Magherafelt school leavers above NI average

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Almost two-thirds (65%) of school leavers resident in the Magherafelt District Council area in 2011/12 achieved five GCSEs at A*-C, or equivalent qualifications, including GCSEs in English and maths.

This is well above the north of Ireland average of 62%.

The figures were released this week, by the department of Education.