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.(...)

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(...)