Belfast Telegraph

GCSE: Northern Ireland School League Table 2019

The Belfast Telegraph publishes its annual must-read guide on the GCSE performance of every post-primary school that undertakes the examinations in Northern Ireland.

The Belfast Telegraph obtained data from the Department of Education to reveal how every secondary school in Northern Ireland performed in the annual GCSE examinations sat in 2017/18 academic year, ranked from top to bottom.

Our percentage scores refer to the percentage of students at each school who achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A* to C, including the core subjects English and Maths.

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% = Data shows the percentage of year 12 pupils achieving 5+ GCSEs grades A*-C (including equivalents), including GCSE English and GCSE maths

FSM = % of pupils with Free School Meal Entitlement

G = Grammar school

NG = Non-grammar school

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RankSchool NameTown%FSMType2018
1=Loreto GrammarOMAGH100.018.58G12
1=Lumen Christi CollegeLONDONDERRY100.011.23G35
1=DalriadaBALLYMONEY100.07.86G24=
1=Rainey EndowedMAGHERAFELT100.012.75G15=
1=Friends'LISBURN100.04.68G9=
6=Our Lady and St Patrick's CollegeBELFAST99.44.98G1=
6=Wallace High SchoolLISBURN99.46.23G18
6=St Dominic's High SchoolBELFAST99.427.27G9=
9=St Louis Grammar SchoolBALLYMENA99.311.13G1=
9=Dominican CollegeBELFAST99.322.08G9=
11Assumption GrammarBALLYNAHINCH99.212.51G1=
12=Aquinas Diocesan GrammarBELFAST99.17.12G1=
12=Larne GrammarLARNE99.115.61G34
12=StrathearnBELFAST99.15.14G29=
15St Joseph's Convent Grammar, DonaghmoreDUNGANNON99.024.49G50
16Rathmore GrammarBELFAST98.99.45G20
17=St Mary's GrammarMAGHERAFELT98.77.34G1=
17=Sullivan UpperHOLYWOOD98.75.20G7=
19=Dominican CollegePORTSTEWART98.618.28G48
19=Bangor GrammarBANGOR98.614.07G51
21Thornhill CollegeLONDONDERRY98.524.84G28
22=Sacred Heart GrammarNEWRY98.315.54G19
22=Ballymena AcademyBALLYMENA98.37.22G23
24St Malachy's CollegeBELFAST98.223.58G7=
25=Methodist CollegeBELFAST98.07.09G24=
25=Belfast Royal AcademyBELFAST98.015.67G15=
27Mount Lourdes GrammarENNISKILLEN97.915.47G15=
28Ballyclare High SchoolBALLYCLARE97.86.76G29=
29=Carrickfergus GrammarCARRICKFERGUS97.612.50G37
29=Regent House GrammarNEWTOWNARDS97.611.71G24=
31Wellington CollegeBELFAST97.523.32G40
32=Banbridge AcademyBANBRIDGE97.46.61G31=
32=Grosvenor GrammarBELFAST97.410.46G42
34=The Royal SchoolARMAGH97.17.21G43
34=The Royal Belfast Academical InstitutionBELFAST97.18.50G36
36Glenlola CollegiateBANGOR96.813.20G53
37Christian Brothers' GrammarOMAGH95.620.02G44=
38Abbey Christian Brothers GrammarNEWRY95.514.12G41
39=Antrim GrammarANTRIM95.47.69G13=
39=St Patrick's AcademyDUNGANNON95.416.49G44=
41=Our Lady's GrammarNEWRY95.213.60G31=
41=Victoria CollegeBELFAST95.210.14G24=
43Portadown CollegeCRAIGAVON95.18.60G57
44=Foyle CollegeLONDONDERRY94.918.63G44=
44=Omagh AcademyOMAGH94.913.93G22
46Enniskillen Royal GrammarENNISKILLEN94.613.59G38
47=Down High SchoolDOWNPATRICK94.48.29G1=
47=St Colman's CollegeNEWRY94.415.14G67
49Cambridge House GrammarBALLYMENA94.312.85G49
50Hunterhouse CollegeBELFAST94.014.47G21
51Limavady GrammarLIMAVADY92.414.56G52
52Belfast High SchoolBELFAST91.89.44G47
53Lurgan CollegeCRAIGAVON91.210.99G33
54The Royal SchoolDUNGANNON90.49.56G55=
55St Patrick's GrammarDOWNPATRICK89.814.26G60
56St Columb's CollegeLONDONDERRY89.629.72G62
57St Louis GrammarKILKEEL86.922.34G63
58Bloomfield CollegiateBELFAST86.717.71G39
59Coleraine GrammarCOLERAINE86.212.59G58
60Castlederg High SchoolCASTLEDERG85.444.19NG64=
61St Kevin's CollegeENNISKILLEN84.941.09NG-
62=St Catherine's CollegeARMAGH84.431.97NG70=
62=St Michael's CollegeENNISKILLEN84.417.31G54
64Loreto CollegeCOLERAINE84.014.71G13=
65Campbell CollegeBELFAST80.12.49G66
66St Patrick's CollegeMAGHERA79.718.63NG61
67Aughnacloy CollegeAUGHNACLOY79.328.31NG70=
68St Mary's Christian Brothers' GrammarBELFAST78.937.42G68
69Our Lady of Lourdes High SchoolBALLYMONEY75.041.44NG117
70St Paul's High School, BessbrookNEWRY74.238.78NG105
71Cross and Passion CollegeBALLYCASTLE73.226.27NG75
72St Mary's CollegeLONDONDERRY73.054.40NG102
73St Patrick's GrammarARMAGH72.826.89G69
74St Joseph's High School, CrossmaglenNEWRY72.047.97NG81
75=St Mary's High School, BrollaghENNISKILLEN71.447.06NG64=
75=St Aidan's High SchoolENNISKILLEN71.425.00NG106=
77Rathfriland High SchoolNEWRY70.525.48NG93
78Newtownhamilton High SchoolNEWRY69.222.46NG73=
79St Pius X CollegeMAGHERAFELT68.625.43NG85
80Markethill High SchoolARMAGH67.822.14NG78
81Fivemiletown CollegeFIVEMILETOWN67.228.05NG91
82St Killian's CollegeBALLYMENA67.023.62NG79
83St Patrick's High SchoolKEADY65.232.46NG55=
84St Colman's High SchoolBALLYNAHINCH65.133.19NG180
85St Ronan's CollegeLURGAN65.027.03G94
86=St Columbanus' CollegeBANGOR64.935.16NG114=
86=Magherafelt High SchoolMAGHERAFELT64.932.84NG128
88St Ciaran's High SchoolDUNGANNON64.826.92NG97
89Lagan CollegeBELFAST64.526.68NG108
90=Shimna Integrated CollegeNEWCASTLE64.232.69NG138
90=St Mary's High SchoolDOWNPATRICK64.240.15NG89
92Sperrin Integrated CollegeMAGHERAFELT62.827.12NG100
93New-Bridge Integrated CollegeBANBRIDGE62.625.20NG106=
94=St Fanchea's CollegeENNISKILLEN62.539.31NG84
94=St Mary's College, IrvinestownENNISKILLEN62.546.67NG152
94=St Patrick's CollegeBANBRIDGE62.535.14NG92
97St Colm's High School, DraperstownMAGHERAFELT62.021.59NG59
98Kilkeel High SchoolNEWRY61.921.17NG99
99Cookstown High SchoolCOOKSTOWN61.524.04NG95=
100=St Cecilia's CollegeLONDONDERRY61.062.86NG80
100=Holy Trinity CollegeCOOKSTOWN61.043.78NG113
102St Patrick's College, DungivenLONDONDERRY60.043.30NG163
103St Patrick's & St Brigid's CollegeLONDONDERRY59.844.03NG77
104Omagh High SchoolOMAGH59.329.93NG132
105Ulidia Integrated CollegeCARRICKFERGUS59.228.64NG82
106St Mary's High SchoolNEWRY58.544.62NG103
107Lisnagarvey High SchoolLISBURN58.137.59NG123=
108Dromore High SchoolDROMORE57.817.44NG95=
109=St Genevieve's High SchoolBELFAST57.654.70NG111
109=Devenish CollegeENNISKILLEN57.632.23NG116
111Holy Cross CollegeSTRABANE57.139.04NG88
112=St Louise's Comprehensive CollegeBELFAST57.059.93NG118
112=Lisneal CollegeLONDONDERRY57.049.50NG87
114St Patrick's CollegeDUNGANNON56.732.37NG148
115Drumragh Integrated CollegeOMAGH56.535.95NG90
116Saintfield High SchoolSAINTFIELD55.919.41NG144=
117Drumglass High SchoolDUNGANNON54.730.22NG126
118Dunclug CollegeBALLYMENA54.437.02NG130
119Ballycastle High SchoolBALLYCASTLE54.133.50NG127
120St Mary's LimavadyLIMAVADY53.346.56NG123=
121St Columba's CollegeNEWTOWNARDS53.134.83NG72
122=St Joseph's CollegeENNISKILLEN52.641.84NG156=
122=Slemish CollegeBALLYMENA52.625.31NG83
124St Joseph's CollegeBELFAST52.548.94NG104
125=Dean Maguirc CollegeOMAGH52.036.71NG98
125=St Colmcille's High SchoolCROSSGAR52.034.47NG86
127St Joseph's Boys' High SchoolNEWRY51.950.29NG101
128Strabane AcademySTRABANE51.837.21G73=
129St Mark's High SchoolNEWRY51.337.55NG119=
130St Malachy's High SchoolCASTLEWELLAN51.238.54NG147
131=St Brigid's College, CarnhillLONDONDERRY50.068.81NG140
131=St Joseph's CollegeCOLERAINE50.041.53NG171=
131=Glastry CollegeNEWTOWNARDS50.032.46NG141=
131=Priory CollegeHOLYWOOD50.040.07NG139
131=Newry High SchoolNEWRY50.033.49NG176=
136Banbridge High SchoolBANBRIDGE49.431.88NG121
137Erne Integrated CollegeENNISKILLEN49.240.92NG181=
138Integrated College DungannonDUNGANNON47.632.94NG151
139=Nendrum CollegeNEWTOWNARDS47.238.50NG161
139=St Patrick's AcademyLISBURN47.235.87NG144=
141Hazelwood CollegeNEWTOWNABBEY47.158.39NG122
142Ashfield Boys' High SchoolBELFAST46.944.05NG135
143The High School BallynahinchBALLYNAHINCH46.731.55NG110
144Ballyclare Secondary SchoolBALLYCLARE46.322.76NG133
145=Belfast Boys' ModelBELFAST46.258.98NG129
145=St Benedict's CollegeRANDALSTOWN46.237.89NG141=
145=De La Salle High SchoolDOWNPATRICK46.238.92NG146
148Colaiste FeirsteBELFAST45.762.98NG109
149=Laurelhill Community CollegeLISBURN44.832.19NG119=
149=Edmund Rice CollegeNEWTOWNABBEY44.852.11NG171=
151Sacred Heart CollegeOMAGH44.745.69NG165=
152St Joseph's College, CoalislandDUNGANNON44.451.66NG131
153Strangford Integrated CollegeCARROWDORE44.031.46NG176=
154Blessed Trinity CollegeBELFAST43.859.87NG-
155Ashfield Girls' High SchoolBELFAST43.744.86NG137
156Bangor Academy and 6th Form CollegeBANGOR43.029.55NG167
157Limavady High SchoolLIMAVADY42.740.22NG178
158Belfast Model School For GirlsBELFAST42.361.31NG170
159St Colm's High SchoolBELFAST40.971.50NG181=
160Glengormley High SchoolNEWTOWNABBEY40.736.97NG183=
161Lismore ComprehensiveCRAIGAVON40.540.19NG156=
162De La Salle CollegeBELFAST39.353.03NG155
163St John's Business and Enterprise CollegeOMAGH39.139.66NG-
164Crumlin Integrated CollegeCRUMLIN38.938.89NG191
165North Coast Integrated CollegeCOLERAINE38.852.69NG188
166St Joseph's Boys'LONDONDERRY38.565.56NG169
167Breda AcademyBELFAST37.948.81NG153
168Ballymoney High SchoolBALLYMONEY37.538.41NG164
169St Patrick's CollegeBALLYMENA37.337.15NG134
170Fort Hill CollegeLISBURN37.235.03NG125
171Mercy CollegeBELFAST36.970.00NG150
172Dunluce High SchoolBUSHMILLS36.052.26NG186=
173Larne High SchoolLARNE35.940.65NG173
174Parkhall Integrated CollegeANTRIM35.240.70NG175
175Oakgrove Integrated CollegeLONDONDERRY34.252.28NG158
176Movilla High SchoolNEWTOWNARDS32.450.56NG183=
177City Armagh High SchoolARMAGH32.035.88NG159
178Cullybackey CollegeBALLYMENA31.734.51NG149
179Dundonald High SchoolBELFAST30.059.70NG189
180Craigavon Senior High SchoolCRAIGAVON27.034.54NG185
181Corpus Christi CollegeBELFAST25.972.53NG174
182Coleraine CollegeCOLERAINE24.046.09NG168
183Abbey Community CollegeNEWTOWNABBEY23.248.22NG154
184Malone Integrated CollegeBELFAST22.969.28NG165=
185St Rose's Dominican CollegeBELFAST20.068.31NG190
186Blackwater Integrated CollegeDOWNPATRICK19.442.92NG114=
187Brownlow Integrated CollegeCRAIGAVON17.051.23NG141=
188Christian BrothersBELFAST14.762.67NG186=

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 year 12 pupils achieving 5+ GCSEs grades A*-C (including equivalents) including GCSE English and GCSE mathsb.

FSM = % of pupils with Free School Meal Entitlement.

G = Grammar school. NG = Non-grammar school.