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EA Chair and Chief Executive Congratulate Young People on A-Level Results

EA Chair and Chief Executive Congratulate Young People on A-Level Results

The Education Authority (EA) chairperson and chief executive visited Ballyclare High School as pupils received their A level results.

EA Chairperson Sharon O’Connor praised the pupils for their hard work and dedication and paid tribute to staff and parents.

“I would like to congratulate all the pupils who received their results today on their hard work over the past two years. It is the end of one journey and the start of another and the support of parents, teachers and the wider school community should also be recognised as we celebrate today.

I am also very aware that some young people may be disappointed today and I would remind them that they have many options available to them. Do not be disheartened if you did not get the grades you wanted and please make use of all the support and advice services available.”

Gavin Boyd, EA Chief Executive added;

“On arriving at Ballyclare High School this morning there was a mixture of excitement and nerves among the young people collecting their A-Level results. This is one of the most memorable days in their lives. It is the result of years of hard work and commitment and also marks the end of their school journey. 

I thank Ballyclare High School principal Dr Michelle Rainey for welcoming us here today to share in this experience and I congratulate her on the school’s fantastic results. I also commend the work of all staff in schools across Northern Ireland who support our young people throughout their education and help prepare them for their examinations. 

I would like to wish all of the young people receiving results today all the very best for the future. I have no doubt that they will continue to succeed in life and work whichever path they choose.” 

Below Photograph: Education Authority Chairperson Sharon O’Connor, left, and Chief Executive Gavin Boyd, right, congratulate Ballyclare High School students Shannon Clarke and Simon Wilson on their A Level results. Both Shannon and Simon are hoping to attend QUB to study medicine. Also pictured is Ballyclare HS principal, Dr Michelle Rainey.

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The Education and Library Boards (ELBs) were dissolved on 31 March 2015. The Education Authority was established on 01 April 2015 and is now responsible for all of the operational functions previously carried out by the five ELBs in accordance with the Education Orders.

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