A-level results: Northern Ireland students perform strongly
14 August 2014 Last updated at 13:58 BST
Northern Ireland students outperformed their counterparts in England and Wales in A-level A* and A grades, but were not so strong in A* results alone.
In the full A-level, 29.9% of students scored A or A*, whereas across the nations 26% got these grades.
BBC News NI Education Correspondent Maggie Taggart reports.