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GCSE results - options and advice

GCSE results have been released in Northern Ireland. If you didn’t get the results you had hoped for, don’t worry - there are many other opportunities available to you. Find out about your options through nidirect.

What to do next

Talk to your teachers, to your parents and families. It’s important to make an informed decision now that you know your results. If you take time now to explore options, it will pay dividends in the future.

You can find out more at the following nidirect page:

Talk to a careers adviser

If you haven’t done as well as you’d hoped, the Careers Service can help you.

You can talk to a professionally qualified careers adviser, who will give you impartial information, advice and guidance on what’s available to you.

Careers Service can provide help with:

  • CVs
  • job applications
  • job interviews
  • advice on job trends, including occupations which will be important in the future

If you have an issue with a result

If you have a query relating to your exam results - for example appeals, remarks or re-sits - contact your school or the Council for Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA):

All available statistics are provisional and are subject to appeals and re-marks.


A*-C grades were achieved by 78 per cent of pupils, an increase from 76.5 per cent in 2013.

The top grades, A*-A, were awarded to 28.2 per cent of entrants, a slight increase from 28 per cent in 2013.

The top A* grade was achieved by 8.9 per cent of students, up from 8.7 per cent last year.

The overall pass rate remained the same as last year, with 99.2 per cent of grades awarded at A*-G.

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