There was great excitement on Wednesday last, when the Leaving Certificate class of 2013 arrived at Scoil Uí Mhuirí to collect their long awaited Leaving Certificate results.
Principal Fiona Kindlon was there to welcome them all.
“A total of 87 students sat their Leaving Certificate in Scoil Uí Mhuirí this year and we are delighted with their excellent results”, said the principal.
“Once again this year, our students have excelled and the collective results are outstanding.
“Achievements like this demonstrate that commitment and hard work on the part of students is rewarded by fantastic results.
“Exceptional grades were achieved in a range of subjects including maths, English, science, business, languages, technology subjects and the arts to name but a few.”
A number of students at the school achieved well over 500 points and hope to pursue courses and careers in a range of areas.
There was great celebration for Scoil Uí Mhuirí’s Michael Mc Evoy when he opened his results to reveal several A and B grades resulting in an outstanding 555 points.
Principal Kindlon congratulated Michael on his excellent results and said that all at Scoil Uí Mhuirí are delighted that Michael, a committed and hard working student had been rewarded with an exceptional set of grades.
Michael intends to pursue a career in primary teaching and all at Scoil Uí Mhuirí wish him well in his future studies.
The principal went on to say that the honours maths students benefited from the extra points allocation.
“The bonus points for maths were welcomed as they enhanced some scores and will probably continue to have a positive impact on future Leaving Certificate results.”
Ms. Kindlon congratulated all students and wished then all the best for the future.
The principal also congratulated and thanked the staff team at the school who have worked so hard with their students over the past few years to ensure that each of the school’s students achieved their potential.
Nearly 56,000 students received their leaving cert results on Wednesday.
There was an all-time record of 26 per cent of students taking the Higher Level Maths paper which is up from one in six just two years ago. 97 per cent of students who took the higher level maths paper also achieved the 25 bonus points.