Leaving Certificate results 2020

I am delighted to report that Leaving Certificate examination results at The High School in 2020 were most encouraging.  In summary, 83% of the papers taken at higher level achieved H7 or above; H8 was recorded on only 0.14% of these 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 in recent years 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 south Dublin following 100% entry to third level education in 2012.  The school recorded an average of 105% entry to third level education in 2013, 2014, and 2015. 

In 2015, 55% of this overall cohort were admitted to undergraduate degree courses at Trinity College, Dublin and University College Dublin - the highest-ranking universities in Ireland - where recent past pupils of The High School were awarded six Entrance Exhibitions and two Entrance Scholarships, respectively.  The High School recorded a 100% and 110% progression rate to third level education in 2016 and 2017, respectively.  Its past pupils were awarded two Entrance Exhibitions to TCD and eight Entrance Scholarships to UCD in 2016.  In 2017, past pupils of The High School were awarded three Entrance Exhibitions and three Foundation Scholarships at TCD as well as five Entrance Scholarships at UCD.  In 2019, The High School recorded a 111% progression rate to third level education.

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
Principal