Students relive results ‘rollercoaster’

It has been a strange couple of years for the 25,000 or so A-level students across Northern Ireland who are finding out their results.

The vast majority of them will not have taken formal summer exams, as their GCSE and AS-level exams were cancelled due to the pandemic.

For Molly Hannaway, that made the process “incredibly daunting”.

But having obtained four A*s, the Londonderry student is now off to Glasgow to study medicine.

“I am so relieved, I am just so over the moon,” the former Foyle College pupil said.

“Glasgow was my first choice so I am just delighted that I can now start to get everything ready for that.”

Molly said she had little experience of sitting any formal school examinations throughout secondary school before her A-levels, due to Covid-19.

“It was a rollercoaster for everyone, especially because a lot of us were doing subjects that we have never properly been examined on,” she added.

“Also, because we did so much of our learning at home, it meant that we were…

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