Leaving Cert Academic Achievement 2017

116 students sat their Leaving Certificate in 2017. High grades were recorded across twenty one different subjects (Irish, English, Maths, French, German, Geography, History, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Agricultural Science, Applied Maths, Accounting, Business,Economics,Home Economics Social & Scientific, Art, Technology, Music, Japanese and Italian)

Our results are significantly higher than the national averages when compared by points bands.

  • 2.6% achieved in excess of 600 points compared with 1.1% nationally
  • 8.6% achieved in excess of 550 points compared with 3.8% nationally
  • 14.7% achieved in excess of 500 points compared with 7.2% nationally
  • 18.1% achieved in excess of 450 points compared with 11.8% nationally

Cumulatively, the comparisons are equally impressive with 26% of Coláiste Muire students achieving in excess of 500 points compared to 10% nationally. 44% of our students achieved in
excess of 450 points (equivalent to H2, 2xH2 & 3xH4) compared to 20% nationally.

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Excellence Scholarship NUIG : Maria Redmond, Biomedical Science

Naughton Scholarship: Fiona Neylon, Biological & Chemical Sciences, UL.

Leaving Certificate Vocational

Of the 14 students who successfully completed the LCVP Link Modules, 13 were awarded Merit and 1 was awarded a Pass.

Leaving Certificate Applied

Of the 11 students who successfully completed the LCA programme, 8 were awarded Distinction and 2 were awarded a Merit and 1 received a Record of Credits


Fergal Quinn Award: Katie Hussey, IT & Graphic Design, Galway Community College