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Offaly students to receive Junior Cert results today

Offaly students to receive Junior Cert results today

Today (Wednesday) is Junior Cert results day for 1,114 students in Kilkenny.

English results show a slight increase in the numbers achieving an honours grade.

The overall number sitting the exams across the country rose by 2.3 per cent this year to more than 61,500.

As were down in higher French, German, History and Geography.

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This is the first year that the new Framework for Junior Cycle has been in place for students, affecting just one subject, the English paper. Today marks the completion of your junior cycle and it is a proud moment for yourselves, your parents and your teachers.

Students can also access their results through the on-line examination results service on from 4pm today.

The Teachers' Union of Ireland is congratulating pupils, and says it's important they go on to complete their Leaving Cert.

"They were quite shocked seeing the nine As this morning but their hard work clearly paid off, and they can now enjoy transition year and look forward to starting fifth year, next year", said Tom Prendergast, prinicpal of Ardscoil Rís. Family members, in particular parents, are the single strongest influence on young people's attitudes towards alcohol.