Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 09/12/2018. Tags: Parenting Teachers
Over 62,000 students across the country will be receiving their Junior Certificate Results
today - an increase of 1.5% on last year. Most students will have their results given to them by their schools during the day while the results will also be available online from 4pm on examinations.ie
47 students will find out that they achieved top marks of 11 As for all subjects. Since the roll out of the new Junior Cycle reforms, its no longer possible for students to take 12 subjects.
This is the second year that students were examined in the new English syllabus which is assessed and marked in a new way. Under this system, the old grade format of As, Bs and Cs has been replaced by awards ranging from distinction and higher merit to merit. Under the new award system, there is no longer a fail grade. Sutdents scoring below 40 per cent are deemed to have 'partially achieved' the subject. The new grading system will be extended to other subjects over the coming years.
A breakdown of Junior Certificate grades by subject for 2018 can be seen on examinations.ie here
In congratulating students today on their Junior Cycle results, The Minister for Educationa nd Skills, Richard Bruton TD said “I want to congratulate all those receiving their Junior Certificate/Cycle results today. The completion of your Junior Certificate/Cycle is an important milestone and lays the foundations for the next phase of your education. You are progressing through our education system at an exciting time, a time where there are more possibilities and options than ever before and I want to wish you every success in your studies.”
Teacher Unions have also offered their congratulations and ASTI President Breda Lynch has urged all students celebrating their Junior Cert results today toa ct responsibly saying "Today is a proud day for you, your parents and your teachers. In all celebrations, I urge you to be safe, act responsibly and keep your parents informed.”
For information on Junior Cert results and tips for parents on dealing with the 'disappointed student' or on planning appropriate celebrations, check out our Junior Certificate Results Section.