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Feeder Schools Lists published for 2015


Posted by SchoolDayse Newshound, on 03/12/2015. Feeder Schools Lists published for 2015Tags: Education And Politics Teachers Parenting


The college progression data or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2015 is available today on Schooldays.ie providing school-by-school information on which students have progressed to which colleges this year.
To view the information on your school for the last five years on Schooldays.ie, visit 'Find a secondary school' and when you locate your school click on 'College Progression Stats' on the bottom right of the page.

Schooldays.ie does not provide 'league table' ranking of schools as very often the progression percentage (as published in the newspapers) is not a true rate of progression as repeat leaving cert students are included in the data from colleges.

However a summary of the trends identified are outlined below

Fee paying versus non fee paying

While fee-paying schools have dominated the top of the tables with students from these schools progressing into high-point courses and top Irish universities, growing numbers of state funded schools have close to 100 pc records in pupils progression to third level. According to the Independent, of the 626 non-fee paying second level schools, 53 had a 100pc progression rate – an almost five-fold increase from 11 just five years ago.
Out of the top 10 schools on the Irish Times list only 3 are from non-fee paying schools with Irish school Coláiste Eoin in Stillorgan topping the list and Muckross College and Coláiste Iosagain ranked joint 9th.

Grind schools are excluded from feeder tables, as objective data is not available on them. Previous research has shown the progression rates from grind schools are broadly in line with average third-level progression rates.


Range of schools make improvements:

Familiar top Irish schools continue to have the highest rates in college progression, while secondary schools in a number of disadvantaged areas are seeing a rise in students graduating to higher education.

The Irish Times names Coláiste Eoin Stillorgan, Gonzaga College Ranelagh and St Vincents’ Castleknock College, as the top three schools with the highest progression levels to High Point courses in 2015

The most improved schools this year compared to 2014 are identified as Magh Éne College, Donegal, Marino College in Dublin and Mohill Community College in Leitrim.

Location continues to matter
Geography continues to play an obvious role in student progression. For example, TCD and UCD both draw a large number of students from the fee-paying schools in their areas and overall students in more affluent areas in Dublin are progressing to college at a rate of up to four times those of pupils in disadvantaged areas.

On a county by county basis, the Irish Times reports that Clare had the highest progression rates (92%) followed by Sligo, Kerry and Leitrim. Similarly on a county basis, Meath tops the list of college progression rates to high points courses.

To view the information on your school for the last five years on Schooldays.ie, visit 'Find a secondary school' and when you locate your school click on 'College Progression Stats' on the bottom right of the page.


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