The ‘mock’ examinations for those doing the public examinations (Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate) are held in the Hilary Term (February/March).

Assessment takes place continually throughout the term with marks for effort being recorded on average every three weeks.  Subject teachers grade and comment on homework as it is handed in and promptly returned. At the end of each term there is a full hand-written report on each pupil, in each subject.  This gives a detailed account of the pupil’s effort and standard at that time, with a grade given as a percentage. The report also gives advice on areas of weaknesses and comments positively on good performances.  Included in the report are the marks for effort awarded over the term.  In this way it is hoped that parents can gain accurate feedback on a pupil’s progress.  The report is reviewed by House staff and signed off by the Warden.

Parent-teacher meetings are held three times a year.  These meetings are designed to give the opportunity for face to face meetings between parents and members of staff and allow for discussion on a pupil’s standard and progress.