Councillor Paul Kelly, lead member for education, children’s services, lifelong skills and governance, said: “I would like to congratulate all of our GCSE students who are picking up their results today, on behalf of everyone at the council.
“Their commitment to learning and working hard to do their very best has resulted in some wonderful academic achievements.
“We wish all of our students the very best for the next stage of their lives, whatever path they have chosen to take.
“Our young people are very lucky to receive the support of extremely committed and hard-working support services and school staff to educate and encourage them during their studies.
“This encouragement instils confidence in our students and helps them move forward to their futures, having enjoyed learning.
“The council will continue to work in partnership with all our schools, providing them with the support they need to gain the best possible outcomes for our young people.”