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Junior Cert Results Date Announced

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 18/10/2022. Junior Cert Results Date AnnouncedTags: Parenting Teachers

The State Examinations Commission (SEC), intends to issue the 2022 Junior Cycle examination results to candidates on Wednesday 23 November 2022.

Noting the very significant examiner shortages which affected marking at both Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle this year, the SEC has been making every effort to complete the marking in all subjects so that these results can issue.

This year’s Junior Cycle results will be available in schools on Wednesday 23 November 2022. Candidates can also access their results online from 4pm on that date noting that the online service is not intended to replace the valuable results service and advice provided by schools at results issue time.

The SEC appreciates that candidates and their parents/guardians may be disappointed that these results are issuing later than normal. This has arisen due to a combination of factors which include a later issue date for the Leaving Certificate results and, most especially, the impact of a shortage of teachers to mark the examinations over the summer marking period. In most subjects, the number of teachers available to undertake roles as examiners was less than the number required to mark that subject within the normal summer marking window. In all subjects, marking continued for an extended period of time in the summer and with many examiners agreeing to take on additional scripts to mark.

In a small number of subjects, in which the examiner supply challenges were most acute, it was not possible to complete the marking and the marking process is ongoing. Marking in these subjects is being undertaken at this time by examiners who had been marking during the summer with these teams supplemented by other teachers qualified to mark in the relevant subjects including teachers who had marked at Leaving Certificate this year. Unlike in the summer marking period, teachers are in schools during the day and only available to mark at evenings and weekends.

The SEC has an absolute responsibility to examination candidates to ensure that their work is marked to the highest standards of quality and integrity and the Commission must be able to stand over the results it issues each year. The SEC is extremely grateful for the significant efforts of those teachers who undertook the crucial role of marking the state examinations this year. In advance of the 2023 examinations, the SEC will be reviewing with all of the stakeholders how best to ensure the availability of teachers in the required numbers to complete this important examination work.

Junior Cycle Statistics 68,408 candidates entered for this year’s Junior Cycle examinations with over 550,000 individual subject entries in 21 different subjects. The number of candidates entered this year is 5% more (+c.3500) than the number of candidates in 2019 when examinations were last held for all candidates.

On line Results Service Junior Cycle results will be available in schools and candidates can also access their results online from 4pm on Wednesday 23 November 2022. Access to the service via requires the use of an examination number and a unique candidate Personal Identification Number. The PIN and examination numbers required to access the service will issue in advance to schools. The online service is not intended to replace the valuable results service and advice provided to candidates by schools at results issue time.

Source: Examinations Commission Press Release



(19/10/2022 11:29)

ISSU Statement : The ISSU Welcomes the Announcement of the Junior Certificate 2022 Results Date

The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union (ISSU) welcomes the announcement from the State Examination Commission (SEC), confirming the release date for the 2022 Junior Cycle Examination Results. Results from the Junior Cycle Examinations will be available to candidates on the 23rd of November in school and online from 4pm. The ISSU gladly received news that students will be able to receive a physical copy of their Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPOA), something that was not possible for the Leaving Certificate Class of 2022.

Students have been eagerly awaiting this announcement and the ISSU is adamant that, with a results date in sight, it will bring much needed clarity to students. The ISSU recognises the causes for the delay in the correcting of the Junior Cycle Examinations, namely the shortage of SEC contract examiners. All education stakeholders, including the ISSU, agreed that it was necessary to prioritise the correction of the Leaving Certificate Examinations to ensure they were corrected and results were issued on time for CAO offers. The ISSU notes that there was a 30% reduction in SEC contract examiners in 2022 for Junior Cycle, compared to 2019, and this has contributed, in no small part, to the delay in the Junior Certificate exam results.

Speaking on the announcement, ISSU Uachtarán Caitlin Faye Maniti said:

“The Junior Cycle Class of 2022 have gone through many phases of uncertainty over the past two years, but they have prevailed. The achievement of the completion of a full Junior Cycle Examination, coming off the back of two years of uncertainty and worry, is something to be applauded. While students are relieved to hear this long awaited announcement, there is disappointment on the delay in correction, but a sigh of relief within the student body as they can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Also speaking on the announcement, ISSU Disability Officer Eva Grace, a fifth year student awaiting their Junior Cycle results said:

“It is such a relief to have the date for issuing of results given. We will finally have some closure to that chapter of our education and refocus ourselves on the years ahead of us. Many of my peers, including myself, have been anxious about when the results date would be. For those students who progressed into Fifth Year, it will be helpful to guide us as to which levels we should complete our subjects at Leaving Certificate at. For those in Transition Year, these results will guide their subject choice for the Leaving Certificate. Finally, for early school leavers, it is essential that they have their JCPOA for future employment needs. I’m really excited to get my results back.”

The ISSU wishes all candidates awaiting results on the 23rd of November the very best of luck, and we encourage any students with concerns to get in touch with the ISSU at

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