Around five hundred Inishowen students picked up their Leaving Cert results yesterday, with scoring consistently up across the board under the new calculated grades system that replaced the actual State exams.
The new system – introduced due to the coronavirus pandemic – resulted in a number of maximums across Inishowen, including at Carndonagh Community School, where two pupils scored a perfect 625 points.
Carn CS principal Paul Fiorentini said there was “clear evidence of high achievement”, with many pupils at the school exceeding 500 points, while several also broke through the 600-point barrier.
Crana College headmaster Kevin Cooley is also “delighted” with the performance of his students. He says their achievements must not be devalued just because the actual exams weren’t held this year.
Meanwhile Scoil Mhuire principal Rosaleen Grant says students and staff at the Buncrana school are “very happy” with the results this year, which include one maximum and many “very high marks”.
See this week’s Inishowen Independent newspaper for full coverage