Over 100 leaving certificate students received their results last Wednesday at Heywood Community School.
The staff, students and parents were very pleased with the results of the 121 students. The principal felt that the Heywood tradition of hard work and dedication among staff and students had paid off once again. Many students scored well over 500 points with all students surpassing expectations and achieving sufficient results to secure places in their chosen third level courses.
The school reported a continued increase in the number of students taking the higher level paper in Mathematics encouraged by the bonus of 25 points on offer for all grades.
The principal, Philip Bowe and deputy principal, Geraldine Ryan feel that the extra 25 points will once again benefit students applying for courses in technology, computer science and engineering.
Students did very well in French, biology and home economics and the practical subjects. Results in Irish and the modern languages reflected the percentages allotted to the oral examinations, particularly Irish which awards 40% for the oral.
The principal stressed that all students realising their potential, and being contented with their results was the most important factor for the school. Witnessing their satisfaction and relief was most rewarding for staff and parents alike.
This year a record 26 per cent of all maths students took the higher level paper, the highest figure on record.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn sent his congratulations to all those who received their results last week.