Category Archives: Education

Education: the intended learning outcomes

Despite exhibiting exceptional levels of inequality in academic outcomes, the education system in Northern Ireland is mythically lauded as world class. Ciarán Galway discusses the current status of this flawed system with...

Education statistics

Qualifications 2015/16 GCSEs 83.3 per cent of year 12 students attained five or more GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A* to C 67.9 per cent of year 12 students attained five or...

Learn, develop and grow

When you consider that the religious mix of the 140,000 plus pupils in controlled schools encompasses Protestant, Catholic, no religion and ‘other’, then the controlled schools’ sector is the largest and most...

Room for improvement

The education system is failing too many children in Northern Ireland. That is the analysis contained within a biennial report compiled by the Chief Inspector of schools. The theme of the most...

School leaver qualifications

agendaNi analyses the most recent tranche of annual statistics for qualifications and destinations of Northern Ireland post-primary leavers provided by the Department of Education. In five years, between 2009/10 and 2014/15 there...

Surveying the skills scene

The results of the most recent UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES) Employer Skills Survey indicate a growing complexity of job roles across the workforce. agendaNi explores. Skills have a significant...