Congrats for Derry GCSE students

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Derry’s GCSE students have been congratulated on their success.

The city’s MP Mark Durkan said he wished all the city’s students, who received their results this morning, “every success in their future endeavours.”

He said:“I congratulate every one of them on their individual achievements – each of whom has made an important step in their lifelong learning journey.

“It is heartening to see GCSE students here continuing to perform extremely well – an achievement which is contributed to by a variety of schools of different types in Derry – secondary, grammar and our regional college of further education.

“Results day is not an easy time for any student and some may find that their grades unfortunately do not match their expectations. It is important to remember there are various pathways and options available and that they contact their careers advisors to explore the many possibilities still open to them.”

Sinn Fein councillor Patricia Logue, the party’s local education spokesperson, also extended congratulations to the city’s students.

“Congratulations to all the young students across the city getting their results today .

“I believe they are the result of the hard work and dedication of our students. They are also a credit to the professionalism and commitment of teachers and parents”

She continued: “If you did not achieve the grades you wanted, there are many avenues open to you and I would urge you to explore these”

“I sincerely wish you all every success for the future, whether you decide to go on to study A Levels, take up a new course, go into training or employment and hope that you are leaving school with many years of happy memories with the skills, talents and enthusiasm needed to pursue a career of your choice.”