Diane Birnie (Principal) and Andrew Purcell (Deputy Principal) said that standard of results that students achieved this year in the Junior Certificate were outstanding. We had 139 students taking their examinations this year.
Particular mention goes to Darragh Bacon and Oisín O’Sullivan who achieved 8 As and 2 Bs in higher level subjects and also to Olivia Walsh, Beatrice Black, Lorna Doherty, David Donnelly, Matthew Graham, Isabel Houlihan, Aoife Mahon, Michael Carron, Alex O’Shaughnessy, Kevin Wang, Kishore Muthu, Luke Neville, Jessica Odidison, Ciara Carbury, Garvan Coleman and Oisín Ford who were among our top achievers achieving at least 3 A grades at higher level subjects.
Year Head Ms Casey and tutors joined in congratulating the students and students were anxious to contact parents and to thank teachers. In an assembly, Ms Casey, Ms Birnie and Mr Purcell reminded students that this is a learning experience – “Don’t forget to ‘Breathe’ (the TY theme for this year) as you open your envelope. Look for the positive in what you see first and then consider what you have learned from this experience. What you learn from having completed the Junior Certificate you can take with you into your preparations for senior cycle.” Students were advised about celebrating safely this evening at an assembly yesterday.
Results in Maths show that over 65% of students took the higher level paper in Lucan Community College with 80% of these achieving either an A, B or C grade. The Music department were celebrating with 54% grade A’s and B’s out of the students taking Higher Level Music. 100% of students took higher level metalwork with 95% achieving an A, B or C grade. 94% of students took Higher Level Home Economics with 70% of student achieving an A or B grade. Of all of the examinations taken at higher level across all of the subjects over 70% of the grades achieved were at A, B or C level. We are delighted that students are choosing appropriate subject levels based on teacher advice.
While statistics show the overall success of this year group, we celebrate in particular the individual achievements of students who overcame challenges and setbacks and we appreciate the help and support given to them along the way. We also remember those who could not be with us today. The Junior Cert class of 2016 can justifiable celebrate three years of hard work and effort.
Well done to all of the teachers, parents and support staff who supported our students in their preparation for their examinations. In short Lucan Community College is extremely proud of this group of students and looks forward to seeing what they accomplish during the Transition Year.
Enrolment for 1st year 2018 is now open. Application forms will be delivered to those primary schools that are listed as prioritised in our Enrolment Policy. Forms can also be collected from the school office. Applications must be fully completed and returned by hand to the front office by the Closing Date for applications which is 4.30pm, Friday 28th October 2016. Any applications received after that date will be categorised as late applications and will not be processed until all on-time applications have been dealt with. All potential students must apply even those with siblings in the school. Our full Enrolment policy can be read here.
Interested in taking up a new activity for the New Year? Our Adult Education classes are about to restart for the Autumn Term. Our brochure has been widely distributed in the Lucan area and is also available from the college office. Enrolment takes place on Tuesday 13th Sept 2016 and you can also enrol on-line here. Why not try something new this year? Classes start on Monday 26th Sept and Tuesday 27th Sept.
Lucan Community College is extremely happy with the standard of results that our students achieved. We had more than one hundred and fifty graduates this year including Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied candidates. Well done to all of the students who worked hard and tried their best. Teachers were on hand to congratulate students on their achievements and to wish them well in their future endeavours.
Parents/guardians gave great support to the students throughout their second level education and especially during the examination period and the college appreciates their involvement. The college thanks the students for the wonderful attitude they brought to their last few weeks in the college and hopes that the future holds wonderful things in store for them all. We also thank the parents and guardians who supported the students throughout their time with us.
Mr O’Connor, year head, commented “I am very proud of the results achieved in the Leaving Cert. It is great to see the students getting their just rewards for their hard work. Best of luck to all of our graduates.”
Principal Ms Birnie and Deputy Principal Mr Purcell offered particular congratulations to top achievers Eric Neville who amassed 7 A1s and 1 A2 – one of the top results in the country – and to Abraham Odukoya who achieved 5 A1s and 1 A2. Other students who achieved extremely high points include Heather Wright, James Burns, Helen Mok, Ben Healy, Eric Greene, David Kilroy, Ravshan Khamdamov, Roisin Medina-McNamara, Sean Buckley, Jack O’Connor, Katie Williams, Sean McGarrigle, Ciaran Courtney, and Gemma Curtis Burke.
Ms Birnie said “The class of 2016 were a spirited bunch and contributed to school life in academic, awareness-raising, artistic, sporting and other endeavours. I know that with results like this, they are going to continue to contribute to their community and to society in the future”. She also mentioned the Leaving Certificate Applied students of class Walcott who as a class achieved 2 distinctions and 9 merits – “an outstanding set of results and particular congratulations to Shannon Knowles and Sophie O’Sullivan who worked steadily over the two years and achieved the highest LCA results in the college.
Other students also achieved personal best results or overcame great adversity and should be proud of their achievements. The college is delighted that the college went against the national trend in that a very small number of students failed Mathematics.
Mr Purcell reminded students who may not have achieved their desired results to engage in the process of viewing scripts and to seek advice from guidance counsellors and support agencies as there are many paths open to students.
The class of 2016 will celebrate their Debs function on Friday 9th September.