535 Students Representing 32 counties receive Trinity College High Achiever Awards

Posted on: 29 November 2006

A total of 535 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 260 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. Of a total of 50,955 CAO Leaving Certificate candidates, 1691 achieved 545 points or more and approximately 26 % of these students accepted places at Trinity College.”

Twins, Cormac and Eithne Spooner, from Tipperary, pictured with the Provost Dr Hegarty at the Entrance Exhibition Awards ceremony