22/08/2019

Rise In GCSE Pass Rates

The percentage of Northern Ireland students achieving a pass at GCSE level has risen slightly.

Pupils received their results this morning, Thursday 22 August, with 82.2% celebrating A*-C grades at schools and colleges across the region.

Learners continued to perform well with a slight improvement recorded in English Language and Mathematics. A-C grades awarded in English increased by 0.5%, while success rates in Mathematics grew by 3.2%.
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The gap between male and female performance was also closed further this year, with 1.6% more boys achieving A-C grades, accompanied by an extra 0.5% of females.

The gap between their respective performances has narrowed by 1.1%.

The amount of students entered to sit GCSEs declined this year by 5.2%, with few entries among 15 and 17-year-olds.

Chief Executive of the Council for the Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) Justin Edwards offered his congratulations to all learners receiving their results this morning.



(JG/CM)

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