Nearly 59,000 students will receive their Leaving Cert results today, either online or at their schools.
Five students will open their results to discover they got 8 H1s in their final year exams.
While 56 students achieved 7 top grades at higher level.
The State Examinations Commission says this years results are broadly inline with previous years.
However the number of candidates who failed ordinary level maths rose from almost 8 per cent last year, to just under 11 per cent this year.
There was a marginal improvement in the number of students who passed higher level maths.
7.2 per cent failed this year, compared to 7.5 last year.
For the first time this year students had the option to delay their exam and sit an alternative paper if they suffered a bereavement - with 40 student needing to avail of the facility