Controlled grammar schools achieve outstanding results at GCSE
The recently published Department of Education statistics for 15/16 academic year has shown fantastic performances in GCSE examinations from controlled grammar schools.
The top five controlled grammar schools all had attainment levels of over 97% of pupils achieving five or more GCSE’s grades A*-C, including English and Mathematics.
Antrim Grammar are Northern Ireland’s top performing controlled grammar school, with 100% of pupils achieving this.
The school have raised their attainment levels since 14/15 when 98.2% of pupils achieved these results.
As well as compulsory English language and mathematics, pupils at Antrim Grammar can choose seven subjects from 25 on offer to study at GCSE. Pupils and their parents are given comprehensive guidance to help inform choices.
Omagh Academy were second with 99% of pupils achieving five or more GCSE’s grades A*-C, including English and Mathematics.
Down High were next with 98.4% and Regent House with 98.1%. Banbridge Academy follow with 97.8%. Banbridge Academy were also the top performing controlled school at A-Level in 15/16 academic year.
All schools in the top five are co-educational schools.
CSSC chief executive Barry Mulholland praised the performance of the schools, saying
I am delighted to see the wonderful achievements by pupils and teachers in the controlled grammar sector. These results are a great reflection on the hard work and dedication they have applied.
Whilst academic performance is not the only measure of a school success or criterion in relation to the quality of education, such outstanding performances by students and teachers in the controlled sector must be celebrated.
Further information on examination performances can be found here