Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/08/2019. Tags: Parenting Teachers
Almost 59,000 students will receive their Leaving Certificate results
today. Results will be available from schools or online on the State Examinations Commission website
at 10 am. This is the first year the Examinations Commission is operating the new Candidate Self Service Portal
. Using the Portal, students will be able to access their results as well as apply to view scripts and submit Appeal
applications and view Appeal results.
For the first time also, from tomorrow (14th August) students will be able to login to the Self Service Portal a second time and view component results. For example students will be able to view the breakdown of markes between Papers I & 11 in relevant subjects or see the marks awarded to practical course work.
This year's results show a trend to more students taking higher level papers with over 68.4pc of exam papers taken now at higher level compared to 66.3pc two years ago. It is likely the increase is linked to the new grading changes brought in in recent years which favours student taking subject at higher level. A record 33pc, just over 18,000 students, took the higher level Maths paper with the majority of these securing the additinal 25 bonus CAO points for the subject.
Some notable achievements this year include:Five students have achived 8 H1s, with 56 achieving 7H1s.
2.9% of students who took higher level English received the highest grade, with 5.7% of of students receiving top marks in Irish and 6% getting the maximum points in Maths.
In Language subjects, 6.2% achieved the maximum grade in French with a .6% failure. In German 6.1% got top marks but 2% failed and in Spanish 7.7% got top Marks.
In higher level Biology, the numbers receiving a H1 dropped this years from 11.3% in 2018 to 7% this year
In History 6.7% of students achieved a H1 grade and in Georgraphy 3.7% achieved a H1
18% of the 54 students who took Latin received a H1
Minister McHugh has congratulated students saying "I want to congratulate everyone who sat the Leaving Certificate this year. It is another step through life but there are many more days and changes that will define your future. You should be very proud of your achievements.
There are many paths open to you, with a wide range of opportunities available in higher education, further education, post Leaving Certificate courses and apprenticeship and traineeship routes.
First round College offers will be made through the CAO next Thursday at 2pm. Students disappointed with their results should take their time and get advice when considering their options.
Check out helplines available and results resources on Schooldays.ie