I look forward to St Dominic’s detailed breakdown…
All parents who have received a letter notifying them of the results of their applications to a post-primary school(s) would benefit from reading this post.
Decisions made to apply to a particular grammar school based, even in part, on newspaper claims about exam performance are unsafe.
It is important to understand that the Grammar School Exam Performance lists ( league table libel) presented in the form used by the Belfast Telegraph and the Irish News represent, at best, a marketing tool used by the newspapers to increase sales in a declining print media environment.
In the Irish News of May 22, 2017 Simon Doyle boldly claims:
The Irish News performance lists are anticipated annually and some schools advertise their positions on their websites
Here is an example from St Dominic’s High School/Grammar School in Belfast.
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When touring battlefields on my own or leading a group, I always try and stop by the cemeteries that are there – both to meet the men but also to reflect on the events. I try to do this whether the field is in the United States, Asia, or Europe. As I’ve done so (and contemplate future visits), I’ve noticed there’s a definite change in how the large scale of death of the Civil War and the World Wars impacted how the dead are recalled. Let me explain.
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