The Department of Education today published Statistical Bulletin 10/2017 Year 12 and Year 14 Examination Performance at Post-Primary Schools in Northern Ireland.
This statistical bulletin presents an analysis of examination performance of pupils in year 12 and year 14 at post-primary schools in Northern Ireland for the 2016/17 academic year. The bulletin includes information on examination performance by gender, sector, and free school meal entitlement.
Key findings are as follows:
- In 2016/17, 70.3% of year 12 pupils achieved 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C (or equivalent) including GCSE English and GCSE maths, an increase of 2.4 percentage points from 2015/16. 49.5% of free school meal entitled pupils achieved this indicator (47.0% in 2015/16).
- In 2016/17, there was a 2.9 percentage point increase in the proportion of year 12 pupils in non-grammar schools achieving 5 or more GCSEs at grades A*-C (or equivalent) including GCSE English and GCSE maths. Grammar schools experienced no change.
- 69.0% of pupils in the final year of an A-level (or equivalent) course achieved 3 or more A-levels at grades A*-C. This figure compares with 66.3% in 2015/16.
The full statistical bulletin can be found on the Department of Education website.
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