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A-Level: Northern Ireland School League Table 2018

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

The league table for A-levels sat during the 2016/17 academic year reveals the percentage of pass grades (A*-C) achieved by students at schools in Northern Ireland.

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The Belfast Telegraph’s league tables include data on every secondary school in Northern Ireland.

Rank School Name Town % FSM Type 2017 Rank
1 St Louis Grammar School BALLYMENA 96.5 11.2 G 2
2 Lumen Christi College LONDONDERRY 95.4 12.9 G 18
3 St Dominic's Grammar School for Girls BELFAST 92.4 28.6 G 1
4 Loreto College COLERAINE 92.3 12.8 NSG 17
5 Rathmore Grammar School BELFAST 91.5 8.6 G 4
6 Our Lady and St Patrick's College BELFAST 89.3 4.1 G 11=
7 St Colm's High School DRAPERSTOWN 88 20.9 NG 3
8= Assumption Grammar School BALLYNAHINCH 87.6 13.1 G 11=
8= Sacred Heart Grammar School NEWRY 87.6 15.3 G 5
10 Dominican College BELFAST 87.5 19 G 7
11 Wallace High School LISBURN 87.1 6.3 G 15
12 Friends' School LISBURN 86.6 4.3 G 31
13 St Mary’s Grammar School MAGHERAFELT 86.4 8 G 8
14 St Colman's College NEWRY 86 15.5 G 38=
15 Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School BELFAST 85.3 7.5 G 6
16 Banbridge Academy BANBRIDGE 85.2 6.3 G 30
17 Thornhill College LONDONDERRY 84.3 26.7 G 22
18= Dean Maguirc College OMAGH 84.1 39.7 NG 79
18= Regent House Grammar School NEWTOWNARDS 84.1 11.2 G 41
18= Rainey Endowed School MAGHERAFELT 84.1 12.6 G 9=
21 Ballymena Academy BALLYMENA 83.7 5.9 G 29
22 Dalriada School BALLYMONEY 83.6 9.1 G 34
23 Larne Grammar LARNE 83.3 15 G 19
24 St Louise's Comprehensive College BELFAST 83.1 59.6 NG 90
25 Methodist College BELFAST 82.9 6.8 G 62=
26 Victoria College BELFAST 81.9 10.8 G 13
27= Loreto Grammar School OMAGH 81.8 19 G 25
27= Slemish College BALLYMENA 81.8 24.8 NG 44
29 Belfast High School BELFAST 81.6 8.7 G 9=
30 St Catherine's College ARMAGH 81.4 31.8 NG 76
31 Coleraine Grammar COLERAINE 81 12.7 G 70=
32 Carrickfergus Grammar School CARRICKFERGUS 80.8 11.9 G 74
33= Bloomfield Collegiate BELFAST 80 16.7 G 80
33= Enniskillen Royal Grammar School ENNISKILLEN 80 14.2 G
35 Mount Lourdes Grammar School ENNISKILLEN 79.7 14.9 G 45=
36 St Joseph's Convent Grammar School DONAGHMORE 79.4 27.5 NG 51=
37 Strathearn School BELFAST 79.2 5.4 G 14
38 St Michael's College ENNISKILLEN 78.7 17.4 G 36=
39 Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School NEWRY 78.2 16.9 G 62=
40 St Malachy's College BELFAST 78.1 21.2 G 20
41 Hazelwood College NEWTOWNABBEY 77.6 58.2 NG 140
42 Lurgan College LURGAN 77.5 9.1 G 53=
43= St Brigid's College, Carnhill LONDONDERRY 76.9 70.2 NG 144
43= St Patrick's College BANBRIDGE 76.9 35.4 NG 48
43= Ulidia Integrated College CARRICKFERGUS 76.9 26.6 NG 40
43= Cross and Passion College BALLYCASTLE 75.9 25.3 NG 42
47= Down High School DOWNPATRICK 75.6 7.6 G 43
47= Grosvenor Grammar School BELFAST 75.6 9.5 G 55=
49 The Royal School DUNGANNON 75.3 9.5 G 26=
50 Omagh Academy OMAGH 75 14.6 G 47
51 St Patrick's Grammar School DOWNPATRICK 75 13.9 G 28
52 Glenlola Collegiate BANGOR 74.8 14.2 G 50
53 Portadown College PORTADOWN 74.3 9.4 G 66
54 St Patrick’s Academy DUNGANNON 73.9 17 NG 88
55 Priory College HOLYWOOD 73.8 39 NG 89
56 Belfast Royal Academy BELFAST 73.2 15.6 G 55=
57 Sullivan Upper School HOLYWOOD 73.1 5.7 G 45=
58 Christian Brothers School OMAGH 73 21.7 G 72
59 Antrim Grammar School ANTRIM 72.8 7.4 G 35
60 St Mary's College PORTGLENONE 72.7 27.8 NG 83
61 Bangor Grammar School BANGOR 72.4 13.4 G 32
62 St Joseph’s High School CROSSMAGLEN 72.3 49.9 NG 155
63 The Royal School ARMAGH 71.9 7 G 26=
64 Sperrin Integrated College MAGHERAFELT 71.9 25.9 NG 103=
65 Edmund Rice College GLENGORMLEY 71.7 51 NG 85
66= Dromore High School DROMORE 70.9 16.2 NG 95=
66= The Royal Belfast Academical Institution BELFAST 70.9 7.6 G 60
68 St Louis Grammar School KILKEEL 70.8 23.2 G 24
69 St Mary's College LONDONDERRY 70.6 57.5 NG 125
70= Limavady Grammar School LIMAVADY 70.4 17.9 G 57=
70= Our Lady's Grammar School NEWRY 70.4 14.5 G 38=
73 Foyle College LONDONDERRY 68.5 18.8 G 21
74 St Joseph's College COLERAINE 68.4 41.8 NG 67
75 St Mary's Christian Brothers' Grammar BELFAST 67.7 38.5 G 57=
76 St Killian's College BALLYMENA 67.5 21.4 NG 75
77 Belfast Boys' Model School BELFAST 67.2 58 NG 113=
78 Ballyclare High School BALLYCLARE 66.9 5.7 G 59
79= St Joseph's College ENNISKILLEN 66.7 42 NG 111
79= Cookstown High School COOKSTOWN 66.7 23.9 NG 98
81 St Columb's College LONDONDERRY 66.5 28.5 G 61
82 St Patrick's High School KEADY 66 34.9 NG 69
83 St Patrick's Grammar School ARMAGH 65.2 26.2 NSG 73
84 St Paul's High School BESSBROOK 64.6 41.1 NG 77
85= Abbey Community College BELFAST 62.5 50 NG 36=
85= North Coast Integrated College COLERAINE 62.5 53.7 NG 143
87= De La Salle High School DOWNPATRICK 61.9 38.5 NG 154
87= Lagan College BELFAST 61.9 26.6 NG 68
87= Strangford Integrated College STRANGFORD 61.9 33.9 NG 135
90 Wellington College BELFAST 61.4 22.7 G 49
91 Cambridge House Grammar School BALLYMENA 61.1 14 G 107=
92 Hunterhouse College BELFAST 60.3 14.2 G 62=
93= Ballycastle High School BALLYCASTLE 60 30.9 NG 115
93= St Mark's High School WARRENPOINT 60 38.3 NG 91
93= St Patrick's College DUNGIVEN 60 48.5 NG 53=
93= St Patrick's College MAGHERA 60 19.8 NG 84
93= St Cecilia's College LONDONDERRY 60 60.5 NG 156
98 Laurelhill Community College LISBURN 57.9 28.9 NG 116=
99 St Ciaran's High School DUNGANNON 57.7 27.6 NG 70=
100 Dominican College PORTSTEWART 57.4 18.2 G 33
101= Kilkeel High School KILKEEL 57.1 25.3 NG 122=
101= Shimna Integrated College NEWCASTLE 57.1 31.8 NG 147
101= Strabane Academy STRABANE 57.1 38.1 G 93
104 New-Bridge Integrated College BANBRIDGE 56.9 27.1 NG 120
105 St Malachy's High School CASTLEWELLAN 56.5 39.5 NG 142
106 Holy Cross College STRABANE 56.3 42.6 NG 65
107 Christian Brothers School BELFAST 56.1 65.2 NG 128=
108= Fort Hill College LISBURN 55.8 33.7 NG 150
108= St Mary's High School NEWRY 55.8 46.6 NG 92
110 St Patrick’s College BALLYMENA 55.6 41.7 NG 109
111 Castlederg High School CASTLEDERG 54.9 43.6 NG 107=
112= Ashfield Boys' High School BELFAST 54.4 45.6 NG 126
112= St Mary's High School LIMAVADY 54.4 47.3 NG 132=
114 Larne High School LARNE 54.2 41.3 NG 113=
115 Devenish College ENNISKILLEN 53.5 31.1 NG 118
116 Magherafelt High School MAGHERAFELT 52.8 32.4 NG 103=
117 Omagh High School OMAGH 52.6 31.3 NG 86
118 Holy Trinity College COOKSTOWN 52.5 47.2 NG 105
119 Fivemiletown College FIVEMILETOWN 52.4 26.3 NG 94
120 Glastry College BALLYHALBERT 51.6 34.4 NG 121
121 St Ronan’s College LURGAN 51.1 26.3 NG 119
122 Drumragh Integrated College OMAGH 50 41.4 NG 102
123 Ashfield Girls' High School BELFAST 49 43.2 NG 122=
124 St Pius X College MAGHERAFELT 48.3 24 NG 110
125 Sacred Heart College OMAGH 47.8 48.8 NG 87
126= Campbell College BELFAST 46.7 1.7 G 99
126= Oakgrove Integrated College LONDONDERRY 46.7 54 NG 146
128= Coleraine College COLERAINE 46.2 50.8 NG 138
128= Downshire School CARRICKFERGUS 46.2 34.1 NG 139
130 Lisneal College LONDONDERRY 46 49.6 NG 97
131 St Mary's High School, Downpatrick DOWNPATRICK 45.2 42.5 NG 151=
132 Lismore Comprehensive School CRAIGAVON 44.7 42.1 NG 153
133 Malone Integrated College BELFAST 43.9 67.1 NG 137
134 Limavady High School LIMAVADY 43.2 41.9 NG 134
135 Colaiste Feirste BELFAST 43.1 64.7 NG 116=
136 Belfast Model School For Girls BELFAST 42.5 60 NG 148
137 Lisnagarvey High School LISNAGARVEY 42.3 40 NG 101
138 Dunclug College BALLYMENA 41.8 38.1 NG 52
139= St Colman's High School BALLYNAHINCH 40.7 34.3 NG 136
139= St Genevieve's High School BELFAST 40.7 55.8 NG 158
141= Bangor Academy and 6th Form College BANGOR 40.4 30.3 NG 112
141= Breda Academy BELFAST 40.4 49.6 NG 141
143 St Columbanus' College BANGOR 40 30.2 NG 100
144= St Joseph's College BELFAST 39.5 51.3 NG 164
144= St Patrick's College DUNGANNON 39.5 40 NG 23
146 Glengormley High School GLENGORMLEY 37.8 38.5 NG 157
147 Ballyclare Secondary School BALLYCLARE 37.5 23.5 NG 128=
148 Cullybackey High School CULLYBACKEY 35.9 33.3 NG 127
149 St Patrick's Academy LISBURN 35 32.5 NG 122=
150 Mercy College BELFAST 34.5 71.5 NG 163
151 St Joseph's Secondary School LONDONDERRY 33.3 67.5 NG 95=
152 De La Salle BELFAST 32.9 53.3 NG 145
153 Banbridge High School BANBRIDGE 30.6 30.1 NG 130
154 Integrated College Dungannon DUNGANNON 30.3 36.9 NG 151=
155 St Fanchea's College ENNISKILLEN 26.3 37.8 NG 81=
156 Erne Integrated College ENNISKILLEN 26.1 35 NG 159
157 Newry High School NEWRY 24.1 38.1 NG 132=
158 St Rose’s Dominican College BELFAST 20.6 71.3 NG 160
159 Carrickfergus College CARRICKFERGUS 15.2 33.9 NG 131
Corpus Christi College BELFAST * 73.3 NG 162
City Armagh High School ARMAGH * 42.7 NG 165
St Colm's High School BELFAST * 70.4 NG 163
St John's College OMAGH * 41.6 NG
Drumglass High School DUNGANNON ** 33.8 NG
St Mary's College IRVINESTOWN ** 50.4 NG
St Mary's High School BROLLAGH ** 48.8 NG
Markethill High School MARKETHILL ** 21.5 NG
Newtownhamilton High School NEWTOWNHAMILTON ** 25.7 NG
Rathfriland High School RATHFRILAND ** 21.6 NG
St Patricks & St Brigids High School CLAUDY ** 44.7 NG
Our Lady of Lourdes High School BALLYMONEY ** 42.8 NG
Crumlin Integrated College CRUMLIN ** 48 NG
St Colmcille's High School CROSSGAR ** 35 NG
Saintfield High School SAINTFIELD ** 21.9 NG
St Aidan's High School ENNISKILLEN ** 32.7 NG
Blackwater Integrated College DOWNPATRICK ** 42.5 NG
St Columban's College KILKEEL ** 47.3 NG
Dundonald High School DUNDONALD ** 57.6 NG
Movilla High School NEWTOWNARDS ** 56 NG
Aughnacloy College AUGHNACLOY ** 28.8 NG
St Paul's College COLERAINE ** 28.8 NG
St Columba's College PORTAFERRY ** 31.4 NG
St Joseph's College COALISLAND ** 55.7 NG
Craigavon Senior High School CRAIGAVON ** 35.4 NG
St Joseph's Boys' High School NEWRY ** 48.6 NG
Ballymoney High School BALLYMONEY ** 40.3 NG
Nendrum College COMBER ** 39.2 NG
Brownlow Integrated College CRAIGAVON ** 53.3 NG
St Benedict's College RANDALSTOWN ** 40.7 NG
Dunluce High School BUSHMILLS ** 51.3 NG
The High School BALLYNAHINCH ** 28.1 NG
Parkhall Integrated College ANTRIM ** 41.6 NG

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.

** Did not have a sixth form in the 2016/17 academic year.

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 con- tained 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.

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