Today has marked the end of the Leaving Cert for over 1,600 students throughout the region
They joined almost 59,000 other students nationwide getting results today which saw five students in the country get the maximum marks of eight H1s.
The anxious wait ended this morning for leaving cert students throughout Cavan and Monaghan as results were issued from approximately 9am in schools, with results becoming available online from 10am.
Nationally the results were broadly in line with the results of previous years, however, the number of students who failed ordinary level maths rose from 8 percent to almost 11 percent this year.
But for some students it wasn’t a drop in results that shocked them. These students from St.Patrick’s College in Cavan exceeded their own expectations when it came to their grades:
Principals and teachers from schools in both Cavan and Monaghan were greeting the students this morning as they collected their envelopes. Teachers stated they were eager to hear how their students did in their particular subjects with many admitting they too had a sleepless night ahead of the results today.
In Monaghan, Patrick McArdle the principal of Beech Hill College congratulated all of those who had completed their exams, and explained the route many of the Leaving Cert Applied Students were hoping to take in the coming months;
Meanwhile in Monaghan, Sharon McGuinness the principal in Largy College, passed on her congratulations to all students, but particularly the high percentage exceeding 500 points:
But for many students in the region today is a day of relief with a day of celebration ahead: