Tuesday 25 October 2016

A radio presenter who re-sat her Junior Cert over ten years later got her results today

Amy Molloy

Published 14/09/2016 | 14:42

A radio presenter has carried out a social experiment to see if students nowadays are under more pressure.

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Emma Nolan joined 60,000 students in celebrating their Junior Cert results today.

The Beat 102-103 presenter sat this year’s Junior Cert English, Irish and Maths exams and received her results live on radio this morning.

Her honours English degree from the University of Limerick stood to her as she got 82pc; just 3pc off the much coveted ‘A’ grade.

Emma admitted she was most nervous about getting the results of her Ordinary Level Maths paper because she felt it was her weakest, but she managed to scrape a pass with a ‘D’ in the subject.

She also secured a ‘B’ in Irish, a subject which she loved studying in school.

The bubbly presenter will be celebrating with Waterford students this weekend as Beat 102-103 is hosting a massive results party this Friday night at Waves nightclub in Dungarvan and Emma herself will be spinning the tunes.

“I’m so relieved to have passed all three subjects and very much looking forward to the celebrations on Friday night and thanks to everyone for the support; it was a really nerve racking experience but fun too,” she said.

Beat Boss Gabrielle Cummins read out the results to Emma live on air and was over the moon. “I feel like a proud Mammy,” she beamed.

Blackwater Secondary School in Lismore, Co Waterford provided one on one tutorials to Ms Nolan over the course of seven weeks.

Beat even had students come live on air to offer her exam tips.

It appears sitting the Junior Cert the second time around was just as stressful as the first, with Emma saying she was actually quite nervous going “back to school!”

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