Universities could be ordered to curb the soaring use of unconditional offers following concerns the practice is damaging for students.
A Fife councillor has criticised a "decline" in subject choices in the region's secondary schools.
A student with a debilitating back condition achieved three A grades after taking her A-level exams standing up.
Boys have outperformed girls at the top A-level grade for the first time since it was introduced in Northern Ireland.
The proportion of A-level entries awarded top grades has soared to its highest level for six years, with more than one in four gaining an A or A*.
Callum Fitzgerald is hoping that his top grades will lead to a career as an investment banker.
The sister-in-law of a former Loyalist leader has achieved an A grade in A-level Irish.
More students took A-level Chinese than German this year, sparking concern that the European language is heading for extinction.
Here are the main figures in this year’s A-level results:
There was a triple celebration at Lagan College in south Belfast where triplets Nancy, Hannah and Jack Eaton received exactly the same results – two Bs and a C.