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Monday 24 November 2014

Universities accept record numbers

Victoria College south Belfast: Left to right.  Helen Bennett, Emily Mulls, Sophie Pollock , Sophie McCoo and Rebekah Milligan.
Victoria College south Belfast: Left to right. Helen Bennett, Emily Mulls, Sophie Pollock , Sophie McCoo and Rebekah Milligan.
Victoria College south Belfast. Head Girl Rebekah Milligan - A* Biology, A* Maths , A Chemistry.
Lagan College in east Belfast. Left to right. Chantelle Harvey, Sarah Lambe, Jacguie Livings, Alex McNaney, Aimee Dowds Roddy and Olivia Gamble.
Victoria College south Belfast. Maria Doran - A* Business, B Drama, A Politics.
Hazelwood Integrated College in Newtownabbey. Head Girl Olivia Johnston - B ICT, B Business, D English Lit
Sarah Smyth from Lisneal College
Eden Franklin from Lisneal College
Emma Olphert from Lisneal College
St Louise's Comprehensive College west Belfast. Brian Harmon - C History, C Religion, C Technology.
Northern Ireland- 15th August 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. A Level Results day in Northern Ireland. St Louise's Comprehensive College west Belfast. Kerry- Ann Rainey - A* English Lit, A History and A Religion.
Victoria College south Belfast. Sophie McCoo - A Biology, A Technology, A PE.
Wellington College south Belfast. Alan Reid - E Geography, E History, D English.
Victoria College south Belfast. Sophie Pollock - A Maths, Business and ICT.
Wellington College south Belfast. Dominque Dada - B Chemistry, B Biology, B Psychology.
Hazelwood Integrated College in Newtownabbey. David Smyth - C Politics, C History, U ICT.
Hazelwood Integrated College in Newtownabbey. James Cluney - A Construction, D ICT, E Science.
Lagan College in east Belfast. Glena Knox- Bradley - A Biology, A Chemistry, B Sociology.
Lagan College in east Belfast. Emma McCully - B Business, B Drama, B RE.
Hazelwood Integrated College in Newtownabbey. Ashley Law - B Health and Social Care, B Art and Design, B ICT.
Lagan College in east Belfast. Conall Gilmore - B History, B Politics, B Sociology.
Lagan College in east Belfast. Duncan Macmillan - A Math, B Physics, B Politics, D Chemistry.
Lagan College in east Belfast. Roseanna McGill - A Sociology, A RE, A Drama.
Lagan College in east Belfast. Caelan Trodden - A Sociology, A History, B Politics.
St Dominic's Grammar School west Belfast. Left to right. Tara Crawford - A* Business, A Biology, B Chemistry and Sarah Armstrong - A* Maths, A* Further Maths, A Biology, A Chemistry and A Physics.
A Level Results day in Northern Ireland. St Dominic's Grammar School west Belfast. Ciara Van Merkom - A* Maths, A Geography, B Biology.
Lagan College in east Belfast. Left to right. Chantelle Harvey, Sarah Lambe, Jacguie Livings, Alex McNaney, Aimee Dowds Roddy and Olivia Gamble.
Lagan College in east Belfast. Twins Sarah and Luke Withers with mum Geraldine
Hazelwood Integrated College in Newtownabbey. James Cluney - A Construction, D ICT, E Science.
Hazelwood Integrated College in Newtownabbey. Philip Burrows - A Applied Science, B IT, B Sport Studies.
Lagan College in east Belfast. Caelan Trodden - A Sociology, A History, B Politics.
St Dominic's Grammar School west Belfast. Ciara Van Merkom - A* Maths, A Geography, B Biology.
Lagan College in east Belfast. Left to right. Chantelle Harvey, Sarah Lambe, Jacguie Livings, Alex McNaney, Aimee Dowds Roddy and Olivia Gamble.
Emmet Mullan from St. Columb's College
Dean O'Driscoll from St. Columb's College
St Louise's Comprehensive College west Belfast.Gemma McFerran - A Religion, A Media Studies and A* Drama.
Hazelwood Integrated College in Newtownabbey. Danielle Maginnes - C Heath and Social Studies, C ICT, D Art.
St Dominic's Grammar School west Belfast
St Dominic's Grammar School west Belfast

A record number of students have already been accepted on to university courses as youngsters have scrambled to confirm their places.

As of midnight on Thursday, 401,540 applicants had been accepted by UK universities and colleges - a 9% rise on 2012, Ucas said.

The admissions service said this is also higher than the number of students who had secured their place at this point in 2011 - the year before tuition fees were tripled to £9,000.

The latest figures show that fewer students are entering clearing, with 153,070 entering the process, almost 9,000 fewer than last year.

The statistics come the day after students across England, Wales and Northern Ireland received their A-level results.

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