Sinn Féin Education Spokesperson Chris Hazzard has said that the increasing success of pupils at both GCSE and A’Level was a sign that the strategy to improve academic excellence was working.
Mr Hazzard stated,
“The latest figures that show more and more pupils are attaining five or more GCSEs and better A-level results highlight the fact that academic excellence is improving.
“While more work needs to be done to ensure that pupils achieve a good grade in English and Maths the overall table of results is very encouraging.
“One of the major successes is St Patrick’s Keady who having abandoned academic selection and banding pupils together introduced classes of mixed ability has shown improved grades for pupils of all ability.
“It is now time that all schools followed the example of St Patrick’s Keady and realised that if testing and segregation is stopped then every pupil has the potential to achieve good grades.”