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:

 

POINTS

SGS AVERAGE

NATIONAL AVERAGE

Over 600 points

3.5%

1.1%

Over 500 points

26.5%

12.2%

Over 400 points

56%

36%

 

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:

 

% OF STUDENTS

DETAILS

33.7%

Universities in the Republic of Ireland

21%

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

7%

Deferred University place to take a Gap year

2.3%

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.

 

% OF STUDENTS

DETAILS

17%

Institutes of Technology

10%

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.

2.3%

Apprenticeship and RAF trainee

6.7%

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.





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