Commenting on this summer’s GCSE results, Justin Edwards, Chief Executive of the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) said:
"Congratulations to all students receiving their GCSE results this morning. Northern Ireland’s students have once again demonstrated good outcomes across all grades, reflecting the hard work that takes place in our schools and colleges.
Students here continue to achieve higher outcomes in comparison to their counterparts in England and Wales.
There are some patterns worth further analysis, such as the continued widening of the performance gap at A*-C grades between males and females.
Subject choices remain stable with over 40% of students here now studying a STEM qualification. There were positive increases in Further Mathematics entries.
This year, the strong confidence in CCEA as a qualifications provider continues. Over 95% of students in Northern Ireland study CCEA GCSEs. We are committed to ensuring that all students in Northern Ireland are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge needed for their future."
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