Students Representing the Majority of Counties of Ireland receive Trinity College High Achiever Awards

Posted on: 27 November 2013

A total of 458 first-year students have been awarded special ‘Entrance Exhibition Awards’ at Trinity College. The students receiving awards each achieved 560 or more points (excluding bonus points) in their Leaving Certificate examination or equivalent second level examination. The students represent 267 schools from 31 counties as well as from other EU countries. They comprise 16% of the current Junior Freshman year.

Congratulating the students on their achievement at a ceremony to mark the occasion,   Dr Patrick Prendergast, Provost of Trinity said: “560 points in the Leaving Certificate or equivalent reflects the remarkable ability of these students and their commitment to hard work. We are delighted these exceptional students have joined us at Trinity College.”

Pictured on the occasion of the awards were: Dearbhail Ni Cathain, Florence Fanning, Anne Beades (Deputy Principal), Rachael Bowe, Eva Cooney of Our Lady’s Bower Secondary School, Athlone, County Westmeath 

The students will continue their education across the College’s three faculties with 33% choosing Health Sciences, 28 % selecting the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences,  23% choosing Engineering, Mathematics & Science, with the remaining 16% taking multi-faculty degree options.

The Senior Lecturer/Dean of Undergraduate Studies, Dr Patrick Geoghegan said: “We are delighted to be able to recognise the academic achievement of these students, and celebrate that achievement in the company of their parents, guardians, teachers and friends.  We seek to admit students with the academic ability and potential to thrive at Trinity, and welcome these students to Trinity’s scholarly community.”