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GCSE: Northern Ireland School League Table 2018

The Belfast Telegraph can reveal in our exclusive school league table how every secondary school in Northern Ireland performed in the annual GCSE examinations sat in 2016/17 academic year.

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

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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= Aquinas Diocesan Grammar School BELFAST 100 7.5 G 18=
1= Assumption Grammar School BALLYNAHINCH 100 13.1 G 1=
1= Down High School DOWNPATRICK 100 7.6 G 16
1= Our Lady and St Patrick’s College BELFAST 100 4.1 G 1=
1= St Louis Grammar School BALLYMENA 100 11.2 G 1=
1= St Mary’s Grammar School MAGHERAFELT 100 8 G 10=
7= St Malachy’s College BELFAST 99.4 21.2 G 25=
7= Sullivan Upper School HOLYWOOD 99.4 5.7 G 24
9= Dominican College BELFAST 99.3 19 G 10=
9= Friends’ School LISBURN 99.3 4.3 G 10=
9= St Dominic’s High School BELFAST 99.3 28.6 G 1=
12 Loreto Grammar School OMAGH 99.2 19 G 22
13= Antrim Grammar School ANTRIM 99.1 7.4 G 1=
13= Loreto College COLERAINE 99.1 12.8 NSG 1=
15= Belfast Royal Academy BELFAST 99 15.6 G 27
15= Mount Lourdes Grammar School ENNISKILLEN 99 14.9 G 20
15= Rainey Endowed School MAGHERAFELT 99 12.6 G 1=
18 Wallace High School LISBURN 98.9 6.3 G 43=
19 Sacred Heart Grammar School NEWRY 98.4 15.3 G 33
20 Rathmore Grammar School BELFAST 98.3 8.6 G 1=
21 Hunterhouse College BELFAST 98.1 14.2 G 58
22 Omagh Academy OMAGH 98 14.6 G 15
23 Ballymena Academy BALLYMENA 97.7 5.9 G 28
24= Regent House Grammar School NEWTOWNARDS 97.6 11.2 G 18=
24= Dalriada School BALLYMONEY 97.6 9.1 G 13=
24= Methodist College BELFAST 97.6 6.8 G 35
24= Victoria College BELFAST 97.6 10.8 G 50
28 Thornhill College LONDONDERRY 97.4 26.7 G 34
29= Ballyclare High School BALLYCLARE 97.3 5.7 G 53
29= Strathearn School BELFAST 97.3 5.4 G 1=
31= Our Lady’s Grammar School NEWRY 96.8 14.5 G 17
31= Banbridge Academy BANBRIDGE 96.8 6.3 G 21
33 Lurgan College LURGAN 96.5 9.1 G 40
34 Larne Grammar School LARNE 96.2 15 G 60
35 Lumen Christi College LONDONDERRY 96 12.9 G 13=
36 The Royal Belfast Academical Institution BELFAST 95.9 7.6 G 47=
37 Carrickfergus Grammar School CARRICKFERGUS 95.7 11.9 G 23
38 Enniskillen Royal Grammar School ENNISKILLEN 95.6 14.2 G
39 Bloomfield Collegiate BELFAST 95.1 16.7 G 39
40 Wellington College BELFAST 94.7 22.7 G 54
41 Abbey Christian Brothers Grammar School NEWRY 94.5 16.9 G 47=
42 Grosvenor Grammar School BELFAST 94.4 9.5 G 30=
43 The Royal School ARMAGH 94.3 7 G 30=
44= Christian Brothers’ Grammar School OMAGH 94.2 21.7 G 51
44= Foyle College LONDONDERRY 94.2 18.8 G 47=
44= St Patrick’s Academy DUNGANNON 94.2 17 G 46
47 Belfast High School BELFAST 94 8.7 G 52
48 Dominican College PORTSTEWART 93.8 18.2 G 29
49 Cambridge House Grammar School Ballymena 93.2 14 G 25=
50 St Joseph’s Convent Grammar School DONAGHMORE 92.8 27.5 G 43=
51 Bangor Grammar School BANGOR 92.6 13.4 G 55
52 Limavady Grammar School LIMAVADY 92.4 17.9 G 37
53 Glenlola Collegiate BANGOR 91.8 14.2 G 32
54 St Michael’s College ENNISKILLEN 91.6 17.4 G 41=
55= St Patrick’s High School KEADY 91.3 34.9 NG 67
55= The Royal School DUNGANNON 91.3 9.5 G 41=
57 Portadown College PORTADOWN 89.7 9.4 G 57
58 Coleraine Grammar COLERAINE 87.8 12.7 G 61
59 St Colm’s High School DRAPERSTOWN 87.7 20.9 NG 72
60 St Patrick’s Grammar School DOWNPATRICK 86.5 13.9 G 59
61 St Patrick’s College Maghera MAGHERA 85.9 19.8 NG 64
62 St Columb’s College LONDONDERRY 85.8 28.5 G 45
63 St Louis Grammar School KILKEEL 84.1 23.2 G 56
64= Castlederg High School OMAGH 83.3 43.6 NG 89
64= St Mary’s High School BROLLAGH 83.3 48.8 NG 86=
66 Campbell College BELFAST 82.5 1.7 G 62
67 St Colman’s College NEWRY 82.3 15.5 G 38
68 St Mary’s Christian Brothers’ Grammar BELFAST 81 38.5 G 66
69 St Patrick’s Grammar School ARMAGH 80.6 26.2 NSG 70
70= Aughnacloy College AUGHNACLOY 73.3 28.8 NG 93
70= St Catherine’s College ARMAGH 73.3 31.8 NG 71
72 St Columba’s College PORTAFERRY 73.1 31.4 NG 122
73= Newtownhamilton High School NEWRY 72.2 25.7 NG 65
73= Strabane Academy STRABANE 72.2 38.1 G 92
75 Cross and Passion College BALLYCASTLE 71.7 25.3 NG 74
76 St Paul’s College COLERAINE 70.2 28.8 NG 81=
77 St Patricks & St Brigids High School CLAUDY 69.5 44.7 NG 104
78 Markethill High School MARKETHILL 69.4 21.5 NG 78
79 St Killian’s College LARNE 69 21.4 NG 69
80 St Cecilia’s College LONDONDERRY 68.9 60.5 NG 114
81 St Joseph’s High School CROSSMAGLEN 67.5 49.9 NG 170
82 Ulidia Integrated College CARRICKFERGUS 67.1 26.6 NG 143
83 Slemish College BALLYMENA 65.7 24.8 NG 94
84 ST Fanchea College ENNISKILLEN 65.5 37.8 NG 125
85 St Pius X College MAGHERAFELT 65.4 24 NG 82
86 St Colmcille’s High School CROSSGAR 64.9 35 NG 140=
87 Lisneal College LONDONDERRY 63.9 49.6 NG 109=
88 Holy Cross College STRABANE 63 42.6 NG 97
89 St Mary’s High School DOWNPATRICK 62.5 42.5 NG 169
90 Drumragh Integrated College OMAGH 62.2 41.4 NG 123
91 Fivemiletown College FIVEMILETOWN 61.8 26.3 NG 107
92 St Patrick’s College, Banbridge BANBRIDGE 61.5 35.4 NG 76
93 Rathfriland High School NEWRY 61.4 21.6 NG 90
94 St Ronan’s College LURGAN 61 26.3 NG 75
95= Cookstown High School COOKSTOWN 60.7 23.9 NG 111
95= Dromore High School DROMORE 60.7 16.2 NG 99
97 St Ciaran’s High School DUNGANNON 60.4 27.6 NG 91
98 Dean Maguirc College OMAGH 59.6 39.7 NG 95
98= Kilkeel High School KILKEEL 59.6 25.3 NG 116=
100 Sperrin Integrated College MAGHERAFELT 59.4 25.9 NG 103
101 St Joseph’s Boys’ High School NEWRY 59.2 48.6 NG 157
102 St Mary’s College LONDONDERRY 58.7 57.5 NG 80
103 St Mary’s High School, Newry NEWRY 57.7 46.6 NG 83
104 St Joseph’s College BELFAST 57.6 51.3 NG 135
105 St Paul’s High School BESSBROOK 57.4 41.1 NG 79
106= New-Bridge Integrated College LOUGHBRICKLAND 57.1 27.1 NG 84
106= St Aidan’s High School FERMANAGH 57.1 32.7 NG 108
108 Lagan College BELFAST 56.4 26.6 NG 119
109 Colaiste Feirste BELFAST 56 64.7 NG 73
110 The High School Ballynahinch BALLYNAHINCH 55.9 28.1 NG 151
111 St Genevieve’s High School BELFAST 55.7 55.8 NG 98
112 St Mary’s College PORTGLENONE 55.6 27.8 NG 96
113 Holy Trinity College COOKSTOWN 55.1 47.2 NG 112
114= Blackwater Integrated College DOWNPATRICK 54.5 42.5 NG 191=
114= St Columbanus’ College BANGOR 54.5 30.2 NG 85
116 Devenish College ENNISKILLEN 53.6 31.1 NG 139
117 Our Lady of Lourdes High School BALLYMONEY 52.9 42.8 NG 86=
118 St Louise’s Comprehensive College BELFAST 52.7 59.6 NG 113
119= Laurelhill Community College LISBURN 52 28.9 NG 128
119= St Mark’s High School WARRENPOINT 52 38.3 NG 101
121 Banbridge High School BANBRIDGE 51.9 30.1 NG 120=
122 Hazelwood College NEWTOWNABBEY 51.8 58.2 NG 120=
123= Lisnagarvey High School LISBURN 51.6 40 NG 106
123= St Mary’s High School LIMAVADY 51.6 47.3 NG 130=
125 Fort Hill College LISBURN 50.4 33.7 NG 102
126 Drumglass High School DUNGANNON 48.9 33.8 NG 136
127 Ballycastle High School BALLYCASTLE 48.5 30.9 NG 86=
128 Magherafelt High School MAGHERAFELT 48.2 32.4 NG 182
129 Belfast Boys’ Model School BELFAST 48.1 58 NG 138
130 Dunclug College BALLYMENA 47.5 38.1 NG 159=
131 St Joseph’s College COALISLAND 47.2 55.7 NG 174=
132 Omagh High School OMAGH 47.1 31.3 NG 109=
133 Ballyclare Secondary School BALLYCLARE 46.9 23.5 NG 158
134 St Patrick’s College BALLYMENA 45.7 41.7 NG 184
135 Ashfield Boys’ High School BELFAST 45 45.6 NG 116=
136 St John’s College OMAGH 44.8 41.6 NG 68
137 Ashfield Girls’ High School BELFAST 44.4 43.2 NG 156
138 Shimna Integrated College NEWCASTLE 44.3 31.8 NG 105
139 Priory College HOLYWOOD 43.5 39 NG 146
140 St Brigid’s College, Carnhill LONDONDERRY 43.1 70.2 NG 161
141= Brownlow Integrated College ARMAGH 42.9 53.3 NG 191=
141= Glastry College BALLYHALBERT 42.9 34.4 NG 173
141= St Benedict’s College RANDALSTOWN 42.9 40.7 NG 118
144= Saintfield High School BALLYNAHINCH 42.6 21.9 NG 115
144= St Patrick’s Academy LISBURN 42.6 32.5 NG 140=
146 De La Salle High School DOWNPATRICK 42.5 38.5 NG 165=
147 St Malachy’s High School CASTLEWELLAN 41.7 39.5 NG 152=
148 St Patrick’s College DUNGANNON 41.4 40 NG 133=
149 Cullybackey High School CULLYBACKEY 40.8 33.3 NG 154
150 Mercy College BELFAST 40.4 71.5 NG 189
151 Integrated College Dungannon DUNGANNON 40.3 36.9 NG 149
152 St Mary’s Secondary School IRVINESTOWN 40 50.4 NG 126
153 Breda Academy BELFAST 39.4 49.6 NG 188
154 Abbey Community College BELFAST 39.1 50 NG 190
155 De La Salle College BELFAST 38.6 53.3 NG 187
156= Lismore Comprehensive School CRAIGAVON 38.5 42.1 NG 133=
156= St Joseph’s College ENNISKILLEN 38.5 42 NG 130=
158 Oakgrove Integrated College LONDONDERRY 38.3 54 NG 142
159 City Armagh High School ARMAGH 38.2 42.7 NG 145
160 St Columban’s College KILKEEL 37.9 47.3 NG 144
161 Nendrum College COMBER 37.8 39.2 NG 164
162 Carrickfergus College CARRICKFERGUS 37.6 33.9 NG 147
163 St Patrick’s College, Dungiven DUNGIVEN 37.5 48.5 NG 77
164 Ballymoney High School BALLYMONEY 37 40.3 NG 171
165= Malone Integrated College BELFAST 36.8 67.1 NG 155
165= Sacred Heart College OMAGH 36.8 48.8 NG 177
167 Bangor Academy and 6th Form College BANGOR 36.5 30.3 NG 167
168 Coleraine College COLERAINE 36 50.8 NG 164
169 St Joseph’s Secondary School LONDONDERRY 35.2 67.5 NG 163
170 Belfast Model School For Girls BELFAST 33.8 60 NG 162
171= Edmund Rice College GLENGORMLEY 33.3 51 NG 159=
171= St Joseph’s College COLERAINE 33.3 41.8 NG 127
173 Larne High School LARNE 31.5 41.3 NG 172
174 Corpus Christi College BELFAST 31.3 73.3 NG 152=
175 Parkhall Integrated College ANTRIM 31 41.6 NG 150
176= Newry High School NEWRY 30.8 38.1 NG 129
176= Strangford Integrated College NEWTOWNARDS 30.8 33.9 NG 148
178 Limavady High School LIMAVADY 30.6 41.9 NG 165=
179 Downshire School HILLSBOROUGH 29.8 34.1 NG 174=
180 St Colman’s High School BALLYNAHINCH 28.9 34.3 NG 178=
181= Erne Integrated College ENNISKILLEN 28.8 35 NG 132
181= St Colm’s High School BELFAST 28.8 70.4 NG 137
183= Glengormley High School GLENGORMLEY 27.5 38.5 NG 180
183= Movilla High School NEWTOWNARDS 27.5 56 NG 183
185 Craigavon Senior High School CRAIGAVON 26.5 35.4 NG 168
186= Dunluce High School BUSHMILLS 22.6 51.3 NG 186
186= Christian Brothers School BELFAST 22.6 65.2 NG 178=
188 North Coast Integrated College COLERAINE 21.8 53.7 NG 185
189 Dundonald High School DUNDONALD 20.6 57.6 NG 181
190 St Rose’s Dominican College BELFAST 16.2 71.3 NG 193
191 Crumlin Integrated College CRUMLIN * 48 NG 174=

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.

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