Wednesday, August 18, 2010


20 Honours subjects and 10 pass 2010 !

A biology teacher who sat a record 30 Leaving Certificate subjects has spared his blushes by scoring top marks in his specialist topic.

Eoin Jackson from Co Waterford notched up 17 honours and 10 passes after sitting 41 papers to raise funds for his school.

But despite his outstanding results card, including an A1 in biology, the 35-year-old said he was frustrated by a fail in Hebrew studies.

"I passed biology by a long way but I teach that so I would want to," he said.

"The Hebrew got away from me - it's one of my only regrets.

"I put so much work into that, it would have been an unbelievable coup to get it."

Mr Jackson - who set a previous record when he passed 20 subjects in 1994 - admitted he had an attack of last-minute nerves when he received the envelope containing his grades.

"I hadn't been anxious at all in the run-up, but when I had those results in my hand and I was looking through them one by one I was nervous," he said.

Mr Jackson, who lives in Brownstown Head near Tramore, teaches at the XLc Project in Waterford.


  1. "he was frustrated by a fail in Hebrew studies"
    someone hit him a slap..

  2. I wonder how much money he raised? Does it say?

    Also, not to be unduly picky, if he had corrected biology papers in the past, this would have given him an unfair advantage.

    It would have been a bit embarrassing if he hadn't got an A1 in biology.

    Still, if more teachers spent the summer doing exams it would at least keep them off the ranks I guess.