With the agonising wait for exam results finally over, hundreds of excited Year 12 pupils gathered at schools and colleges across the borough on Thursday morning, August 21, to find out how they’d fared in their GCSEs.
At Ballyclare Secondary, staff and pupils were celebrating after the school recorded an outstanding set of results.
A delighted principal, Mrs Kathryn Bell, said that the school’s GCSE students had “exceeded all expectations.”
“A lot of children have worked extremely hard to get very good grades and we are absolutely delighted for them,” she commented.
Across Northern Ireland, A* - C grades were achieved by 78 per cent of pupils, an increase from 76.5 per cent in 2013.
The top grades, A* and A, were awarded to 28.2 per cent of entrants, a slight increase from 28 per cent 12 months ago.
The overall pass rate remained the same as last year, with 99.2 per cent of grades awarded at A* - G.
Anyone who has a query relating to their results - appeals, re-marks or re-sits - should contact their school or college, or phone the CCEA helpline on 028 9026 1260.
• See full GCSE results day coverage from school’s across the borough in next week’s Times (on sale August 27).