales.
This year over 30,000 students across Northern Ireland sat GCSE examinations, with almost 9 out of 10 students choosing a CCEA qualification. This rise in CCEA entries demonstrates strong confidence in the CCEA GCSE qualification.
We intend to build on this confidence, with the first teaching of the revised GCSE qualifications next month. Each of these qualifications will offer refreshed, modern and rigorous content to ensure that we continue to equip local students with the right skills and knowledge needed for life and work.
Overall, I wish all of the students receiving results today my best wishes for their future studies”.
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