Education Minister Peter Weir today congratulated students receiving A and AS level results.
Speaking during a visit to Sullivan Upper in Holywood, Mr Weir said, “My congratulations go to all of the pupils who have received their results today. Our young people have performed very well and I wish them well in their next steps.
“I am pleased that as with previous years our students have outperformed their counterparts in England and Wales.
“Worthy of note is the level of participation in STEM subjects which remain popular with a growth in female participation in subjects such as Mathematics and Computing. Employers continue to tell us about the growing need for students with Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects and this year entries in a number of STEM subjects from female students have increased.
“For some students today’s results will not be what they had hoped and I would urge them not to be too disappointed. There are many education and employment options open to students who may be unsure of their next steps. Please take time to consider the many choices available to you.”