Category Archives: Education

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...

Leading the work experience revolution

At Ulster University employability is placed firmly at the heart of the student experience. Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Education, Professor Paul Bartholomew, highlights how Ulster University is leading the work experience revolution to create...

Language barrier

A recent report prepared by academics in Stranmillis University has recommended that learning a second language should be made a compulsory element of the Northern Ireland Curriculum for primary school students. The...