Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 08/01/2021. Tags: Parenting
The college progression data
or information on ‘feeder schools’ to third level for autumn 2020 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 ten 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. Links to whole school evaluations and subject inspections reports can also be found on the same menu.
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 which results in many of the schools with the highest progression rates in excess of 100%
Some of these anamolies also arise as information provided by the third level colleges can include all incoming first-year students that attended a given school even though a percentage of them may have sat the exams in previous years, e.g. they may have dropped out of another course and started again or delayed going to college for a year.
Whilst there are anomolies in how the progression figures are reported, as in previous years patterns of progression can still be determined from the data available, For example as in previous years, private schools continue to top the published lists in the newspapers today of schools sending the most students to College.
2020 was the year of the calculated grades with students being awarded grades rather than sitting the leaving certificate exams. While the data for 2020 shows that progression numbers were highest in the private schools, there was a signficant increase in the numbers from disadvanted schools (DEIS Schools) going on to third level college
As in previous years, nearly half of the 20 schools with the highest proportion of students going on to third level in 2020 are fee-paying schools. And of the schools supplying the most student to the high points courses in universities, nine of the top ten schools are fee paying.
To view the information on your school on progression data to third level college for the last ten 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. Alternatively you can find you school by visiting our map
or by inputting the school name in our google search bar on the blue pencil on any page on our site.
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