UCC President Prof. John O’Halloran is a past pupil of DCS. Photo: Tomas Tyner, UCC

Open night to showcase Douglas Comm

Grace Sweeney

Douglas Community School (DCS) is holding an open night on Thursday 28 September at 6.30pm for prospective students and their families.

On the night DCS will showcase their excellent facilities and give those in attendance a true sense of their school.

The all-boys secondary school provides a high level of education to students which is evident from their academic results.

Two DSC students achieved the maximum of 625 points in the 2023 Leaving Certificate with a third of students achieving over 500 points.

The school has impressive subject figures like 50% H1 in Applied Maths, 40% H1 in Accounting, 35% H1 in Chemistry and 33% H1 in Physics.

The high results are a testament to DCS’ teachers’ commitment to learning and teaching. The educators at DSC strive to provide the highest standard of education in order to allow students the greatest choice when it comes to third level.

DCS offer a wide range of subjects with first years choosing from five optional subjects and two languages. At Leaving Certificate level, students have a choice of sixteen option subjects as well as LCVP. Students may also choose to use an iPad as their learning medium.

DCS has a strong link with University College Cork with the current President Prof. John O’Halloran being a past pupil of DCS.

The school has a tradition of students receiving Quercus scholarships from the university.

One Leaving Certificate student from last year, Andrew O’Brien was awarded a scholarship from UCC to study medicine and two years ago, three DCS students received UCC entrance scholarships.

This year DCS took in their largest year group of first year students.