Queen’s University Belfast and Ulster University have indicated a reduction in students places as a result of Stormont budget cuts. Photograph: Getty Images

Northern Ireland A-level students have again outperformed their counterparts in England and Wales and there has been an increase in the number of fema(...)

 Emma Wallace, Jonathan McKeag , Sarah Robinson and Peter Mulligan at Grosvenor Grammar School in Belfast with their A-level results. Photographer: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

The number of top grades awarded to A-level students in Northern Ireland has fallen slightly, but the overall number of passes has risen. Some 33,000 (...)