Delight in Granard and Longford as students achieve their potential in Junior Cert results 

Delight in Granard and Longford as students achieve their potential in Junior Cert results 

By Aisling Kiernan   aisling.kiernan@longfordleader.ie

It has been a good day for the 650 or so students across the county who received their Junior Cert results today.  

Top results were achieved across the board with numerous students securing As in maths, English, home economics,  and woodwork.  

Principal of St Mel’s College in Longford town, Declan Rowley said students there were “very happy” and the boys went home from school “happy” this afternoon.

“The results have been very good and there was a good spread of very high results,” he added.

“It looks like everyone achieved their potential and we are all delighted with that.”

Nationally it has been estimated that more than one third of those who sat the State exams in June achieved at least one A in a higher level subject or in civic, social and political education (CSPE) which is examined at just one standard or common level.

At St Mel’s, Mr Rowley pointed to the fact that there were numerous As achieved in history and science at their school.  

“We also had very good results in maths, so overall everyone is very, very happy today,” he smiled.

Over in Granard, students at Ardscoil Phadraig are still rejoicing after they learned of their results from Junior Cert 2016 this afternoon.  

Principal Garrett Buckley said the results were both excellent and very encouraging.

“The students are very happy and so are the teachers,” he laughed.

“We had well over 40 doing the Junior Cert this year which is a big increase on previous years and more higher level papers were taken across all subjects.”

There were good results too in the practical subjects such as woodwork and many students at the school secured As in English, maths and home economics.

“The results have been very good and that is very encouraging,” Mr Buckley concluded.