Leaving Certificate record results
I am delighted to report that Leaving Certificate examination results at The High School in 2015 were once again among the best recorded in the history of the school. In summary, 88% of the papers taken at higher level achieved grade C or better; grade E or less was obtained on 0.4% of all papers. I should like to offer my warmest congratulations to all candidates on their individual successes.
There have been significant improvements in examination performance at The High School over the last decade which reflects the professional excellence of our teaching staff, the determination and hard work of pupils, and the dedicated support of parents and guardians. This trend led to The High School being ranked by The Irish Times as the best-performing school in Ireland in 2009 and the best-performing school in south Dublin following 100% entry to third level education in 2012. The school recorded an average of 100% entry to third level education in 2013 and 2014. A total of 48% of this cohort were admitted to undergraduate degree courses at Trinity College, Dublin and UCD - the highest-ranking universities in Ireland.
I should like to congratulate all our pupils on their outstanding results and to thank my colleagues who have worked tirelessly on their behalf throughout their time at The High School.
Mr G A Forrest