Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 23/11/2022. Tags: Parenting Teachers
67,130 Junior Cycle students will finally receive their examination results today. In previous years results would have issued in mid-September. However due to a shortage of examiners along with covid-related arrangements for the Leaving Certificate, Junior Certificate results have been delayed until now.
Commenting on the delay in issuing the results, the SEC has said the pandemic exacerbated pre-existing "significant difficulties" in recruiting teachers to mark exam papers. It has said the recruitment and retention of teachers is now an "urgent whole of system issue". According to the SEC, there were 1,270 written examiners for the Junior Cert this year, compared to 1,756 in 2019. There were 2,971 written examiners in total this year, down from 3,448 in 2019.
This is the first year since 2019, that examinations have been held and examination results issued. This year's results also mark the completion of the move from the old "Junior Certificate" system to the new Junior Cycle framework with all subjects examined as part of the new reformed programme.
Under the new curriculum, all subjects apart from Irish, English, and Mathematics are now examined at one Junior Cycle Common Level as opposed to Higher and Ordinary. Students will receive grades ranging from; Distinction, Higher Merit, and Merit, to; Achieved, Partially Achieved, or Not Graded. Students no longer receive a Junior Certificate but rather a 'Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement'
Results will be available online on the examinations.ie
website at 4pm but the results have also been posted to school Principals. Students have until Wednesday 30 November to appeal the results. Marking schemes will be published later this week. A unique PIN and their examination number have been issued to schools for each candidate already, to enable them access online results.
Minister for Education Norma Foley and Minister of State for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan have today (23 November) congratulated the 67,130 Junior Cycle examination candidates who will receive their results today.
Minister Foley said:
“I would like to sincerely congratulate over 67,000 of you on receiving your Junior Cycle examinations results. This is a significant milestone in your education journey. Today, some 594,000 grades across 21 individual subjects are being issued and I want to sincerely wish all of you getting your results the very best.
“Throughout your school life, each of you will have learned so much and will have developed a myriad of talents, skills and ambitions that will pave the way as you embark on the next stage of your education journey.
“I want to congratulate each and every one of you again on reaching this major milestone in your life and best wishes for your next steps.
Check out our 'Results'
section on Schooldays.ie for resources to support parents and students through results day