Today is set to be a day of mixed emotions for the students across Donegal as they receive their Leaving Cert results.
Approximately 2,179 students and adult learners in Donegal sat their final exams in June this year, with 2,097 doing the traditional Leaving Cert and 82 sitting the Leaving Cert Applied exams.
Results will be handed out in schools today from 9am onwards. Students can also access results online through the Candidate Self-Service Portal on examinations.ie from 10am on Tuesday.
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From the results, students will be able to calculate their points to find out what they have achieved.
College applicants will then be looking ahead to Thursday the 15th of August for the first round of CAO offers.
For students who want to review their marks, the applications for viewing scripts can be made online via the Leaving Cert Self-Service Portal.
The service will be available from 9am on Wednesday 14th August and will close at 5pm on Friday 16th of August. Viewing of scripts will take place earlier this year between Tuesday 20th August and Wednesday 21st August.
A Leaving Certificate Exam Helpline, run by the National Parents Council Post Primary, will open at 10am today and will provide advice to students and parents regarding the examination results. The Helpline can be contacted at 1800 265 165. It will remain open until Saturday 17th August.
Minister for Education Joe McHugh congratulated all Leaving Cert candidates on their results and commended the teachers involved in the operation of the State Exams.
Minister McHugh said: “I want to congratulate everyone who sat the Leaving Certificate this year. It is another step through life but there are many more days and changes that will define your future. You should be very proud of your achievements.
“There are many paths open to you, with a wide range of opportunities available in higher education, further education, post Leaving Certificate courses and apprenticeship and traineeship routes.
“There are also an increasing number of options and opportunities for students regionally. More lead-in courses, more choice at institutes of technology and colleges planning for technological university status.
“Principals, teachers and other school and education staff deserve huge credit for their work to support students in reaching their potential, as do the 23,000 teachers directly involved in the operation of the state examinations, without whom the exams would not happen. The dedication and professionalism shown by all in preparing students and then undertaking key roles in the operation of the state examinations is a great tribute to the quality of the Irish education system and the overriding commitment to have students’ interests at the heart of the system.
“Parents and guardians also deserve our thanks. I am sure many felt that they themselves were sitting the exams. Your role in supporting students through the senior cycle cannot be underestimated.”
Minister McHugh added: “Today is a time for celebration with your families and friends. Enjoy it and take care of each other.”Tags: