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Saturday 9 December 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# A-Levels

This week
3rd December 2023 - 9th December 2023
New changes will make it easier for students in the North to attend Irish universities
The recommendations on A-Level exams taken by students in the North have been accepted by Minister Simon Harris.
This year
Northern Ireland tops A-Level results table but questions raised over different UK standards
Many students in Northern Ireland and Wales were given advance information about topics to expect in exams this summer, but English pupils were not given the same support.
All time
Northern Ireland cancels GCSE and A-level exams due to Covid-19
It comes amid stricter lockdown measures to stop a rise in transmission of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed by new cases.
Teacher assessments to replace GCSE and A-level exams in England this summer
England’s Education Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed the exams would be cancelled.
Grade inflation of 'more than 10%' expected in NI as students to receive highest predicted grades
Stormont Education minister Peter Weir abandoned plans to use centralised standardisation following an outcry from teachers, parents and pupils.
UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results
The Education Secretary said students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with their grades.
Trinity College wants to triple admissions from NI and here's how they'll do it
The university said the number of students coming from the North has dropped recently – partly due to the fact that only one in eight take four A-Levels.
Could Ireland end up scrapping the Leaving Cert?
Schools in England scrap the A-levels for the International Baccalaureate. Could we end up following?