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Leaving Cert Results 2021

6th September 2021

CCC are delighted to announce the best results in the schools history! The top performer was Mickey O’Reilly who is going to read Chemistry and Chemical science in UCD Chemistry in UCD got over 600 points.  

The achievement of the students reflects their outstanding resilience and hard work despite the challenges of completing their Leaving Certificate during the pandemic. As a group they have set an incredibly high standard for the following year groups to emulate. 10% of CCC LC students got over 500 points with 34% of them receiving over 400 points in comparison to 21% last year. This highlights the improvement shown in achievement over time and the school is looking forward to welcoming these students back to speak to the other students when the restrictions are eased further.  

The school takes great care in ensuring that results are not the sole focus for any student. Being a good person and looking after others is held in high regard. The school works very hard on being a values driven organisation and educates the students the about the importance of kindness, integrity, hard work and respect before excellence in education can be achieved.  

As the school welcomed its highest amount of 1st years this year, the signs are very promising as we wait for four prefabs to help accommodate the students as the final stages of the 3,773m squared of additional school buildings are being developed.  

Additionally, the school are also working hard on developing the curriculum and with 10% of French students getting H1’s, it bodes well for the school's latest addition of another teacher into the languages department. The school now offers French and German for the first time in its History and also have introduced Portuguese for Transition Years. 

Students who attend Castlepollard CC have the opportunity to complete all traditional subjects in addition to Ag Science, Additional Maths, Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Construction Studies, DCG, Engineering, Music, Art and Home Economics all up to Leaving Cert level.  

The Chairperson of the Board of Management, Donie Cassidy, also wished to congratulate everyone. He stated “It is an incredibly successful day for the teachers, parents and students on what has been a very successful start to Wayne’s tenure as principal of the college since October 2020. The college is the gateway to the world for our students and for all the families in North Westmeath. It is a testament to everyone's hard work during these unprecedented times that despite the challenging times, the children were able to achieve so highly. I commend everyone on their efforts and the board of management will continue to do everything we can to support Wayne and the staff to develop the college even further in the coming years”. 

Mr Walsh would like to thank all the staff, parents and families for their persistent hard work in support of the students and school last year. It is extremely reassuring to know that the whole community is behind the work that we are doing at the school. The school will continue to try and deliver an education that keeps getting better and better in order to serve the people of North Westmeath. 


Here is a list of students who achieved the highest points. 

Naoise Maccabe  

Lauren Fitzimons will go on to study psychology at UCD, 

Shauna Cribbon teaching in Maynooth 

Elisha Gavigan Nutrition in Sligo,  

Evan Roddy Music in Trinity,  

Emma O’Hara - Classics, English and History at UCD. 

Sarah Gurren  

Niamh Clarke  

Sairse Butler  

Ciara Boyle 

Mikayla Flynn 

Conor Sheridan 

Nathan Smyth  

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