South East students celebrate Junior Cert Results

South East students celebrate Junior Cert Results

8 thousand Junior Cert students have been receiving their results across the south east this morning.

It's the last time students will sit the exam in its current form.

A new  curriculum will kick in next year - the controversial changes include new subject choices and teaching styles.

But for now these students in Blackwater Community School in Lismore are celebrating - Beat News reporter Grace caught up with them shortly after  they opened their results:


Mark: "I'm delighted, got everything I was hoping for so what more can you ask for!"

Paul: " I got 9Bs, an A and a C, very pleased, delighted. I was very nervous, didn't know what was awaiting me. I think the study skills we learned in third year will be of great benefit when it comes to doing the Leaving Cert and other exams."

Caoimhe: "Good yeah, I'm fairly happy with them, I did as well as I hoped I'd do anyway so that's all that matters."

Aine: "I'm very happy with my exams, I don't think I could have done any better. I'm in TY now and its much more relaxed. Id say to next year's students not to stress out because it's not worth it."



For anyone disappointed with their results the ISPCC is reminding young people about Childline's range of services where they can access free, confidential support and information.

Results can leave some young people anxious and others disappointed or concerned.

Childline is available 24 hours a day to help teenagers work through their feelings  - teenagers can call, text or liveline chat with the support team.

Meanwhile as students in the region prepare to celebrate their Junior Cert results, parents are being urged to speak with their children about the dangers of alcohol.


Campaigners say keeping communication open is vital.

Alcohol Action Ireland says students often come under pressure to drink.

But group spokesperson Conor Cullen says "it's OK to say no".