Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 12/08/2015. Tags: Parenting Education
Today, some 57,929 students will find out their Leaving Certificate results
which means anxious times for both them and their parents.
A press release
from the state examinations, who congratulated the students, reveal some of today’s findings on the results for 2015.
Here are some of the statistics released by the State Examination Commision
today:The overall number sitting the examinations has increased by 1.6% from 56,990 candidates in 2014 to 57,929 in 2015.
Results show that 6.4% of those who sat the higher Irish achieved full points.
In Maths, 5.1% of students got A1s, up 1% percentage point on 2014, despite the proportion of students failing Maths is still rising for the third year in a row.The failure rate has risen to 5.2 per cent, up from 4.2 per cent last year, 3.3 per cent in 2013 and 2.3 per cent in 2012. C1 was the most common grade in both ordinary and higher papers.
In Irish the common grade in higher level were Bs and Cs in both ordinary and higher level with C1 the most common grade at ordinary level.
In English few students failed, and B3 the most common result among the ordinary paper at 15.6% and C2 the most common grade at higher level.
Physics and Chemistry had the highest rate of no grade (NG) among the subjects with 8.7% of students failing to register on the exam.
The highest rate of A1s this year was in Russian, closely followed by Latin, with a number of student scoring in Lithuanian and Polish.
Helplines and Supports
Check out our dedicated Leaving Certificate 2015 results page for Helplines & Supports.