When we were at school, all examinations were public and external. It was what we would now call a level playing field. Nothing could be manipulated.
These images are scans from newspaper clippings kept and curated by John Crawley, along with some summary tables also prepared by him. Many thanks, John.
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Our own Geoff Dickie won the McDonnell medal for coming first in the Catholic school system and was 10th in the State overall.