Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 09/09/2015. Tags: Education And Politics Parenting Teachers
Nearly 60,000 Junior Cert students will receive their results
to across Ireland this morning and according to State Examination Commision ( SEC) there have been interesting results so far.
There has been a rise in students taking higher Maths paper and in Irish, however overall there has been little change in the English, Irish and Maths in recent years. Here’s the early provisional reports on results according to SEC:
- Higher Irish paper saw slightly higher grades in Bs than Cs compared to last year.
- In English results were similar to 2014 with slight decrease in students getting higher level A result than that of last year.
- Mixed results with maths with more students taking the higher level paper this year (2%) than 2014, however the number of students receiving D grade on the the ordinary exam has risen by 4% compared to 2014.
See the statistics here:
Minister for Education Jan O'Sullivan congratulated students today, according to Dept of Education press release. She added, “I would like to acknowledge the work of the teachers in preparing their students over the three year cycle and also acknowledge the key role that parents and the wider family play in supporting the students.”
‘The Minister stated that she very much welcomed the continual rise in the number of students sitting the optional oral Irish exam. The numbers taking the optional Irish has risen from 339 in 2007 to 16,529 this year. Also, the numbers sitting the optional oral in other languages, such as Spanish and Italian have also risen which is to be welcomed.’
Students hoping to appeal their results must do so through their schools, with the applications to be received by the SEC
no later than 5pm on Friday 25 September.
Don't forget to visit our Junior Cert Results
page for advice and important dates.