58,787 students picked up their Leaving Cert results today.
Figures show the results this year are broadly in line with previous years.
Five students around the country got the maximum marks available, 8 H1s.
With the results received, the thoughts of many students and their parents will be turning to college.
Here are five articles to read to help you out.
The wait is over. What now? If you haven’t already, calculate your points using the CAO calculator and relax until Thursday.
Consider all options
Helen Kelleher spoke to Lisa Daunt, a guidance counsellor at Kinsale Community College, who says students should stay calm and look at all the available options.
“It is important to look at all the options and seek expert advice so students understand the system and decide what is the best route for their career choice.”
Wealth of choices
For those who did not get the results they wanted, or indeed needed, repeating the Leaving Certificate is probably the first option they will consider.
But is repeating the best idea for everyone?
We ask Trish McGrath, principal of Hewitt College, a leading private college in Cork, to help students with the choices they may now be considering.
We asked NUIG 3rd year student Senan McKenna about his time and experiences in college so far.
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