Speaking to Causeway Coast Community earlier this morning Councillor Darryl Wilson said “Pleased to learn that once again pupils from Northern Ireland have been outperforming their counterparts in England and Wales in their A-Levels.
Huge congratulations go out to everyone receiving their results today.
The proportion of top A-level grades achieved by Northern Ireland students has risen significantly with 30.4% of entries achieving grades A* or A, up from 29.5% in 2016.
Unfortunately, without a Minister in place it will be very difficult to tackle issues such as the gap between boys and girls A Level results ( 33.3% of girls achieving top grades compared to 26.8% of entries from boys getting those grades, a fall of 0.4% on last year).
Once again the citizens of NI push forwards with little or no support from the non existent Stormont executive…
Imagine how we would excel with a forward thinking proactive government in place …..”