86% rise in Junior Cert ‘A’s for CCS

Collecting their Junior Certificate results in Cashel Community SChool last WednesdayL/R. Grace McElligott, Mitchell Marnane, Heather Laffey
For students in Cashel Community School the release of the results of the 2013 Junior Cert created an air of expectation and subsequent delight which is an intrinsic part of the coming of age for students in Irish secondary schools.

For students in Cashel Community School the release of the results of the 2013 Junior Cert created an air of expectation and subsequent delight which is an intrinsic part of the coming of age for students in Irish secondary schools.

The completion of the examination and the release of the results provides students with confirmation that ”Yes” they have progressed to senior cycle and they have successfully left junior cycle behind them.

The Junior Cert. results in Cashel Community School were acclaimed as some of the best in recent years. The fact that there was an 86% increase in the number ‘A’ grades coupled with a 55% increase in the number of ‘B’ grades inspired tremendous excitement and satisfaction for students and staff. The very high proportion of students who attempted higher level across the 16 subjects, together with the phenomenal results achieved by diligent and conscientious students who attempted ordinary level papers confirmed the exceptional quality of the results overall. Cashel Community School congratulates them on their fabulous achievement and wishes them every success in the future.

87 students are participating in transition year in the school. The core subjects together with such diverse activities as Young Social Innovators, Young Scientist, School Bank, Musical, Project Art, combined with opportunities to complete programmes like European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), Yoga, First Aid will keep the students occupied this year.

On Thursday, September 12, sixth year students attended a study skills seminar in the school, organised as part of the career guidance programme and conducted by Study Focus Ireland. Students were impressed with the practical and useful information on time management, study plans and proven study techniques as well as on ‘minding themselves’ during the challenges which lie ahead.