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Junior Cert results day for Kilkenny students

Junior Cert results day for Kilkenny students”

Students in English will receive grades Distinction, Higher Merit and Merit as opposed to the A, B, C grades awarded in other subjects.

The number of students achieving top marks in the Junior Certificate has fallen this year.

Some 3,240 students in the county will receive the results of last June's exams from their schools today.

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

However some students may have blank spaces in those boxes because of the opposition to the junior cycle changes by the ASTI resulting in its members refusing to co-operate with such assessments.

Research done by Behaviour and Attitudes revealed that more parents - from 9pc in 2015 to 15pc this year - now believe it is acceptable for children to drink alcohol at home before the age of 15.

The HSE, however, says that alcohol shouldn't be involved in any celebrations.

Five pupils at one Limerick school are celebrating after they each achieved nine As in the in their Junior Cert exams.

Alcohol watchdog Drinkaware has warned students the earlier they begin drinking, the more of an affect it will have on their mental health.

"While these exams are undoubtedly important, they are not the be all and end all".

"I would like to wish all students receiving their results this morning the very best of luck".



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