Academic Excellence

Thanks to our highly effective teachers, our students’ attainment levels are way beyond the national averages at both Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle. We will have an Artist in Residency in school working with our students on the whole area of student voice and identity.

At Junior Cycle-
  • Assessment reforms have been fully embedded and teachers have spent the last six years ensuring they are fully trained in this area.

Junior Cycle Results 2022

At Leaving Certificate

  • We cannot possibly do justice to the Leaving Certificate Class of 2022. As Principal Mrs. Eileen Donohoe expressed, ‘We are tremendously proud of each and every one of our students. They are wonderful Ambassadors of our school and despite the upheaval of the last two years, their spirits never waned and they embraced all of what school life has to offer.’

    We know that the Leaving Certificate is about much more than points but the outstanding achievements of a number of our students deserves mention. A staggering 36 % of our students scored in excess of 500 points, with 19 of these achieving more than 600 points. These incredible students succeeded in achieving H1s across the board in their subjects.

    Below is a little glimpse into the stellar students that have graced and continue to grace our halls.

    Academic Excellence

    Natasya Barry and Caoilin McClean both received a staggering 7H1s in their Leaving Certificate. These ladies worked hard during their time here in school while also embracing all that ACC has to offer, taking part in various opportunities that presented themselves.

    Along with Natashya and Caoilin, Oisín Dolan, Conor Paul, Helen Lynch and Hollie Walsh all achieved 625 points in their examinations while Karen Farrell, Beatrice Drummond, Éimhín Feeney, Emily Sheehan, Shikha Rassool, David Campion, Sneha Chippa, Sean Conway, Alfie Coogan, Jennifer Dillon, Timofej Cvetkov, Suzie Gavin and Liam Hennelly were all in excess of 600. We bid them a fond farewell as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.

    Natasya Barry – Biomedical Sciences NUIG

    Caoilin McClean – Science (Maths) UCD

    Oisín Dolan – Medicine NUIG

    Conor Paul – Engineering UCD

    Helen Lynch

    Hollie Walsh – Medicine UCD

    Karen Farrell - Education & Psychology Mary Immaculate

    Beatrice Drummond – Law UCD

    Éimhín Feeney – Education & Psychology Mary Immaculate

    Emily Sheehan – History & Politics Trinity

    Shikha Rassool – Optometry TUD

    David Campion – Computer Science UCD

    Sneha Chippa – Computer Science UCD

    Sean Conway – Computer Science Trinity

    Alfie Coogan – Science (Maths) UCD

    Jennifer Dillon – Veterinary UCD

    Timofej Cvetkov – Computer Science Trinity

    Suzie Gavin – Occupational Therapy NUIG

    Liam Hennelly – Business & Law UCD

Excellence in Maths

We are the only school in the local area to offer Applied Maths as an Optional Subject for Leaving Certificate. The talent and standard in Maths in both Junior Cycle and Senior Cycle in ACC is evident not only at the point of examination but also in the number of competitions our students enter and ultimately win. 

Amazingly, Alfie Coogan scored a perfect score of 100% in his Leaving Certificate Maths examination and just over a whopping 98% in Applied Maths, Physics and Chemistry. During his time here in school, Alfie has excelled in the area of Mathematics. He has been an All-Ireland finalist in the Irish Maths Teachers Association Maths (IMTA) Competition, 2022, an All-Ireland champion in the Irish Applied Maths Teachers’ Association (IAMTA) Junior Problem Solver Quiz in 2020, 2019. Maths is not the only area where Alfie excels. In his Junior Cycle, Alfie was invited to take part in the Irish Junior Science Olympiad. Alfie also is a keen swimmer and was on the school relay swim team, which competed in the national finals.

                       Alfie Coogan


Every year our students are successful in being awarded highly coveted scholarships. Their exceptional achievements are rewarded and acknowledged.
Our students regularly are awarded,
✦ The Naughton Scholarship
✦ UCD AD ASTRA Academic Scholarship
✦ All Ireland Scholarship Scheme (JP McManus Scholarship)
✦ Irish Taxation Institute Third Level Scholarship Programme
✦ RBK Scholarship
✦ Ericsson Bursary School Leavers
✦ Tormeys Scholarship