Lumen Christi still a shining light in NI

Lumen Christi College principal, Mr. Patrick O'Doherty, with college student Eva Kerr, who collected 12A*, from her GCSE results. 3414-0029MT.
Lumen Christi College principal, Mr. Patrick O'Doherty, with college student Eva Kerr, who collected 12A*, from her GCSE results. 3414-0029MT.

A Londonderry grammar school has found itself on the top of a prestigious league table.

An English Sunday newspaper recently published its annual league table of over 2,000 schools across the entire United Kingdom.

The second level schools were ranked according to their respective A-Level and GCSE achievement rates.

The Bishop Street school finished joint with St Dominic’s Grammar, Belfast, in terms of A-Level percentage on 87.7 per cent, but its superior GCSE results saw it leading the way.

This was despite the school dropping four places overall in the UK table.

The criteria were incredibly competitive, based on A-Level grades A*-B, which were given double weighting and A*-A GCSE’s.

A statement from the school declared: “This month The Sunday Times published their Parent Power academic league tables for schools across the UK.

“Schools are measured on the number of A*-B grades at A-Level and A*-A grades at GCSE and, once again, Lumen Christi has attained the top spot among schools in Northern Ireland for performance at A-Level and GCSE.

“It is a fantastic result and I would like to take the opportunity to thank parents for their consistent support in helping our pupils maintain the high level of home study required to achieve such excellent grades.

“This is the eleventh year in succession in which the college has topped the league table for schools in Northern Ireland and is a testament to the excellent teaching, hard work and pastoral support that our staff provide for the pupils in their care.”