Teaching & Learning

In Coláiste Choilm we provide a comprehensive range of subjects to all levels. The range of optional subjects in both the junior cycle and senior cycle is based on student preferences. In mid-August each year we celebrate the academic achievements of all students as the vast majority move on to third level education. In the most recent statistics, the school has a transfer ratio of 97% to third level. Coláiste Choilm is the top feeder school to UCC and to CIT.
Teaching & Learning:
“Teaching and Learning is of the highest quality” – Whole School Evaluation Report 2014. Coláiste Choilm has no selective entry policy and hence caters for a wide range of abilities and backgrounds. The curriculum is designed to ensure that the academic progress of every student is nurtured. Classes are organised on a mixed ability basis within two bands in Junior Cycle. All students have access to higher subject levels.
Key findings of whole school Evaluation 2014:
  • The school, comprising Gaelcholáiste Choilm and Coláiste Choilm, embodies a rich, unique and integrated model of educational provision.
  • The two parts of the school combine to provide a broad and balanced curriculum.
  • The teaching and learning observed was of the highest quality.
  • The support systems for students are of the highest quality.
  • A highly motivated, able and dedicated staff has embraced change with optimism.
  • The questionnaire responses of students and parents showed consistently high ratings for the school and its operation.
School Self Evaluation and School Improvement Plan:

School Self Evaluation and School Imporvemnt Plan 2016-2019