Results in GCSEs are improving for Northern Ireland schools
Performance in GCSE exams has improved, particularly among those from disadvantaged backgrounds, it has emerged.
A-level grades are slightly down for the academic year 2014/15.
The Department of Education yesterday released the latest performance figures for GCSEs and A-levels sat in Northern Ireland.
They show that 67% achieved five or more GCSEs at A*-C in 2014/15 - up from 65.2% in 2013/14. The figure for those who receive free school meals increased from 38.7% to 45.6%.
Education Minister John O'Dowd said the improvements were an indication of the "continued success of school improvement policies".