Tense wait for 2,353 Meath Leaving Cert results is over
The anxious wait for results for this year's Leaving Certificate students in Meath came to an end this morning, Tuesday.
Tension was high across the county as 2,353 students learned how they fared in the Leaving Certificate.
Results were available online from 10am but many still chose to go to their schools to collect them.
A total of 1,210 females and 1,138 males sat the leaving cert in Meath this year while 105 took the Leaving Cert Applied exam - 71 of them males and 34 females.
The results are a day earlier than in previous years and the CAO Round One offers of college places will be known on Thursday, four days earlier than usual and the Leaving Certificate appeals process has been reduced from eight weeks to five.
Among those receiving their exam results today were bereaved students who were able to defer up to three days of exams to a sitting in Athlone in July, after they suffered a loss of a close family member during the exams. This system, which was introduced this year will be reviewed by the State Examination Commission, including in the context of candidates experiencing others forms of trauma and adversity at examination time.
Junior Certificate/Cycle results will be issued in late-September and the on-line Results Service will be available from 4pm on that day for Junior Certificate/Cycle candidates.
Some 2,750 students sat the Junior Certificate in Meath, 1,318 of whom are girls and 1,432 boys.
Minister for Education Joe McHugh congratulated everyone who sat the Leaving Certificate this year.
"It is another step through life but there are many more days and changes that will define your future. You should be very proud of your achievements," he said.