1000’s to obtain AS and A-level outcomes throughout Northern Eire



housands of scholars throughout Northern Eire will obtain AS and A-level outcomes later.

This 12 months noticed the primary full examination 12 months since 2019 following disruption brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and public well being measures.

In 2020 and 2021 teacher-assessed grades had been issued.

This 12 months exams had been sat, nonetheless measures had been put in place to clean the transition.

These included college students having the choice to omit a unit of evaluation in most topics to focus their revision.

There have been additionally evaluation adaptions, lowering coursework, and contingency preparations for individuals who miss an examination resulting from sickness in addition to beneficiant grading in recognition of the extent of disruption skilled.

Most (88%) of the A-levels sat in Northern Eire had been from native exams board CCEA, whereas others sat exams set by different boards throughout the UK.

Scores of scholars are additionally set to obtain BTec outcomes and vocational {qualifications}.

Economic system Minister Gordon Lyons has urged these receiving outcomes to utilize steering supplied by his division’s careers service.

“For a lot of younger folks, acquiring examination outcomes is an thrilling and vital milestone of their lives and the epitome of their tutorial life thus far and I’d encourage them to benefit from skilled careers steering to be able to make properly knowledgeable choices which can have an effect on their future profession selections,” he stated.

“As college students obtain their outcomes many can be delighted whereas others could also be disillusioned, nonetheless I wish to reassure each college students and oldsters/carers that assist and recommendation is obtainable throughout this time.

“My division’s careers service has entry to up-to-date info on employment developments offered by the division’s economists.

“They’ll supply neutral recommendation and steering on a variety of profession selections, together with additional and better schooling, coaching and employment together with apprenticeships, and better stage apprenticeships.

“I’d wish to take this chance to supply my absolute best needs to these both receiving or ready for his or her outcomes and reassure you that the careers service is prepared and ready that will help you entry the trail greatest suited to you and your profession ambitions.”

This may be accessed at: https://www.nidirect.gov.uk/providers/chat-with-a-careers-adviser, or you possibly can converse with an adviser by calling 0300 200 7820.

Webchat and cellphone opening hours can be prolonged over the outcomes interval and advisers can be out there through webchat and phone from 9.30am to 7.00pm on Thursday and Friday of outcomes week.

Mairead Monds, NSPCC Northern Eire’s Childline group supervisor, stated outcomes day generally is a annoying time for younger folks, and significantly this 12 months with the return of public exams for the primary time in three years.

“Younger folks below the age of 19 can get free, confidential help and recommendation from Childline at www.childline.org.uk or by calling 0800 1111 without spending a dime,” she stated.

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