Belfast Telegraph

A-Level: Northern Ireland School League Table 2019

The Belfast Telegraph publishes its annual must-read guide for the performance of post-primary school in Northern Ireland.

The Belfast Telegraph obtained data from the Department of Education for A-Levels sat in the 2017/18 academic year and compiled the figures into an easy-to-read, searchable table, ordered top to bottom.

You can search for the latest school results in your area.

% = Data shows the percentage of pupils achieving three or more A-levels at grades A*-C (including equivalents)

FSM = % of pupils with Free School Meal Entitlement

G = Grammar school

NG = Non-grammar school

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RankSchool NameTown%FSMType2018 Rank
1St Louis GrammarBALLYMENA95.411.13G1
2St Dominic's High SchoolBELFAST94.527.27G3
3St Brigid's College, CarnhillLONDONDERRY92.368.81NG43=
4St Killian's CollegeBALLYMENA92.023.62NG76
5Dominican CollegeBELFAST91.722.08G10
6St Louis GrammarKILKEEL91.222.34G68
7St Mary's Grammar SchoolMAGHERAFELT91.17.34G13
8Friends' SchoolLISBURN89.24.68G12
9Cross and Passion CollegeBALLYCASTLE89.126.27NG43=
10Rathmore GrammarBELFAST89.09.45G5
11Aquinas Diocesan GrammarBELFAST88.47.12G15
12Banbridge AcademyBANBRIDGE88.16.61G16
13Our Lady and St Patrick's CollegeBELFAST88.04.98G6
14St Colman's CollegeNEWRY87.415.14G14
15=Wallace High SchoolLISBURN87.06.23G11
15=Cambridge House GrammarBALLYMENA87.012.85G91
17Rainey EndowedMAGHERAFELT86.812.75G18=
18Christian Brothers' GrammarOMAGH86.720.02G58
19Ulidia Integrated CollegeCARRICKFERGUS86.528.64NG43=
20Regent House GrammarNEWTOWNARDS86.311.71G18=
21St Joseph's Convent Grammar, DonaghmoreDUNGANNON86.124.49G36=
22Enniskillen Royal GrammarENNISKILLEN85.613.59G33=
23Larne GrammarLARNE85.515.61G23
24Assumption GrammarBALLYNAHINCH85.412.51G8=
25Sacred Heart GrammarNEWRY84.215.54G8=
26St Mary's CollegeLONDONDERRY84.154.40NG69
27DalriadaBALLYMONEY83.37.86G22
28Wellington CollegeBELFAST82.923.32G90
29St Malachy's CollegeBELFAST82.423.58G40
30St Patrick's AcademyDUNGANNON82.216.49G-
31Loreto GrammarOMAGH82.118.58G27=
32Omagh AcademyOMAGH81.913.93G50
33Belfast High SchoolNEWTOWNABBEY81.79.44G29
34Lumen Christi CollegeLONDONDERRY81.611.23G2
35Antrim GrammarANTRIM81.37.69G59
36Strathearn SchoolBELFAST81.05.14G37
37Our Lady's GrammarNEWRY80.913.60G70=
38Down High SchoolDOWNPATRICK79.38.29G47=
39Ballyclare High SchoolBALLYCLARE79.06.76G78
40Mount Lourdes GrammarENNISKILLEN78.715.47G35
41=Edmund Rice CollegeNEWTOWNABBEY78.152.11NG65
41=Portadown CollegeCRAIGAVON78.18.60G53
43Ballymena AcademyBALLYMENA77.57.22G21
44Abbey Christian Brothers GrammarNEWRY77.214.12G39
45=The Royal Belfast Academical InstitutionBELFAST77.18.50G66
45=New-Bridge Integrated CollegeBANBRIDGE77.125.20NG104
47St Catherine's CollegeARMAGH76.831.97NG30
48Methodist CollegeBELFAST76.77.09G25
49St Louise's Comprehensive CollegeBELFAST75.559.93NG24
50St Joseph's CollegeBELFAST75.048.94NG144=
51Carrickfergus GrammarCARRICKFERGUS74.512.50G32
52=Belfast Royal AcademyBELFAST74.415.67G56
52=Bangor GrammarBANGOR74.414.07G61
52=St Mary's Christian Brothers' GrammarBELFAST74.437.42G75
55St Patrick's GrammarDOWNPATRICK74.014.26G51
56St Mary'sLIMAVADY73.746.56NG112=
57The Royal SchoolARMAGH73.67.21G63
58Lurgan CollegeCRAIGAVON73.510.99G42
59St Ciaran's High SchoolDUNGANNON73.226.92NG99
60Dean Maguirc CollegeOMAGH73.136.71NG18=
61Ballycastle High SchoolBALLYCASTLE72.733.50NG93=
62Loreto CollegeCOLERAINE72.114.71G4
63Glenlola CollegiateBANGOR71.913.20G52
64Sullivan UpperHOLYWOOD71.85.20G57
65=Thornhill CollegeLONDONDERRY71.624.84G17
65=Victoria CollegeBELFAST71.610.14G26
67Cookstown High SchoolCOOKSTOWN71.424.04NG79=
68St Joseph's High School, CrossmaglenNEWRY71.147.97NG62
69=Grosvenor GrammarBELFAST70.310.46G47=
69=Slemish CollegeBALLYMENA70.325.31NG27=
69=Belfast Boys' ModelBELFAST70.358.98NG77
72St Patrick's CollegeMAGHERA70.118.63NG93
73Limavady GrammarLIMAVADY69.914.56G70=
74Castlederg High SchoolCASTLEDERG69.244.19NG111
75North Coast Integrated CollegeCOLERAINE69.052.69NG85=
76Fivemiletown CollegeFIVEMILETOWN68.628.05NG119
77Hazelwood CollegeNEWTOWNABBEY68.258.39NG41
78Kilkeel High SchoolNEWRY68.021.17NG101=
79Coleraine GrammarCOLERAINE67.912.59G31
80=Malone Integrated CollegeBELFAST67.769.28NG133
80=Glastry CollegeNEWTOWNARDS67.732.46NG120
82St Kevin's CollegeENNISKILLEN67.341.09NG-
83Dominican CollegePORTSTEWART67.218.28G100
84The Royal SchoolDUNGANNON67.19.56G49
85=Bloomfield CollegiateBELFAST66.717.71G33=
85=Erne Integrated CollegeENNISKILLEN66.740.92NG156
86St Michael's CollegeENNISKILLEN66.317.31G38
87Fort Hill CollegeLISBURN66.035.03NG108=
88St Colm's High School, DraperstownMAGHERAFELT65.921.59NG7
90=Lagan CollegeBELFAST65.426.68NG87=
90=Dromore High SchoolDROMORE65.417.44NG66=
92St Rose's Dominican CollegeBELFAST64.768.31NG158
93Foyle CollegeLONDONDERRY64.018.63G73
94Abbey Community CollegeNEWTOWNABBEY63.448.22NG85=
95Lismore ComprehensiveCRAIGAVON62.740.19NG132
96=St Joseph's CollegeENNISKILLEN62.541.84NG79=
96=St Patrick's CollegeBANBRIDGE62.535.14NG43=
98St Mark's High SchoolNEWRY61.537.55NG93=
99=Lisnagarvey High SchoolLISBURN61.137.59NG137
99=Shimna Integrated CollegeNEWCASTLE61.132.69NG101=
101Strangford Integrated CollegeCARROWDORE58.631.46NG87=
102=St Patrick's College, DungivenLONDONDERRY57.943.30NG93=
102=De La Salle High SchoolDOWNPATRICK57.938.92NG87=
104Hunterhouse CollegeBELFAST57.414.47G92
105Sperrin Integrated CollegeMAGHERAFELT56.827.12NG64
106Holy Cross CollegeSTRABANE56.539.04NG106
107Drumragh Integrated CollegeOMAGH56.135.95NG122
108St Mary's High SchoolNEWRY56.044.62NG108=
109=St Patrick's High SchoolKEADY54.432.46NG82
109=St Paul's High School, BessbrookNEWRY54.438.78NG84
109=Oakgrove Integrated CollegeLONDONDERRY54.452.28NG126=
112Ashfield Girls' High SchoolBELFAST54.244.86NG123
113Strabane AcademySTRABANE53.137.21G101=
114=Larne High SchoolLARNE52.940.65NG114
114=Sacred Heart CollegeOMAGH52.945.69NG125
116St Columb's CollegeLONDONDERRY52.229.72G81
117St Ronan's CollegeLURGAN51.827.03G121
118St Malachy's High SchoolCASTLEWELLAN51.538.54NG105
119Lisneal CollegeLONDONDERRY51.249.50NG130
120Laurelhill Community CollegeLISBURN50.932.19NG98
121Blessed Trinity CollegeBELFAST50.759.87NG-
122=Mercy CollegeBELFAST50.070.00NG150
122=Omagh High SchoolOMAGH50.029.93NG117
122=St Joseph's CollegeCOLERAINE50.041.53NG74
125Dunclug CollegeBALLYMENA49.137.02NG138
126=Ashfield Boys' High SchoolBELFAST48.244.05NG112=
126=St Mary's High SchoolDOWNPATRICK48.240.15NG131
128Campbell CollegeBELFAST48.12.49G126=
129Devenish CollegeENNISKILLEN47.132.23NG115
130Limavady High SchoolLIMAVADY46.740.22NG134
131Integrated CollegeDUNGANNON46.532.94NG154
132Bangor Academy and 6th Form CollegeBANGOR45.929.55NG141=
133Belfast Model School For GirlsBELFAST44.661.31NG136
134=Ballyclare SecondaryBALLYCLARE44.422.76NG147
134=St Patrick's GrammarARMAGH44.426.89G83
136St Cecilia's CollegeLONDONDERRY43.862.86NG93=
137St Patrick's CollegeBALLYMENA43.637.15NG110
138=Corpus Christi CollegeBELFAST40.072.53NG-
138=Banbridge High SchoolBANBRIDGE40.031.88NG153
140St Patrick's CollegeDUNGANNON38.232.37NG54
141St Colman's High SchoolBALLYNAHINCH37.533.19NG139=
142St Pius X CollegeMAGHERAFELT36.825.43NG124
143Priory CollegeHOLYWOOD34.840.07NG55
144De La Salle CollegeBELFAST33.953.03NG152
145St Genevieve's High SchoolBELFAST33.754.70NG139=
146St Fanchea's CollegeENNISKILLEN33.339.31NG155
147Holy Trinity CollegeCOOKSTOWN31.943.78NG118
148Colaiste FeirsteBELFAST31.362.98NG135
149Breda AcademyBELFAST30.348.81NG141=
150St Joseph's Boys'LONDONDERRY30.065.56NG151
151Cullybackey CollegeBALLYMENA29.434.51NG148
152=Christian Brothers SchoolBELFAST27.362.67NG107
152=Magherafelt High SchoolMAGHERAFELT27.332.84NG116
154St Columbanus' CollegeBANGOR23.435.16NG143
155Glengormley High SchoolNEWTOWNABBEY21.636.97NG146
156Newry High SchoolNEWRY20.833.49NG157
157St Colm's High SchoolBELFAST19.171.50NG-
158St Patrick's AcademyLISBURN4.035.87NG149
159Coleraine CollegeCOLERAINE0.046.09NG128=

Source: Summary of Annual Examination Results (SAER).

* Denotes fewer than 5 pupils. n/a - not applicable, no pupils in the final year of a level 3 course.

a The information contained in this table does not provide a valid basis for comparing performance between schools, since it takes no account of intakes of the schools or of any other factors that may affect pupil performance.

b No single measurement can constitute a fair or accurate evaluation of a school, but should be considered in the context of other information about a school and its pupils; these data should be interpreted in that light. The information contained in this table does not provide a valid basis for comparing performance between schools, since it takes no account of intakes of the schools or of any other factors that may affect pupil performance.

% = % of pupils in the final year of a level 3 course achieving 3+ A-levels grades A*-C (including equivalents)

FSM = % of pupils with Free School Meal Entitlement.

G = Grammar school.

NG = Non-grammar school.