High grades were scored ‘across the board’ for the girls in Scoil Chríost Rí, Portlaoise in this year’s Leaving Certificate exam.
The students arrived from 9.30am onwards to collect their results on Wednesday last, August 13.
Rachel Costello from Portlaoise was one high acheiver, bagging herself seven As.
“I got 595 points. I got 3 A1s in maths, physics and chemistry and 4 A2s in French, Irish, English and Accounting,” she told the Leinster Express.
Rachel felt that it was a tough year, but got through it with the help of her friends and Meitheal.
“I couldn’t put a time on the hours of study I did. It varied throughout the year.
“It was a hard year, especially at exam time. Friends and Meitheal helped though,” she said.
Rachel hopes to study Computer Science with French in Trinity College in September.
Roslinn O’Brien Doyle was another smiling Scoil Chríost Rí student on the day.
“I’m absolutely delighted. I did better than expected and I couldn’t be happier,” she said.
Roslinn hopes to study Food Science and Health in the University of Limerick.
“I got the points I needed, and all of my requirements, so I hope to get it,” she told the Leinster Express.
Aoife Conroy has International Business in DCU down as her first choice on the CAO.
“I should get my course. I’m delighted,” she said.
Laura Foran was also happy with her results.
“I’m just relieved. I want to do Law in UL, so I’m happy with the results,” she said.
Ailish Doyle was stuck for words.
“I’m just surprised. There’s not really any words to describe it. I’m emotionless!” she said.
Principal Helen O’Donnell told the Leinster Express that the girls did exceptionally well this year.
“There was high grades right across the board. I’m very proud of them all.
“What really stood out this year was the languages, such as Irish, French and English.
Ms O’Donnell is hopeful that most of the girls will get their first choice this week.
“Most, from what we have calculated here, will get their first choice.
“Congratulations to the girls, their parents and teachers for all their hard work and dedication,” she said.