Examination Results

I am delighted to report that Leaving Certificate examination results at The High School in 2023 were the best recorded in the history of the school.  In summary, 96.9% of the papers taken at higher level achieved H5 or above; H8 or less was not recorded on any papers.  I should like to offer my warmest congratulations to all candidates on their individual successes which were achieved in challenging circumstances.

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 (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) - the highest-ranking universities in Ireland.  The High School recorded a 100% and 110% progression rate to third level education in 2016 and 2017, respectively.  In 2019, The High School recorded a 111% progression rate to third level education.  In 2020 The Sunday Times ranked The High School as the top co-educational school in its sector in Ireland.  It was ranked as one of the top 5 mixed feeder schools in Ireland by The Irish Times making it the leading Protestant school in the country in 2022.  The High School was ranked as the leading Protestant fee-paying school in Ireland by the same publication in 2023.  Our past pupils have been awarded a total of 25 Entrance Exhibitions, 5 Foundation Scholarships, and 1 Gold Medal at TCD as well as 54 Entrance Scholarships and 7 Ad Astra Scholarships at UCD in the last decade.

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