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GTCNI Congratulates Teachers and Students


Excellent 'A' Level Results - GTCNI Congratulates Teachers and Students
16th August 2007

Some 310,000 candidates in England, Wales and Northern Ireland have today received their A level results.

That the national pass rate for A Levels has risen for the 25th year in a row is eloquent testimony to both the quality of the teaching and the recognition by our young people of the reality that education is the key to success in the new Knowledge Economy.

The results in Northern Ireland this year are particularly good with 98% of students achieving pass grades and 33.2% being awarded the top grade A.

Eddie McArdle - GTCNI Registrar commented:

"On behalf of the Council I warmly congratulate students and teachers on these excellent results".

"The sustained progress in A-level results over the last decade is down to high quality teaching and should not be taken for granted. Rather we should appreciate the reality that the teaching profession in Northern Ireland is second to none in terms of ability and commitment and our young people mirror that commitment in their studies."

"The future of Northern Ireland, in a world characterized by change and globalization, depends on the educational achievements of its young people. Higher pass rates mean more young people are achieving advanced qualifications that will help them fulfill their ambitions. Their success will help secure all our futures, and this is something we should all celebrate."


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