Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 18/10/2023. Tags: Parenting Teachers
2023 is the first time that the number of candidates taking Junior Cycle tests has surpassed 70,000 with 70,727 receiving their Junior Cycle results today. Schools will be making results available to students today at a time decided by individual schools. Results will also become available online to students at 4pm today on examinations.ie.
2023 is also only the second year that all candidates have sat exams under the full reformed Junior Cycle curriculum. Assessment procedures were adjusted once again this year to reflect the disruption caused to learning during the pandemic. Last year results did not issue until late November. However the recruitment of additional examiners and higher pay rates along with the use of online marking has allowed for the earlier release of results this year. It is expected that 629,189 grades will be issued today across 21 individidual subjects.
Students will receive grades ofDistinction (90-100 %),
Higher Merit (75-89%)
Partially Achieved (20-39 %)
Not graded (0-19%).
In this year's results only 2-4% will receive Distinctions, with 18-38% receiving higher Merits. The broader pattern of results is similar to last year. A Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement issues to students at a later date and reports on all their areas of learning including classroom-based assessments, short courses as well as exam results.
In another change to previous years, Schools can this year access the results in digital format through the SEC's schools portal from 9am and can then print off candidate results.