In total, 1,443 students across the county were opening their Leaving Certificate result envelopes this morning with the numbers made up of 698 girls and 745 boys.
Waterford Live visited De La Salle College and caught up with Waterford city 18-year-olds Adam O'Neill and Conor Power, who were among a group of students first in to collect their results.
Overall, 57,149 students sat their Leaving Certificate exams in 2018. Of the candidates who sat Leaving Certificate examinations this year, 54,440 candidates followed the Leaving Certificate Established Programme, of which 13,368 (24.5%) followed the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme. A further 2,709 (4.7%) candidates followed the Leaving Certificate
The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has today congratulated and wished well for the future the candidates who sat the Leaving Certificate in 2018.
The statements of provisional results of this year’s examinations are available in schools today. From midday, students who are not in a position to collect their results in person from their school can access them through the SEC’s internet results service.