Two students in Portlaoise CBS have received higher than 600 points in the Leaving Cert results announced today while a further 15 have broken the 500-point barrier.
DJ White got the maximum 625 while Marc Bracken got 601.
DJ, whose dad Adrian is a teacher in the school as well as a past pupil, is hoping to go to UL to do physiotherapy while Marc is planning on studying law.
Both students went into the school this morning to get their results – though with results available online and Electric Picnic on, many opted not to go to the school.
“We are delighted with the results considering many of these students did not sit their Junior Cycle Exams as well as the fact that there was a lot of class time lost due to Covid,” said Portlaoise CBS principal Maura Murphy.
“Many students are going on to study law, computer science courses, biomedical science, pharmacy and accounting.
“The staff of St Mary’s CBS are so proud of them all and we wish them every success in your future.”