28 January 2016 No Comments by The Northern Standard

MONAGHAN second-level schools rated very favourably in a seven-year review of student transfers from over 700 Irish secondary schools to university and third level colleges published on Sunday.

The 32-page-supplement, which accompanied the Sunday Independent showed impressive results for Monaghan schools in all categories, with St Macartan’s College in Monaghan town rated as the top performing school in Ulster (Monaghan, Cavan and Donegal), St Louis Secondary School Carrickmacross in second place and the county town’s Coláiste Oiriall in third.

St Macartan’s was placed in eighth position nationwide in the top performing non fee-paying schools, with St Louis Secondary School in fifteenth place overall. These positions were based on the average number of students over the last seven years who transfer from secondary schools to third level colleges.

The figures for ‘The SEM’ show a 98% student transfer to third level colleges from the North Monaghan school.

The transfer figures to university show Coláiste Oiriall leading the way (having achieved a laudable 100% to third level in 2015) followed by St Louis Monaghan, St Louis Carrickmacross, St Macartan’s College, Our Lady’s Secondary School Castleblayney, Ballybay Community College, Patrician High School Carrickmacross and Monaghan Collegiate School.

Regarding gender mix, the supplement reported that single sex schools on average send more students to university. The figures for Co Monaghan concur with this, showing an almost ….


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