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Leaving Cert Appeal Results are out

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound on 12/10/2016. Leaving Cert Appeal Results are outTags: Parenting Teachers

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has released the appeal results for the 2016 Leaving Certificate examination. The appeal results have also been transmitted electronically to the Central Applications Office and will be available to candidates on the SEC’s website, from 12:00 noon today.

In 2016, the Leaving Certificate examinations culminated in the issue of some 390,000 grades to 58,466 candidates. A total of 5,465 candidates made applications for appeals against 9,500 grades leading to 1,698 upgrades, which is 0.43% of all grades awarded in the 2016 Leaving Certificate examination. There was one result downgraded in the appeal process this year.

The greatest number of appeals were seen in higher level English and Biology with 1,511 appeals and Biology with 1,079.

Each year, the SEC uses the appeals process as a further quality assurance check on its processes underpinning the provisional results in August. This year, these checks have resulted in 94 candidates, who had not appealed their result, receiving an upgrade.

Candidates who are unhappy with their appeal results can appeal once more by completing an application form which they will receive with their appeal results. It is also possible to view the re-marked script on Saturday 22 October in SEC headquarters in Athlone.


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