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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