The top 20 secondary schools in Northern Ireland ranked by A Level and GCSE results

They performed extremely well last exam season 🏫

With the new school year fast-approaching, parents of primary school leavers face sending their children off to secondary school.

But picking out the right one isn’t always easy, and sometimes with multiple local options available, there’s a difficult choice to be made.

Each year, the Sunday Times’ Parent Power Guide league table names the top schools in Northern Ireland.

The guide ranks secondary schools based on two different performance factors; the amount of A*, A and B grades earned out of the total number of A Levels sat by students, and the amount of A* and A grade equivalents (scores of 7, 8 or 9 in England’s numerical system) out of the total number of GCSE exams sat.

While exam performance isn’t everything when it comes to what makes a school good, it can be an important indicator that students are being supported to reach their full potential.

Here’s the schools that came out on top:

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