Almost 40% of GCSE entries in Northern Ireland receive top grades

Figures demonstrate ‘remarkable resilience’ amid disrupted learning, council says

Half of all A level entries in Northern Ireland in 2021 were graded at A or above. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Half of all A level entries in Northern Ireland in 2021 were graded at A or above. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Almost 40 per cent of this year’s GCSE entries in Northern Ireland received the top A* or A grades.

It is the second year in a row students have received grades based on teacher assessments after formal exams were cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

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