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57,000+ students will receive their Leaving Certificate results
today. Results will be available from schools from 9am or online on the State Examinations Commission website
This year marks the second year of the new grading system
where numerical grades have replaced the old alphabetical system. Six students have achieved eight H1s and 53 students achieved H1s in seven subjects with 189 achieving H1s in six subjects. Overall there was a 1.7% increase in the number of students achieving at least one H1 grade. Overall results
show no dramatic changes on last year. Results remain similar as exams are marked according to a bell curve which ensures that a similar proportion of students achieve a similar proportion of grades year-on-year.
The number of students taking Higher level Maths is at a record high this year with students hoping to achieve CAO bonus points for a minimum 40pc in honours maths. 7.7pc taking higher level received below 40% with just under 2% failing the higher-level paper. In contrast, the failure rate was just under 10% at ordinary level maths.
Almost 900 students sat the first ever exam in the new subject Politics and Society with a little over 6% having achieved the top result of a H1.
Minister for Education Richard Bruton has congratulated students on their results saying " Students receiving your results today, I want you to know that there are more opportunities now than ever before, to help you achieve your ambitions in life,” he said. “There are a number of pathways to further your education, whether you choose third level, a post-Leaving Cert course, or the apprenticeship and traineeship routes"
First round College offers will be made through the CAO next Monday. Students disappointed with their results should take their time and get advice when considering their options.
Check out helplines available and results resources