Dundalk Grammar School students Sean and Morgan McCaughey achieved 589 and 625 respectively
Results were high today across Dundalk as several students achieved over 600 points in their leaving cert - including two who hit the maximum of 625.
At Dundalk Grammar School, there was one student, Morgan McCaughey, who achieved the maximum score of 625 points.
At De La Salle College, there was one student - Emmanuel Ntmuese - with a maximum score of 625 points as well as several others with 601.
Meanwhile, over in St Vincent’s Dundalk, there was over 15 students with a score above 550 points. Meadbh O’Callaghan was the highest result with 601 points.
Meadbh O’Callaghan celebrating her 601 points at St Vincent’s
Iniolu Ekeolu, who wants to study law, said that she was delighted. “I hope that my hard work has shown through in my results” she said.
Deirdre Matthews, the principal of St Vincent’s, speaking earlier this morning, said that she was “absolutely delighted” for her students. “The real stars are the 45 students who got over 450 points” said Mrs Matthews.
Mrs Matthews spoke to The Democrat subsequently and wished to clarify her earlier comment, saying that the school are "particularly delighted with 45 students that got over 450 points."
Fionnula Cafferty, who scored an impressive 554 points and wants to study primary teaching in DCU, summed up her feelings with one word, “happy”.
Great excitement and great results from our Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied class of 2018 this morning. Well done girls we are all so very proud of you all and wish you all the very best for the future.— St Louis Dundalk (@StLouisDundalk) August 15, 2018
A helpline facility will be operating from August 15 to provide information and advice to students and parents at results time.
The helpline, which will be operated by the National Parents’ Council, is available on 1800 265 165.
The viewing of scripts will take place in schools on Friday August 31 and Saturday September 1.
To appeal a result, Leaving Certificate candidates should use the Online Appeal Application Service on www.examinations.ie.
This service, which allows candidates access to making and paying for an appeal, will be available from 12 midday on Monday August 20 until 5pm on Monday, September 3.