Feeder Schools

12 results

Students at Loreto Secondary School, Wexford town at a Stress management day for exam year students (6th year). Picture: Patrick Browne

The latest feeder school tables, charting progression from second to third-level colleges, underline the educational challenges faced by society and G(...)

Studies show that students in bilingual education settings outperform other children when it comes to comprehension and other social-linguistic and cognitive control skills.

Irish medium schools continue to outperform many of their peer schools with a higher rate of students progressing to higher level education than most (...)

The only explanation for schools who consistently seem to perform at over the 100 per cent participation rate in CAO college courses is that some of their students are being counted twice. Photograph: iStock

Falling numbers of students taking the Leaving Cert in certain schools affect perceived progression rates to college in an unexpected way. There are(...)

“There’s a debate about how influential schools are in terms of academic success, with some studies saying it only accounts for about 20 per cent of a student’s academic achievement.” Photograph: iStock

It’s no surprise to find that schools in Dublin 4 send more students to third-level than schools in Dublin 24. Parents tend to be that bit more taken (...)

Shane Power Canavan: “There are good opportunities for advancement and different roles I could pursue in the industry.”

While today’s feeder school lists are an indication of the number of post-primary students who go on to shird-level, they do not include the numbers o(...)

The fact that 16 per cent of school-leavers do not apply for a CAO college place is not an indication of failure. They may be planning to pursue a further-education course, which is more appropriate to their career goals. Photograph: iStock

To make sense of the feeder tables, it is important to understand its component parts, and in particular, the two key numbers associated with each sch(...)

The SEC does not keep data on “grind schools”, which do not receive any public funding. Photograph: iStock

The best way to use these lists is by looking at them alongside other information, including whole-school evaluations (WSEs) and subject inspection re(...)

University of Limerick: Outside Dublin, proximity to a third-level college and socio-economic status seemed to be key determining factors in whether or not students go on to third level. Photograph: iStock

Click here to download the full 2018 Feeder School tables Students from the most affluent parts of Dublin are up to 14 times more likely to prog(...)

Principal: Chris Darby St Eunan’s may look like Hogwarts but visitors should not be fooled as tech is very much in evidence at the school. The all(...)

Secondary school teachers are trained through a two-year postgraduate masters in education, meaning most will have to spend six years at college. Photograph: iStock

Even the best schools, teachers and principals have problems that are outside their control. Schools don’t operate in a vacuum: education is highly po(...)

  • 1
  • 2
  • Next
  • Last »