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Two Portlaoise students score seven H1s as Leaving Cert results announced

Niamh Crowley and Thomás Dunne

This is an unbelievable achievement.

Two Laois students have scored full marks in the 2020 Leaving Cert results which have been announced this morning.

Thomás Dunne of St Mary’s CBS in Portlaoise and Niamh Crowley of Scoil Chriost Ri have bagged seven H1s – the highest possible mark that you can receive.

Ballyfin-Portlaoise native Dunne hopes to go on to study Medicine in NUIG later this year after sitting the HPAT exams in February.

Niamh Crowley is from Emo and the accomplished Ladies footballer hopes to study Economics and Finance in UCD.

60,000 Leaving Cert students received their calculated grades this morning online this morning – the first time that students didn’t sit exams.

This year’s calculated grades process has produced grades that are on average 4.4% higher than those of last year, according to aggregate data published by the Department of Education.

Across Higher Level papers, the proportion of H1 grades awarded is up by 3% compared to last year, from 5.9% of the total to 8.9%.

The proportion of H1 and H2 grades awarded is up by 5%, from one in five grades (20.9%) to one in four (25.9%).

At Ordinary Level, the number of O1 and O2 grades awarded has increased by 3.5%.

The CAO offers will be out for all students on Friday.

Congratulations to all who have received their results this morning.

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.