The Class of 2018

Posted on : September 10, 2018

This year’s Leaving Cert class have moved on to the next phase of their lives and we wish them all the very best in whatever they turn their hand to in the coming years. A look at the figures shows that the class of 2018 have a lot to be proud of both in their Leaving Cert results and in the many different third level courses they have been offered. It is interesting to note the continuing steady rise in the number of students who defer University places in order to take a Gap year. This year 17.2% are taking a gap year, 60% of whom have deferred 3rd level places. As in recent years SGS students score well above the national average across all subject areas. In terms of points scored in the exam, here are this year’s figures:

  • 5.2% greater than 600 points
  • 11.5% greater than 550 points
  • 29.5% greater than 500 points

In terms of 3rd Level offers the class were well rewarded for their hard work. 17.2% are gone to University abroad, including Korea, Russia, Germany, USA and UK. The total who are taking up University places, either in Ireland or abroad is 53.3% while a further 6.8% are deferring University places to take a gap year, giving a total of over 60% being offered University places. 13.8% are going to Institutes of Technology while10% are going to PLCs. 1 student is gone into the workplace (in South Africa) and 1 student is repeating the Leaving Cert.





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