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Leaving Cert results - 4000+ fail Maths


Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 17/08/2016. Leaving Cert results - 4000+ fail MathsTags: Education And Politics Parenting Teachers


Today is an anxious day for parents and students receiving leaving certificate results. While those who applied to College won’t know until next Monday whether they have secured their preferred option, the results today will give them a good indication as to whether they are likely to get an offer.

Best of luck from all at Schooldays.ie to both parents and students waiting on results this morning and make sure to check out our Leaving Cert Results Page for support & advice!

While this year’s results are broadly in line with previous years some notable points this year are:

  • The numbers sitting the Leaving Cert exam are up for the third year running with over 58,000 receiving results this morning.

  • More than 4,000 students have failed their Leaving Cert maths exams. The failure rate at ordinary level maths is over 9%

  • A record 15,000 students, 28%, took the higher level maths paper. Over 95% received a minimum of Grade D or higher on the honours paper

  • 12% (6,478) of students sat foundation level maths – a jump from 5,613 last year

  • No student received nine A1s this year while six students received eight A1s and 40 students received seven A1s.

    While a grade D in ordinary level Maths is a minimum requirement for many third-level courses, there are opportunities in many colleges for student to sit a 'second-chance' maths exam. Parents and students should check out these opportunities before making decisions about repeating the leaving cert.

    Helplines and Supports

    Check out our dedicated Schooldays.ie Leaving Certificate 2016 Results Page for Helplines & Support


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