1,700 students begin exams in Laois

MOre than 1,700 students across Laois are this morning preparing for the biggest exams of their school careers, as the Leaving and Junior certificate examinations begin around the country.

MOre than 1,700 students across Laois are this morning preparing for the biggest exams of their school careers, as the Leaving and Junior certificate examinations begin around the country.

Mountrath Community School has the highest number of pupils sitting the Leaving Certificate with 128 students, while Clonaslee College has the smallest number of pupils with 23 sitting their Leaving cert exams. Elsewhere, St Mary’s CBS has 65 boys sitting exams and Scoil Christ Ri has 75 girls sitting exams. Heywood Community School has 117 students completing exams.

Portlaoise College has 70 students completing the Leaving Certificate while Colaiste Iosagain has 91 students. Knockbeg College has 54 students sitting exams, Mountmellick Community School has 115 and St Fergal’s College in Rathdowney has 61 pupils beginning their exams tomorrow.

As well as the Leaving Certificate, there are also over 900 pupils sitting Junior Certificate exams this morning. Colaiste Iosagain has the most number of pupils sitting the Junior Cert, with 156 pupils beginning today. St Mary’s CBS has 90 boys completing exams while Scoil Chriost Ri has 105 girls. Clonaslee College has 39 pupils for the Junior Cert while Portlaosie College has 70 pupils.

Knockbeg College has 46 pupils, Mountmellick Community School has 103 pupils, and St Fergal’s in Rathdowney has 56 students completing exams. Heywood Community School have 115 students sitting the Junior Cert.

Nationwide, there are nearly 117,000 pupils sitting their exams in over 4,000 different centres. The Leaving Certificate exams will run until Friday June 22 while the Junior Certificate exams finish a day earlier on Thursday June 21.

Students have a nail biting wait for the summer as the Leaving Cert results come out on Wednesday August 15, with Junior Cert results due out in mid September.