Sinn Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has congratulated young people who received GCSE results today.
Speaking after an increase in the number of students achieving A*-C grades, the education spokesperson said;
"Everyone who received GCSE results today should be proud of the hard work they have put in towards their GSCEs.
"Once again young people have performed very well with increases in the proportion of students achieving A*-C grades and in those achieving A* and A grades.
"It is an emotional time for young people and I would encourage anyone with concerns about the results they have received today to work with careers advice providers to help them make the best choices about their future."