Trevor Lunn said: “These results are yet more good news for students in Northern Ireland. These high grades are testament to the high standard of teaching in Northern Ireland.
“Following the situation where some A-Level students received the wrong marks I am glad that GCSE multiple choice papers have been re-checked. It is unacceptable to make mistakes of this nature and I welcome CCEA’s internal investigation into this.
“I would again encourage anyone who needs assistance in making choices about their next step to use the services available and talk to their school or use the Department for Employment and Learning’s Careers Service.”