4,301 Donegal students will sit the Junior and Leaving Cert examinations this year, with more females than males sitting the Leaving Cert, but more males than females sitting the Junior Cert.
The vast majority of the students will sit the exams in one of the 28 second level schools in the county.
A total of 2,073 students are starting the Leaving Certificate exams in Donegal this morning, 1,052 female and 1,021 male. The vast majority of them are secondary school students, but a number are mature students who have studied through Donegal VEC's Adult Education programme.
106 students are sitting the Leaving Cert Applied, with males outnumbering females by 103 to 73.
2,228 students are sitting the Junior Certificate exams in the county, 1,071 of them female and 1,157 male.