Local students congratulated on A-Level results

Emma Whoriskey (left), Rebecca McAllister and Erin Coyle celebrate their A Level results at St Mary's College, Derry in 2015. DERR3215GS039
Emma Whoriskey (left), Rebecca McAllister and Erin Coyle celebrate their A Level results at St Mary's College, Derry in 2015. DERR3215GS039

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has congratulated all those who received A-Level and AS-Level exam results on Thursday.

Colr. Logue, who is the Sinn Féin education spokesperson, made a point of speaking directly to students who did not get the grades they had been expecting.

“I want to congratulate everyone who received A-Level and AS-level results today on their efforts and successes. And also all of the students who received Leaving Cert results in recent days.

“I would also like to reassure those who may have been disappointed by their results that support and guidance is available as they look at their options and plan their next move.”

Colr. Logue added: “There are many options and paths open to students such as vocational training, further education, and apprenticeships.

“Sitting exams and receiving results can be a daunting experience at any stage but for students and young people today there are added complications.

“The uncertainty caused by the recent EU referendum has the potential to limit the opportunities for today’s students in terms of European studies projects such as Erasmus.

“The people of the North voted to remain in the EU with its opportunities for students and young people and that should be respected.”