Delight in Castlecomer as Leaving Cert students' hard work pays off

Results in Honours Maths and Applied Maths were particularly strong

Sam Matthews

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Castlecomer CS Principal Seamus O' Connor and Martin Brennan who received over 600 points in his Leaving Cert

There were scenes of unbridled joy in the front foyer of Castlecomer Community School this morning as the school's 84 Leaving Certificate students received their results.

After months of anticipation, the relief and sheer joy of receiving exceptional results lit up the building. And what a set of results they were: Two students received over 600 points, 15% received over 500 points.

The north Kilkenny school has consistently seen 80 – 90% of their students to progress to Third Level degree courses across the country. This trend looks set to continue into the future.

"The Class of 2018 can look forward to next Monday for their CAO offers and most students expect to get their first choice," said Principal at Castlecomer Community School Seamus O' Connor.

"The results in Honours Maths and Applied Maths were particularly strong."

A number of students have also secured apprenticeships and this area provides a great opportunity for them. LCA students can be proud of their achievements as they all received merits and distinctions in their final exam. 

Principal O' Connor said the school was proud of all the students.

"Well done to the dedicated staff who also worked extremely hard in order for their students to achieve these outstanding results," he added.