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Leaving Cert results are out!

Wednesday, 16th August, 2017 10:55am

Do you hear that collective sigh of relief? It’s the sound of 58,000 plus students receiving their Leaving Cert results this morning across the country.

6,389 Cork students are receiving their results across Cork city and county today. 3,141 female and 3,248 male students are collecting their results this morning. It’s the first year of a new grading system too.
Of the candidates who sat Leaving Certificate examinations this year, 55,770 candidates followed the Leaving Certificate (Established) programme, of which 14,025 followed the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme.
A further 2,773 candidates followed the Leaving Certificate Applied Programme, 211 of these were Cork candidates.
There has been an upward shift in participation rates at Higher Level across almost all subjects.
While the overall range of results obtained in 2017 remain broadly in line with those of previous years, the shift in candidature to Higher Level consequentially has had some impact on the results profiles at both Higher and Ordinary levels.
This is evident at the lower grades at Higher Level and the upper grades at Ordinary level.
A new grading system was applied to all Leaving Certificate subjects in 2017.
The new grading system reduces the number of grades from 14 in the old system, which was in place since 1992, to eight under the revised arrangements.
There has been no change in the examination standards of the Leaving Certificate, rather the change relates to how candidates’ results are reported to them through the new grading system.
The new system ranges from H1 to H8 for higher level and O1 to O8 to ordinary level.

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