Updated Northern Ireland indicators

  • Educational attainment at age 16:
    • first graph (over time): in 2009/10, 7% of school leavers obtained fewer than 5 GCSEs. This compares with 14% a decade ago.
    • second graph (by free school meals): among pupils entitled to free schools meals, the proportion of school leavers who have fewer than five GCSEs has fallen sharply in recent years. It is, however, still more than twice that for school leavers on average.
  • Not in education, employment or training:
    • third graph (by gender): far more girls than boys go into Higher and Further Education, whereas more boys go into training.