Congratulations to the Class of 2021 who received their Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied results on September 3rd. After a senior cycle like no other during the last two years, the release of these long-awaited results finally ended months of hard work, uncertainty and speculation for the 78 young graduates and their families. All of us in Loreto College would like to congratulate all the students on achieving their Leaving Cert and rounding off their secondary education. We are very proud of you.
Patricia Baratu received the highest marks in the school, securing H1 grades in Biology, Chemistry and Business, while also achieving H2 grades in English and Maths. Patricia is hoping to study medicine, where her love of, and expertise in the sciences will stand her in good stead.
Aaishah Buzakhar achieved a brilliant 3 A1s in Art, English and Biology. She achieved H2 grades in all her other subjects and a distinction in LCVP (Leaving Cert Vocational Programme).
Chloe Pingol was delighted with her tally of results, in which she received H1s in French and Chemistry, and a distinction in LCVP. She hopes to further her study of Science in UCD.
There were other impressive results throughout the year group including a H1 in Higher Level Maths for Adina Seitan. Adina also achieved a H1 in Business. Eva Anino similarly achieved a H1 in Business, which she wants to study at 3rd level. In an adjacent Business field, Ifunanya Chukwuewuzie achieved a H1 in Economics, a subject she studied externally.
The highest grades, H1s were also achieved in History by Dawn Redmond, in Art by Princess Omozusi and in Russian by Erika Lebedeva. In Ms. Robinson’s Home Economics class, there were 3 top H1 grades for Grace Farrell, Kitti Gemes and Naomi Labour.
2021 was also the first in many years that we got to celebrate a set of Leaving Cert Applied results since the resumption of the programme in Loreto College in 2019. Out of the class of 18 students who achieved their LCA, eight students; Sagal Adan, Ciara Bennett, Ella May Canning, Megan Cochrane, Aaliyah Hutch, Amy McGrath, Shauna Nolan and Darcie O’Driscoll achieved distinctions. Congratulations girls, this is a terrific achievement.
There were impressive results throughout the year group, 25 students achieved over 400 points. Several students achieved hugely impressive results while overcoming personal challenges they experienced during the last 6 years. We are immensely proud of each and every one of you.
For students who sat the examinations, you can find out from Tuesday whether the result you receive was an accredited grade or a result from the June examination.
The school is available to you over the coming weeks if you need any advice, help or guidance. Appointments can be arranged with Ms. Clifford our Guidance Counsellor and Mr. Greene your Year Head. To ring Ms. Clifford directly, ring 0892348943. Contact Mr. Greene on TEAMS or by email email@example.com
If you would like further help or guidance from agencies outside school, please see below:
National Parents Council
The Leaving Certificate candidate helpline, at 1800 265 165, which is provided by the National Parents Council post-primary will be available from 11 am on 3 September for students to reach a guidance counsellor with any queries that they may have. This helpline will operate until after the CAO first round offers and is staffed by qualified guidance counsellors. Further details can be found at https://www.npcpp.ie/leaving-cert-helpline/
HSE/HSE-funded service providers will be available to support students through the provision of e-mental health services. https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/mental-health/covid-19/minding-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak.html
Wellbeing resources developed by the National Educational Psychological Service are available at www.gov.ie/leavingcert
State Examinations Commission
SEC Candidate helpline will be available at 1800 111135 or 1800 111136 from 9 am to 5 pm from 3 September to 13 September. Outside of these hours queries may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note this helpline is provided for queries relating to the Candidate Self Service Portal and the services provided through the portal.
Information available from the Central Applications Office (CAO) is available at www.cao.ie
Each student should already have received A Short Guide to the Accredited Grades Data Collection, National Standardisation and Quality Assurance Processes from the State Examinations Commission. The guide is also available by following this link www.gov.ie/LeavingCertificate.gov.ie A further guide for students Candidate Information Guide on Results and Appeals is also being made available to students.
If students or parents have any queries, please contact Mr. Greene on email@example.com or through TEAMS and he will respond to you as quickly as possible.