Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 09/02/2019. Tags: Parenting Teachers
According to RTE, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has confirmed that the Junior Certificate Results
will be issued this year on Friday 4th October.
In previous years, Junior Certificate Results have usually been issued around the second wednesday in September so the date of 4th October is over two weeks later than normally expected by parents and students.
The delay has arisen from the additional workload arising from the new procedures to speed up the release of the Appeals arising from the Leaving Certificate Results . More than 9,000 candidates have made applications to appeal more than 17,000 grades this year which represents a 74% increase on the number of students appealing compared to last year, and an 87% increase on the actual number of grades appealed.
The changes to the Leaving Certificate appeals process follow on from a successful High Court challenge to appeal procedures this time last year. Rebecca Carter took a case to the High Court alleging an unreasonable delay in the processing of appeals after she narrowly missed out on a college place due to the slowness of the process.
Following a High Court ruling in her favour, the SEC introduced changes this year to speed up the appeals process results in a commitment to students to receive the outcome of any appeal more than three weeks earlier than previously, in mid-September. This change will allow Third Level institutions time to offer places to any student who may have missed out on a course due to points calculated on an incorrect grade. View Junior Certificate Results Resources