Academic Records

Our annual End of Key Stage Assessment results are consistently higher than Northern Ireland averages, as are the grades achieved by our pupils in the Transfer Procedure.

Transfer

Percentage of children who took AQE tests transferring to Grammar School:

2012 84%
2013 85%

Information regarding Key Stages

Childrens' school experience in Northern Ireland is marked out in Key Stages:

Foundation Stage: P1 and P2
Key Stage One: Primary 3 - Primary 4
Key Stage Two: Primary 5 - Primary 7

Key Stages Three and Four are undertaken at post-primary level, leading eventually to GCSE level.
Children undergo standardised tests in English and Mathematics at the end of each Key Stage. This gives each child a placement on a ten-point scale, called a Level of Attainment.

At the end of Key Stage 1, (P4) an average pupil will have reached Level Two
At the end of Key Stage 2, (P7) an average child will have reached Level Four

Below are the percentage results for children attending Finaghy Primary School, compared to Northern Ireland averages for the year 2012 - 2013:

End of Key Stage 1 (P4) 2012-2013
Level English (%) NI Average (%) Maths (%) NI Average(%)
W 0 0.6 0 0.5
1  3.77 5.92 3.77 5.08
2 50.94 50.82 33.96 46.64
3 45.26 42.80 62.26 47.78
End of Key Stage 2 (P7) 2012-2013
Level English (%) NI Average (%) Maths (%) NI Average(%)
W 0 0.05 0 0.14
1 0 0.41  0.46
2 0 2.96 1.82 2.44
3 16.36 15.16 16.36 15.05
4 40.00 49.14 36.36 38.73
5 43.64 32.28 45.45 43.28