Vice Principal of Carrignafoy Community College, Elma Twomey with Junior Cert Class of 2016

Wednesday 13 September was Junior Cert results day for over 60,000 students.
This is the first year the students had a new grading system in English, where they received distinction, merit and achieved as opposed to the traditional A, B or C.
More students took higher papers in Maths and Irish nationally, a result that was mirrored right across East Cork.
1 in 3 students took the optional oral Irish exam, results of which are due to be published later today Thursday 14 September.
St Colemans Community College Midleton Principal Karen Casey said more students are opting for higher papers because of higher expectations of students, excellent teaching and learning.
The head teacher congratulated the students and their parents for excellent results in the exams.
In Carrignafoy Community College Cobh, there was a fantastic atmosphere in the school, in recognition of the superb results received by the Junior Certificate class of 2016.
Elma Twomey Deputy Principal at the college paid tribute to the students who worked diligently over the three years of their Junior Certificate course and she also praised their parents and teachers who supported and mentored them along the way.
For Many East Cork Schools this year's results are in line with previous years.
Minister Richard Bruton congratulated the students on their results but urged them to celebrate responsibly.