491 students representing 32 counties receive Trinity College High Achiever Awards

Posted on: 28 November 2005

A total of 491 first-year students have been awarded special ‘Entrance Exhibition Awards’ at Trinity College. The students receiving awards each achieved 545 points or higher (more than 6 A2 grades) in their Leaving Certificate examination (or equivalent second level examination). The students represent 256 schools from 32 counties as well as from other EU schools.

Congratulating the students on their achievement at a ceremony to mark the occasion, the Provost of Trinity College, Dr John Hegarty stated that “545 points in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent indicates great talent and hard work. Approximately three per cent of over 54,000 leaving certificate CAO applicants for degree courses attained this achievement, and 26% of this talented group of students have chosen Trinity College to pursue their third level education”.