Leaving Cert grades are due to be issued as close as possible to the traditional date in mid-August. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien / The Irish Times

Secondary schools are due to begin sending calculated grades for more than 60,000 Leaving Cert students to the Department of Education from this week.(...)

Students Emma Meek, Lauren Verner and Courtney Campbell collecting their A level results at Abbey Community College in Newtownabbey. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

The number of students gaining the top A* grade at A level in Northern Ireland this year has increased slightly, according to figures released by the (...)

Pupils receive their GCSE results  in London, UK. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Students in Northern Ireland received the most top grades of any region in the UK in this year’s GCSE results, which were released today. More than 78(...)

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(...)

A one-off rise in the number of pupils taking film or media studies was linked by the Joint Council for Qualifications (JCQ) to the filming of the Game of Thrones fantasy drama in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland has outperformed the rest of the UK in the proportion of students achieving A-level grades A*-A.Almost 30 per cent achieved the covet(...)