The Class of 2017 performed very well in the Leaving Certificate this year with a new points system in operation for the first time so direct comparisons with previous years do not correspond directly. Nevertheless 23% achieved 500 points or more, 46% scored over 450 points and 59% got over 400 points while 85% were awarded over 300 points. Perhaps of greater significance is that a very high percentage of the year group were offered either their first or second choices for their chosen third level courses. The top achievers were Alan Armstrong, Saman Ashfaque and Ruth Walsh each with 613 points out of a maximum 625 while Matthew Begley and Scott Le Roux both scored 601 points.
Congratulations also to our university entrance scholars this year:
Jack Donnelly was awarded an Entrance Scholar’s Award from UCD, Jack Bambrick has received an Academic Scholarship Award and Alex Hunter has won an elite entry & Athletic Scholarship to DCU. Alan Armstrong, Alex Power, Andrew Johnson, Matthew Begley, Ruth Walsh and Scott Le Roux have been awarded Entrance Exhibition Awards from TCD. Alex Hu
Ten KH students have gone on to study outside Ireland to some of the top ranked universities such as Masstricht University, the Universities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and the University of Vienna.
Congratulations also to John Keane who has been awarded a GAA sports’ scholarship to DCU, Josh Maddock who has taken up a Soccer scholarship in the USA and Clinton Wokocha who received a Rugby scholarship from Maynooth University.