Senior representatives from the Education Authority (EA) today celebrated with pupils at Grosvenor Grammar and Bloomfield Collegiate as they received their A-Level results.
John Unsworth, Assistant Director for Education, praised the efforts of all young people across Northern Ireland receiving their results today saying:
“The A level results published today reflect the hard work and commitment of young people, the skill and dedication of their teachers and the support of their families and friends. The EA would like to congratulate everyone receiving their results today and acknowledge the hard work and dedication which has contributed to these outcomes.
“Students who did not achieve the grades they had hoped for should not be discouraged. There are many options available in education, training or employment and numerous sources of support and guidance. High quality professional advice and guidance is available through the Careers Service website. This can be accessed at https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/results
“The days following the publication of A Level results can bring many mixed emotions. For those who achieve their desired results it will be a day of great excitement and relief, but for others it can prove to be very stressful for both students and parents alike. During the challenging days which may follow the results, it is important to remain positive, and be prepared to be proactive during what can be a stressful and uncertain time.”
Speaking during the visit to Grosvenor Grammar, where she serves on the school’s Board of Governors, EA Board member Rosemary Rainey said:
“We are at Grosvenor Grammar this morning and will later attend Bloomfield Collegiate to celebrate with pupils as they receive their long-awaited A-Level results. This is a very important day for schools and young people right across Northern Ireland.
“Young people in Northern Ireland continue to excel and, along with schools, EA is committed to ensuring they are well prepared to meet challenges head on and make the most of new opportunities in the years ahead.
“This is the end of one chapter in the lives of these young people and, as they embark upon a new chapter, they will look back with gratitude on the contribution of those who have helped them throughout their time at school.
“I wish each and every young person receiving results across Northern Ireland today the very best, whichever pathway they choose for the future.”