MINISTER for Education and Skills, Jan O’Sullivan, TD, has congratulated the 2,450 Leaving Certificate students in Limerick who are receiving their results this Wednesday morning.
“As a Limerick minister I am delighted to congratulate the Limerick students who took their Leaving Cert and are getting their results today,” she said.
“This is their day. They have put in a real effort. It is a crossroads for them and they have support from parents and teachers. I wish them well,” added the newly minted minister.
In Colaiste Iosaef, Kilmallock, a total of 76 students who sat the State exam in June will collect the all important slip of paper this Wednesday.
“All students seem to have done well so far,” noted school principal Sean Twomey this morning.
“Maths in particular seems to have gone very well across Higher and Ordinary level. The subject which seems to have presented the most difficulty has probably been biology but, overall, the students seem to be very happy and many are heading off to college and to bigger and brighter things.”
Paul O’Riordan, 18, from Knockainey was “very happy” with his result.
“I’m hoping to go to Cork to study Arts and Music,” said Paul who plays the guitar.
“Not everyone has collected their results yet but those who have are happy out,” he smiled.
There was a slight increase nationally in the total numbers of students sitting the exams, with an overall increase of 1,413 students taking the Leaving Cert.
Subjects which saw notable increases in the number of students sitting papers were Physics - 11% - and Spanish, up some 9%.
There was a continuing increase in the number of students taking Higher Level Maths at Leaving Certificate, up from 16% in 2011, to 27% this year.
Minister O’Sullivan said that “completing secondary school and the Leaving Certificate is a milestone in many people’s lives.
“Every student should be proud of their achievement. Today is the culmination of much hard work and sacrifice and I hope that the effort students made is reflected in their results.
“Students now have the opportunity to choose which path they want to take next. There are a wide range of opportunities available in higher education, further education and in many other fields. It is an exciting time for young people and I would urge them to consider their options carefully and give 100% to whatever path they choose to follow next.”
Some 187 students sat the Leaving Cert Applied in Limerick, while 2450 in total sat the Leaving Cert - 1251 boys and 1199 girls.
Almost 100 students representing the class of 2014 collected their Leaving Certificate results from St Munchin’s College this morning.
There were cheers and smiles as the wait finally came to an end and the students collected their envelopes from school principal David Quilter in St Munchin’s College.
“I am delighted with the results this morning, I am delighted for all our students,” he said.
“They can be very proud of their achievement. I would also like to congratulate their teachers and parents who have supported them over the past 5 or 6 years. I wish them all well for the future.”