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High pass rates at Dunclug College

The number of students studying A level at Dunclug College has risen significantly in the past year.

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A-level smiles at St. Patrick’s College!

A-level smiles at St. Patrick’s College!

Overall, St Patrick’s College Sixth Form students have seen great success this year, with 56% of A2 students achieving three A Levels at A*-C grades, which is above the Northern Ireland average and clearly demonstrates a continuing trend of improvement.

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Successful A2 students at Antrim Grammar (from left) Jordi McCrissican, Cory Monteith, Jonathan Boyd, Emma Carville.

‘Exceptional’ results at Antrim Grammar

Sixth pupils at Antrim Grammar School were celebrating another set of excellent results following the publication of A Level public examination grades.

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A level results at Cullybackey College - back row L-R - Steven McLeister, Paul Young. Front row L-R - Gillian Gillespie, Jeannie Balmer, Catherine Backus

Strong A-level performance from Cullybackey College pupils

Sixth Form students at Cullybackey College have been celebrating success in the recent A-Level examinations.

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‘Record breaking’ A-level results at Ballymena Academy

Young people and staff at Ballymena Academy are celebrating what could be considered as the best results ever obtained in the school’s long and successful history, consolidating a reputation for academic excellence as one of Northern Ireland’s top performing schools.

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Ten top jobs that don’t require a degree

With teenagers across the land about to find out their A Level results, there’s plenty of cause for concern for pupils as well as parents.

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Childline sees rise in counselling for Northern Ireland children anxious about exams

Childline is offering support to young people worried about exam results as teenagers across the country wait anxiously for AS and A-Level grades published this week.

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Hannah Johnston from Ballymena, who is doing a HLA course (Higher Level Apprenticeship) in Engineering at the College's Ballymena Campus.

Go further with Northern Regional College

Northern Regional College has introduced a number of new courses, including Foundation Degrees and Higher Level Apprenticeships, to give A Level students the benefit of accessing higher education without the burden of student debt.

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'Bullying doesn’t stop when school stops' warns NSPCC

The NSPCC’s Childline service in Northern Ireland is reminding children and parents that just because it’s the middle of the school holidays, there is often no holiday from bullying for the many children who experience this misery.

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Kiera McKillop and her mum.

St. Killian’s inventors scoop award for dyslexia aid

Two 14-year-old inventors have been awarded for creating a handheld device which provides multi-sensory learning technology for children with all forms of dyslexia.

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Students urged to claim TV licence refund

As students pack up and move home for the summer, TV Licensing is reminding students they may be entitled to extra holiday spending money in the form of a refund.

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Michael O'Neill picked up the Ulster University honour this morning.

Honorary Ulster University degree for NI boss Michael O'Neill

Northern Ireland boss Michael O'Neill has today been honoured by Ulster University.

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Honours Degree Food graduate Catherine McWhirter (Ahoghill) was congratulated on achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Food Technology by Guest Speaker, Mr Declan Billington (Chairman, Northern Ireland Food and Drink Association). Catherine was also the recipient of the NIFDA Bursary which she was awarded during her studies. Also featured is Mr Martin McKendry (Director, CAFRE).

First Class Honours awarded to Ahoghill student Catherine

Ahoghill student Catherine McWhirter has been congratulated on achieving a First Class Honours Degree in Food Technology.

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Pupils from Braidside Integrated Primary School enjoyed planting Monster Veg.

Green-fingered Braidside pupils grow Monster Veg

Pupils from Braidside Integrated Primary School have been putting their gardening skills to the test to grow ‘Monster Veg’.

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Larne and Inver Primary pupils.

Pupils try their hand at growing ‘monsters’

Green-fingered primary pupils have been planting ‘monster veg’ for the Mid and East Antrim Flower Show which takes place in August.

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Av Raichura from Amazon, Amazon Design a Drone competition winner Hannah McFarland and her teacher Alison McKelvey from Fourtowns Primary School, Ahoghill with Henry Kilworth from the Civil Aviation Authority. Photo by Aaron McCracken UNP

Hannah’s drone design scoops ‘best in UK’ prize

A pupil at Fourtowns Primary in Ahoghill has scooped the top UK prize in a ‘design a drone’ competition!

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WATCH: Liam Neeson praises pupils at Co Antrim school

Hollywood actor and proud Ballymena man Liam Neeson has sent a special message to the pupils of a Co. Antrim primary school to tell them how proud he is of them.

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Local men are appointed to Schools’ Council

Two men from the Mid-Antrim area have been appointed to the Controlled Schools’ Support Council (CSSC).

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Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Their generation - new youth lifestyle survey unveiled

Nearly one in three young people have concerns about their mental health - but most did not seek help from anyone, a new survey has revealed.

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Pictured with the winning design are; Year ten pupils at Ballymena Academy, Amy Harte, Jacob Natalicio, James Cahoon and Adam Thompson.

Earth shattering win for Academy pupils

It’s the stuff of nightmares - a vast meteor is hurtling towards planet earth and you’re battling against a rapidly ticking extinction clock to save the world.

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