Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 10/09/2014. Tags: Education And Politics Parenting Teachers
Minister for Education & Skills, Jan O’Sullivan has congratulated
the 60,327 students who will receive their Junior Certificate results today, with results showing that more than half of all students are switching to higher maths.
The results, which will be released in the schools this morning and will also be available online at 4pm today
, have seen an increase by 1% of total students sitting their Junior Cert; an increase that has been growing steadily for the last decade.
The switch to higher maths has been fueled by the 25 extra CAO bonus points students will receive if they complete their Leaving Cert
with the higher paper.
The bonus points were introduced in 2012, which has been immediately successful in luring students to the higher maths paper with record number of Leaving Cert students passing the paper this summer.
The bonus point scheme was created to lure students back to subjects like science and maths which are in high demand by Irish engineering and technology industries who want to attract and supply more investment by foreign companies with high quality technology graduates.
Other subjects such as honors English and Irish have also seen a rise in student numbers partaking this year. This year, 75pc of Junior Cert English candidates opted for higher level, compared with 73pc last year, and 70pc in 2011.
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