Year 12 and Year 14 Examination Performance at Post-Primary Schools in Northern Ireland



The Department of Education today published Statistical Bulletin 5/2017 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 2015/16 academic year. The bulletin includes information on examination performance by gender, sector, and free school meal entitlement.

Key findings are as follows:
Year 12 and Year 14 Examination Performance at Post-Primary Schools in Northern Ireland• In 2015/16, 67.9% of year 12 pupils achieved five or more GCSEs at grades A*-C (or equivalent) including GCSE English and GCSE Maths, an increase of 0.9 percentage points from 2014/15. 47.0% of free school meal entitled pupils achieved this indicator (45.6% in 2014/15).

• 66.3% of pupils in the final year of an A-level (or equivalent) course achieved three or more A-levels at grades A*-C. This figure compares with 64.9% in 2014/15.

• In 2015/16, non-grammar schools have seen a slight increase in achievement in all main performance indicators at both Year 12 and Year 14 whilst grammar schools have experienced a slight decrease across all indicators

The full statistical bulletin can be found on the Department of Education website here.