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.
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.
The Leaving Certificate points obtained by our students exceed the national average each year. In 2019 our students attained an average of 480 points, out of a maximum of 625.
● 480 Points is equivalent to 3 x A* (UK’s A Levels)
● 100 Points is equal to 36 UCAS Tariff Points
● One A* is equal to 56 UCAS Tariff Points
Further Education Destinations 2014-2019
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|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|
Areas of Further Education 2014-2019
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|Actuarial Studies||Global Business|
|Agricultural Science||Game Design|
|Biomedical and Health Life Sciences||Liberal Arts|
|Economics and Social Sciences||Marine & Freshwater Science|
|Business Information Systems||Mathematics|
|Chinese Studies||Multimedia Studies|
|Computer Science||Music, Media and Performance Technology|
|Environmental and Earth System Sciences||Quantitative Business|
|Environmental Science||Theoretical Physics|
|Film and Broadcasting||Veterinary Medicine|
|Film Studies||World Religions and Theology|