The Management and Staff of DCS would like to congratulate the Leaving Certificate class of 2017 on their fantastic set of results.
Four members of the 2017 Leaving Certs, Sean Barber, Hugh Deasy, Peter Jackson and Tomas Janulevi?ius, who will be studying Medicine in UCC with DCS Principal Mr Jim Long.
Following on from producing the best individual Junior Certificate results in Ireland for the last two years the school acknowledges the outstanding class of 2017 who achieved top marks in many fields and more than fulfilled their potential.
In STEM subjects the number of H1s achieved by our students exceeded the national average with 31% being awarded H1 in Maths compared to the national average of 6%; in Chemistry 64% were awarded a H1 compared to the 11% national average; in Physics 30% of DCS students gained a H1 in comparison to an 11% national average while in Biology 27% gaining the top grade compared to a national average of 5%. The school achieved STEM results to be proud of which is a tribute to the students, their families and their teachers who supported them during their time in Douglas Community School.
Traditional Humanities based subjects fared well also with outstanding English, History and Geography results and this trend continued to the practical technology based subjects such as Design and Communication Graphics and Engineering. The high number of excellent results in such a broad and diverse range of subjects highlights DCS’s ongoing policy of offering as wide a range of subject choice as possible in the Senior Cycle. This traditional and continuing policy enables our students to reach their potential and gives them the best possible environment to achieve academic success.
With such a set of excellent results DCS students will have scholarships, 3rd level places and academic plaudits to follow but we must acknowledge the excellent character and holistic development of the group who participated fully in school life and enriched the school community. They now leave DCS as well rounded young men equipped to make a mark in life.
Four members of the 2017 Leaving Certs, Sean Barber, Hugh Deasy, Peter Jackson and Tomas Janulvicius, who will be studying Medicine in UCC with DCS Principal Mr Jim Long and their Physics, Biology, Chemistry and Maths teachers, Mr Bronks, Mr O’Mahony, Ms Clarson and Mr Finn.