Lumen Christi College is top secondary school in NI

Lumen Christi is the top ranked secondary school in the North.
Lumen Christi is the top ranked secondary school in the North.

Derry’s Lumen Christi College is the top ranked secondary school in Northern Ireland.

New league tables, published at the weekend by ‘The Sunday Times’ newspaper, rank schools across the North and in Britain according to performance at A-Level and GCSE.

Points are awarded for those attaining grades A*-B at A-Level and A* or A at GCSE.

In the newest tables, Lumen Christi College is ranked first in Northern Ireland and 14th in the whole of the UK.

90.1% of all entries at A-Level at Lumen Christi resulted in a grade A*-B while 79.5% of all entries at GCSE were A* or A grades.

A spokesperson for Lumen Christi said: “We are delighted with our results which reflect the huge achievement of all our students. At GCSE, 79.6% of entries achieved A* to A grades while at A level 25.1% of entries resulted in A* grades. This compares most favourably with the overall Northern Ireland average of 9.7% A* grades.

“We would like to pay tribute to the efforts of the students, the staff and the parents in achieving these results and wish our students continued success and happiness in the years ahead.”

The top 2,000 schools in Britain are published in the 21st edition of The Sunday Times schools guide, “Parent Power”. Using the latest results from public examinations, the guide’s rankings of state and independent secondary schools are said to be “the last word” on academic performance.

As well as examination results from this summer for the top 500 secondary schools and more than 400 independent secondary schools, the comprehensive database provides results as far back as 2005, allowing parents to track a school’s performance over several years.