Friday , September 17 2021

Cork student ‘over the moon’ with eight H1s

A Cork student is “over the moon” after taking eight H1s this Friday.

Cobh’s Alex Lynch earned top marks in every Leaving Cert he took; English, Irish, Mathematics, French, Biology, Chemistry, Economics and Accounting.

He chose to take both the accredited grades and each exam.

Alex owes his success to his teachers and hard work. He wants to continue studying medicine and hopes to receive an offer from the university next week.

“Last year, there was the opportunity to slip with Covid, but the teachers really did everything.

“We had round-the-clock online sessions to keep us going, and it took a lot of effort and thankfully it paid off.”


“There has been a lot of disruption this year,” he added.

“Sometimes it was a little frustrating because you were hearing different reports.

“Some people said exams would be cancelled, some said it would just predict grades, some said it could be a hybrid model.”

“It was uncomfortable at times, but once we got clarity, it was full throttle.”

A student at Christian Brothers College, Cork, Alex was among a significant number of students with the highest grades in the school.

Nine students scored 625 and 16 students scored more than 600.

In senior Mathematics, 35 students in the school received an H1, and in Applied Mathematics another 17 students received an H1.

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