LISTEN: Local students delighted with Leaving Cert results

The anxious wait is over for over 1,600 students across Cavan and Monaghan as the leaving cert results are released.

The 2019 results are broadly in line with the results from previous years, with five students getting the maximum marks of eight H1s.

They’re part of the almost 59,000 students across the country doing so today.

Five students will open their results to discover they got 8 H1s in their final year exams. While 56 students achieved 7 top grades at higher level.

The State Examinations Commission says the marks are similar to last year.

However the number of candidates who failed ordinary level maths rose from almost 8 per cent last year, to just under 11 per cent this year.

These students in Saint Bricin’s, Saint Patrick’s and Largy Colleges told Northern Sound News that they’re happy with their results:

 

Guidance counsellor Sinead Duffy has this advice to students: