Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 14/09/2016. Tags: Parenting Teachers
Over 60,000 students are due to get their Junior Cert results
today with the overall numbers sitting the exam up 1.2 per cent on last year. Results are usually issued in the schools late morning and are available online after 4pm on Examinations.ie
Education Minister, Richard Burton, has said
that this year’s results were “generally in keeping with previous years”. 55% of students took the higher level maths paper with today’s results showing an improvement in the subject at higher level. The number of As in the three main subjects of Maths, Irish and English is up on recent years but in general trends remain much the same. Six students received the max of 12As this year as compared to 12 last year.
Students can appeal
their results but it must be done through their schools and a fee of €32 is charged per subject.
The Minister said, "Congratulations to everyone today receiving their Junior Certificate results. The wait between June and now has no doubt been long for you and your families, but I hope that the results today reflect the hard work you have put into your studies. The Junior Certificate marks an important milestone in every student's second level education. For most, it represents their first experience of the formal examination process.” The Minister urged students to enjoy their celebrations
with their families and friends sensibly and responsibly.
Similarly the ASTI President, when congratulating students, urged all students celebrating their Junior Cert results today to act responsibly: “Today is a proud day for you, your parents and your teachers. In all celebrations, I urge you to be safe, act responsibly, and keep your parents informed.”
This year is the last year of the traditional Junior Certificate which is to be replaced next eyar with the Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) which is a mix of exam grades and other learning achievements assessed in the schools. However, while English is the first subject in which students are expected to do school-based assessments, non-co-operation by the ASTI means that around 50% of current third year students have not undertaken the assessment process.
Visit our Junior Cert Results Resources page here