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Tuesday 16 September 2014

PAST PUPILS RETURN FOR AWARDS EVENT

Published 06/12/2012 | 12:24

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95% of 2012 Scoil Mhuire students go to third level IN the follow up of a destination survey of the 2012 cohort of Scoil Mhuire Leaving Certificate students, it has been found that in excess of 95 per cent of students have continued in further education.

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In the recent ' Feeder Schools 2012' supplement published by the ' Irish Examiner' an incorrect statistic was shown in the case of Scoil Mhuire students' progression rate to third level institutions within Ireland. The number of students who had entered UCC had been omitted in error, due to a technical issue. This error was corrected in the Saturday issue of the 'Irish Examiner' and showed the amended figure of 75 per cent of students progressing to third level education within the state.

Students have undertaken various of areas of study in UCC, UL, CIT, NUIG and Mary Immaculate among others, including Applied Psychology, Culinary Arts, Agricultural Engineering and Podiatry to name but a few.

Students who progress to third level education in the UK are not accounted for in the statistics. As in previous years, a number of students have made the move to England to study courses such as Nursing and Occupational Therapy

A further group from the cohort have chosen to study courses in Post Leaving Certificate Colleges, such as Mallow College of Further Education, with the intention of progressing to third level upon completion of these studies. This group of students would not be accounted for in the statistics either. Such courses would include Pre-Nursing, Sound Engineering and Early Child Care Studies.

A number of past pupils who have moved to pastures new attended the awards afternoon recently in Scoil Mhuire and enjoyed the opportunity to speak with staff about their chosen fields of study. Students were happy with their choices and the staff in Scoil Mhuire look forward to extending an invitation to many of them to speak with students in the future about the progression from second level to further education.

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