Northern Ireland tops UK with A-Level results

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Northern Ireland has outperformed the rest of the UK in the proportion of students achieving A-level grades A*-A.

Almost 30pc received the coveted higher marks, with students performing well in sciences, mathematics and art and design.

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.

 

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