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by Aishling Conway

Dublin Gazette photographer Alison O’Hanlon was on hand yesterday to snap the relieved students at Portmarnock Community School as they finished English Paper 1.

Students were on high and felt very happy and said they were prepared for the rest of the week

Due to the disruption surrounding the Covid 19 virus and various lockdowns over the past 15 months, students also have access to calculated grades based on estimated marks supplied by their teachers.

Daniel Maddock and Jack Irwin

While there is no national figures to reflect what percentage of students will opt to sit exams ahead of choosing the calculated route, in one example taking at a school, over half indicated they would sit the English exam, 70 per cent indicated they would sit Leaving Cert Maths papers with less than four in ten saying they would opt to sit the Irish tests.

Mathew Crawley, Ste Campbell, Cian Foran and Jamie Kavanagh

The Dublin Gazete sends its best to all students either sitting or electing for calculated grades. The results to the 60,000 students will be issued in early September this year.

Abbie Cole and Ryan Whelan

Ciaran Hegarty and Emma Rouine

PHOTOS – ALISON O’HANLON

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