There has been a rise in the proportion of top A-level grades awarded to pupils in Northern Ireland.
About 28,000 students received their A-level and AS-level results on Thursday morning.
Just over 30% of entries were awarded A* or A grades, a rise of half a per cent on 2018.
In a further change from last year, a higher number of entries from girls than boys achieved the top A* grade.
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