Irish Independent analysis
Athy’s two secondary schools have recorded increasing numbers of students who progress to third level colleges.
Ardscoil na Trionoide had 135 Leaving Certificate students in 2018 and according to the analysis by the Irish Independent 64% progressed to third level college options. Athy College recorded 54 students sitting the Leaving Certificate this year and 46% of these students progressed to higher education. Most local students were successful in taking up courses at Maynooth University and IT Carlow.
The analysis did not provide details regarding the uptake of other Post Leaving Certificate FETAC(Level 5/4 courses) /apprenticeship type courses, which are particularly popular with many options available in Newbridge and Carlow.
Irish Independent - Feeder Schools 2018 - Published 4th December, 2018.