Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 03/09/2021. Tags: Parenting Teachers News
61,000+ Leaving Certificate students receive their Leaving Certificate Results today after 10am. The figure of 61,000 includes over 3,000 students who sat the alternative Leaving Certificate Applied programme. While grades this year are up an average of 2.4 % on last year's grades, there are substantially higher increases in many higher level subjects which may lead to a rise in points for many college courses when CAO offers issue next Tuesday.
This year's results arise from a combination of examination reults and accredited grades which students receiving whichever is the higher. The majority of students opted for a combination of both. Students will not know today whether the results they achieved is from the examination or the Accredited Grades. They will have to wait until the Candidate Portal re-opens on 7th September for further data on both sets of results.
An example of some of the substantial increases of H1s can be seen in the following subjects with many other subjects, particularly science subjects, seeing similar increases:H1s in English - up by 3.2% from 4.4% to 7.6% of all candidates
H1s in Maths - up by 6.5% from 8.6% to 15.1% of all candidates
H1s in History - up by7 7.2% from 11% to 18.2% of all candidates
H1s in Biology - up by 5.8% from 11.6% to 17.4 of all candidates
The State Examinations Commission (SEC) says that estimated marks submitted by schools this year were generally higher than last year.
Most of those estimated marks did not change as a result of the national standardisation process. However 17% of teachers' marks were downgraded, while 6% were increased.
Minister for Education Norma Foley paid tribute to the resilience of students over the course of the pandemic. “I would like to congratulate each and every one of the students who will receive their results today.” “Today is the reward for all your efforts throughout the past number of years.”
There are very tight deadlines this year for applying to view scripts (from 5pm 7th September) and to submit Appeals (from 9am Sat 11 September) - View all the important dates and information on the Schooldays Leaving Certificate Results Section
First round CAO offers will issue on Tuesday 7th September . The Department of Further and Higher Education revealed earlier this year that there will be an additional 1,250 places made available on high-demand courses in third level institutions. This does not include the 1,415 additional places announced through the Human Capital Initiative.