L.C. Results 2017

Posted on : September 7, 2017

Once more this year Sligo Grammar School Leaving Cert. students have produced a fantastic set of results. As a group they scored very high points, way above national averages. Many exceeded their expectations, especially those who worked consistently since the beginning of fifth year. Many students did a far better Leaving Cert than their Junior Cert results had suggested. Hard work and dedication resulted in the excellent points score below:





Over 600 points



Over 500 points



Over 400 points




As well as doing so well with regard to Leaving Cert results, our students did very well with regard to third level places. A huge 64% of the Class of 2017 were offered University places both at home and abroad. The breakdown of these University places is as follows:





Universities in the Republic of Ireland


European and UK Universities inc. The Netherlands, Spain, Germany, Switzerland


Deferred University place to take a Gap year


Repeating Leaving Cert . All were offered places on the strength of their 500+ points but wish to try for more points so as to get the course they want.

TOTAL: 64%



The remaining 36% of the Class of 2017 are continuing their education in different ways.





Institutes of Technology


Post Leaving Cert Courses. These students include some who have deferred University places for a year in order to further their studies in Art and Music before taking up their University place.


Apprenticeship and RAF trainee


On a gap year during which they will work and think aboutwhat area of study they want to pursue at 3rd level next year.


When we look at these statistics is clear that the so-called “definitive” league tables published in the National newspapers are far from correct. The make no mention of the many students who go to Universities in the UK and abroad. Their achievements are completely ignored. If this misrepresentation is true of our school, you can be sure it is also true of many schools around the country, especially those which are not close to University Cities. Sligo Grammar School is justifiably proud of their 2017 Leaving Cert students and we wish them well in their future studies.

Latest News

  • Prize Day 2017

    On 27th October, just before mid-term break, Sligo Grammar School took time to honour it’s students at the annual Prize Day Celebrations.  Prizes were distributed to students from all year groups and across all subject areas. The school awards prizes for …

    Read More »

  • Painting The Nation

    Sligo Grammar School was delighted to hear of the success of past-pupil Hazel Higgins who was the ultimate winner of  RTE’s Painting the Nation competition  This was the second series of Painting the Nation and  Hazel had to progress through a series of artistic …

    Read More »

  • SGS Open Evening

    On Wednesday 11th October Sligo Grammar School held an open evening for primary school students and their parents. Staff and students of SGS stayed in the school until 9pm to welcome the visitors. Different subject departments opened up their rooms …

    Read More »

  • Connacht Rugby League

    Pictured here is  Sligo Grammar School Senior Rugby Squad with sponsors Kenneth and Niall Draper of Sherry Fitzgerald Draper. The Seniors had an excellent 48 – 0 win over St Gerald’s, Castlebar on Wednesday 18th October.  This was the third game …

    Read More »

  • Choir Trip to Poland

    Last month the Sligo Grammar School Choir went on their first cultural trip abroad. The destination was Krakow, Poland, where they performed in two concerts, one in a Cathedral in the heart of the city. The audiences were very appreciative …

    Read More »

  • View all Latest News »

Want to find out more about us?

Have a look at our online prospectus