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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Kanturk students happy with results

Sheila Fitzgerald

Published 16/08/2014 | 00:00

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AT Scoil Mhuire Mercy Secondary School in Kanturk, 51 students sat the Leaving Cert and "all were very happy leaving the school with their results which is down to their hard work and the support of their parents," Principal Miriam Downey said.

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"One in four of our students did higher level maths and every single one of them was successful, so we're really delighted about that and, of course, they also got the bonus points, which is great," said Miriam.

She explained that Scoil Mhuire was one of the pilot schools for Project Maths so students were very much up to speed with the subject, and also that the 3D Printer which the school purchased last year was an invaluable resource for students as they prepared for the Leaving Cert.

Popular third level choices at Scoil Mhuire this year are veterinary, nursing, primary school teaching, sciences and computer courses.

Meanwhile, across town at Coláiste Treasa Principal John Murphy described the results as "exceptional".

"We had 75 doing the Leaving Cert this year and 15% of our students got over 500 points," John said.

Quite a few are going for teaching, several are going to UCC to study commerce, genetics, finance, accounting, financial maths, and business information systems, some are heading for UCD to pursue veterinary courses, while others will study mechanical engineering at UL.

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