Nervous Kildare students get Junior Cert results this morning

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Nervous Kildare students get Junior Cert results this morning
7:30 Wednesday 13th of September 2017
Photo: Lauryn Herbert and Allanna Higgins at Piper's Hill College, Naas in 2015

More than 60,000 students will receive the results of their Junior Certificate exams today.

Pupils across Co Kildare will gather at their schools today as they await the envelope telling them how they fared

The results will be available from schools over the course of the day and online at from 4pm.

According to overall statistics, four students managed to score 12 A1's in Higher Level papers in the exams.

While 54 students in total got 11 or 10 A1's in the junior cycle exams.

In advance of celebrations later, the HSE warned that alcohol shouldn’t be involved in any celebrations.

A spokesperson said: "Parents can support young people to enjoy their success by organising a celebration at home or elsewhere, or to go to age-appropriate events where alcohol will not be an option.”

The Drinkaware group said parents, are the single strongest influence on young people’s attitudes towards alcohol and encouraged them to have a sit-down conversation about the subject.

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals (NAPD) congratulated the students on their results.

The organisation said: “The Junior Cert is an important milestone in a child’s journey through education. It marks the transition into study for further education at third level, and greater autonomy in their subject choice and knowledge specialisation.

“Today’s new senior cycle pupils are beginning their Leaving Cert study in an exciting time: Ireland’s education system is undergoing much-needed reform. The Leaving Cert’s Class of 2017 were the first to be graded using a new 1-8 scale, which reduced the pressure of the points race and encouraged more to take up higher-level papers.”

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