Academic Excellence

The school aims to help all students achieve their fullest potential in academic and co-curricular fields at each stage of their development. In our teaching, we aim to help, stimulate and challenge each student, and this aim is supported by careful monitoring and regular reporting.

The curriculum provided is balanced, broad and diverse. Scholarship and academic depth are its central features.

A high priority is placed on communication with parents. There is a programme of regular reporting and staff are available to meet with parents on request. There is also a parent-teacher meeting for every year group each year.

The Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate curricula of the Irish Department of Education and Skills are followed. All students sit the Junior Certificate at the end of 3rd Year. Transition Year is compulsory in 4th Year. All students sit the Leaving Certificate at the end of 6th Year. All subjects are taught at Higher level, with the exception of Irish and Mathematics, where there is streaming into Higher and Ordinary level classes.

The Leaving Certificate points obtained by our students exceed the national average each year.

The following links show how the Leaving Certificate points are calculated for entrance to UK Universities: Qualifax / UCAS Tariff Points / UCAS Tariff Calculator

Each year group is normally divided into two or three for academic purposes, giving us classes of approximately 16 per base class. The academic progress of each class group is monitored by a Tutor. Many classes in the Senior Cycle are considerably smaller than the average size.

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AVERGAGE Leaving Cert Points

Each Student Realising His Full Potential

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Equivalent Points

Equivalent to 3 x  A* (UK’s A Levels)

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PROGRESSION TO 3RD LEVEL

Irish and International University Destinations

OUR DIVERSE GRADUATE DESTINATIONS 2014 –2020

Areas of Further Education 2014-2020

Accounting
Forestry
Actuarial Studies
Global Business
Agricultural Science
Game Design
Environmental Sciences
History
Architecture
Hotel Management
Arts
International Business
Journalism
Law
Human Rights
Politics
Biomedical and Health Life Sciences
Liberal Arts
Business
Logistics
Economics and Social Sciences
Marine & Freshwater Science
Business Information Systems
Mathematics
Classics
Maths Science
Commerce
Medicine
Chinese Studies
Multimedia Studies
Computer Science
Music, Media and Performance Technology
Dentistry
Nanoscience
Economics
Pharmacy
Finance
Philosophy
Information Systems
Physics
Philosophy
Physiotherapy
Engineering
Financial Economics
Artificial Intelligence
Psychology
Environmental and Earth System Sciences
Quantitative Business
Environmental Engineering
Science
Environmental Science
Theoretical Physics
Film and Broadcasting
Veterinary Medicine
Film Studies
World Religions and Theology

Further Education Destinations  2014-2020

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)
Delft University of Technology, The Netherlands
Dublin City University (DCU)
Imperial College London
Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT)
Les Roches International School of Hotel Management, Switzerland
Limerick Institute of Technology (LIT)
Harper Adam University
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
London School of Economics
PULSE College at Windmill Lane, Dublin
New York University (NYU)
Trinity College Dublin (TCD)
SOAS, University of London
University College Cork (UCC)
University of Groningen, The Netherlands
University College Dublin (UCD)
University of Madrid, Spain
University of Limerick (UL)
University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Oxford University
University of Tilberg, The Netherlands
Hotel School, The Hague
Kidalton College
Masstricht University
Queen Mary University of London
Arts
Chinese Studies
Classics
Economics
Economics and Social Sciences
Financial Economics
History
Hotel Management
Human Rights
Journalism
Liberal Arts
Multimedia Studies
Philosophy
Politics
Psychology
World Religions and Theology
Environmental and Earth System Sciences
Environmental Science
Marine & Freshwater Science
Physics
Science
Theoretical Physics
Actuarial Studies
Artificial Intelligence
Computer Science
Mathematics
Maths Science
Music, Media and Performance Technology
Accounting
Agricultural Science
Architecture
Biomedical and Health Life Sciences
Business
Business Information Systems
Commerce
Dentistry
Engineering
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Film and Broadcasting
Film Studies
Finance
Forestry
Game Design
Global Business
Information Systems
International Business
Law
Logistics
Medicine
Nanoscience
Pharmacy
Quantitative Business
Veterinary Medicine

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