The excellent results obtained by many at Clonaslee Vocational School reflects well the partnership between the students and the staff, according to principal Ms Noreen Sweeney, who said that students and staff alike were very happy with the school’s good performance.
48 students sat their Leaving Cert in the school this year, and Ms Sweeney revealed that most received marks “well up” into the 500s.
“We had fantastic results across the board,” she told the Leinster Express. “There were lots of A1s and A2s in the honours papers.”
While there were fine results in all subjects, Ms Sweeney said that the honours maths students did particularly well, all getting the extra 25 points on offer this year.
There were also good results recorded in the science subjects, and those sitting exams at the ordinary level also performed well, Ms Sweeney said.
The principal believed that everyone should have enough points for their first choice subjects, with many having 10 - 15 points spare should the requirements go up.
“They have to - 15 points to spare on last year,” she said.
Ms Sweeney estimated that around 80 percent of the students will now go on to third level education, while some are already in jobs or apprenticeships.
The third level choices being made by many students cover subjects right across the board, from national school teaching to science-based subjects.
The results were given out in the school last Wednesday morning, with all students getting time to reflect on their results and discuss their options after getting their marks.
Ms Sweeney revealed that many members of staff rang in on the morning to ascertain the results garnered by their students, which stands testament to the working relationship between pupils and staff.
“It’s a partnership,” Ms Sweeney said.