Long wait for Leav­ing Cert re­sults ends

Wicklow People (West Edition) - - NEWS - By EIMEAR DODD

THE long wait for stu­dents came to an end last Tues­day with the re­lease of the Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate re­sults.

1,602 peo­ple in the gar­den county were among around 59,000 stu­dents na­tion­wide who had sat the fi­nal state ex­ams in June. The Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate re­sults mark the end of their sec­ondary school ex­pe­ri­ence. For some, it was a happy day but oth­ers may have not have been as pleased with their re­sults.

Among those who col­lected their re­sults were the 78 stu­dents from St Kevin’s Community Col­lege in Dunlavin. Prin­ci­pal Brian Do­ran said the school was ‘very happy with the re­sults. They are a tes­ta­ment to the hard work of stu­dents and the ded­i­ca­tion of par­ents and teach­ers. We had nine stu­dents com­plete the Leav­ing Cer­tifi­cate Ap­plied Pro­gramme and they achieved ex­cel­lent re­sults in their ex­ams and as­sess­ments.’

The Leav­ing Cert re­sults were re­leased one day ear­lier than usual as part of a process to stream­line the ap­peals process. This was also the first year that stu­dents could check their exam re­sults on­line. Some schools around Wick­low re­ported that some stu­dents chose to ac­cess their re­sults on­line. How­ever, many con­tin­ued to visit the school to col­lect their exam re­sults.

Last Thurs­day, stu­dents in the county re­ceived first round of­fers for third level and fur­ther ed­u­ca­tion cour­ses through the CAO sys­tem. Over 51,000 stu­dents na­tion­wide re­ceived first round of­fers on the day.

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