EA congratulates GCSE students on results day

Thursday, 22nd August 2019

Students across Northern Ireland have been receiving their GCSE results today, and Chairperson of the Education Authority (EA), Sharon O’Connor, has been wishing students well in the next stage of their educational journey, while visiting Lisneal College.

GCSE Results photo

Young people are anxiously and excitedly receiving their results, which will take them on to sixth form in school or beginning study in a Further Education College or training organisation.

“I congratulate all young people receiving results today, and wish them all the very best, in whatever they decide to do next.”

Paying tribute to teachers and families, Ms O’Connor said;

“Behind every student receiving results, there are teachers and families who have supported them in achieving their goals, and who share in young peoples’ achievements today.” 

For students whose grades weren’t what they had expected, the EA Chairperson has this advice,

“I encourage students to speak to their teachers for guidance on what options are available, and most importantly don’t rush into making decisions. Sometimes you will just be taking a different route to the career that you have always been interested in following.”

Education information and careers advice is available from staff in schools and Further Education Colleges and training organisations; and information is available online by visiting https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/campaigns/results

Last updated: 22/08/2019