Tipperary student heading to Dublin after landing maximum points in Leaving Cert

RECORD NUMBERS EXCEED 500 POINTS AT ROCKWELL COLLEGE AS CAO OFFERS COME OUT

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A record number of students at Rockwell College in County Tipperary achieved over 500 points when the Leaving Certificate results were issued last Wednesday.

Over 32% of candidates reached this level in comparison to around 13% nationally, with 15% achieving over 550 points. All the candidates were delighted with their results, in particular the pupils who repeated their Leaving Certificate at Rockwell College, with more than half of this group achieved over 500 points. “I am delighted to see that the hard work and dedication of our pupils has been rewarded. Those pupils who took the difficult decision to repeat their Leaving Certificate can now see that decision vindicated. On average, these pupils earned 90 extra points each, which opens up a significant range of third level options for them that they did not have previously,” said principal of Rockwell College Audrey O’Byrne.

Lottie Byron, Lauren Dooley, Norma Kennedy, Orla Cashman and Siobhan Hynes with their results. 

The principal further noted that some of the repeat candidates had raised their tally by up to 156 points. There were strong grades achieved across all subjects, with grades in Maths, Applied Maths, Biology, Accounting and Chemistry well in excess of the national averages. Of particular note this year was the success of Bansha’s Jake Flannery, who earned the maximum of 625 points. Jake intends to pursue his studies in Finance at UCD.

Rowan Wagner, Conor McKenna, Hamza Aziz and Tom Russell with their results.