Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 02/09/2022. Tags: Parenting Teachers News
61,000+ Leaving Certificate students receive their Leaving Certificate Results today after 10am. The figure of 61,000 includes 3,051 students who sat the alternative Leaving Certificate Applied programme and 12,452 who opted for the Leaving Certificte Vocational Programme.
This is the first time in 3 years that all students sat exams and there will be no predicted grades. Students however did have a greater choice on exam papers and had to answer fewer quetions to compensate for the disruptions to their education during the pandemic. A second sitting was also provided thi year for students who were unable to sit the June examinations due to illness or bereavement. 397 candidates took up this option.
Minister Foley made a promise to this year's students that their results would in aggregate be no lower than last year's students.All papers were marked in the normal way, however, as a result Minister's commitment, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has added marks to the exam scores achieved by all candidates receiving results today had marks have been adjusted upwards on a sliding scale to ensure that this years results were no lower than last year's. Adjustments were applied across all subjects and levels, according to the SEC. Marks have been boosted by an average of 5.6%. A 'linear adjustment' was made across all subjects and levels, with more marks added towards the lower of the reulsts scale compared to the top.
For example, a student who scored 50 out of 100 had seven extra points added, while a top score of 100 out 100 attracted just three additional points. No marks were adjusted downward and the SEC has advised that all students who were at the same score in each subject/level following the marking process moved to the same score following the application of the adjustment.
Universities have expressed concern that the inflated grades were making it harder for colleges to identify top students for high-pint courses and as a result, universities may have to use random selection across many high-point courses when CAO round one offers are released on Thursday, September 8th.
There are very tight deadlines this year for applying to view scripts (10th September) and to submit Appeals (from 9am Sat 10 September) - View all the important dates and information on the Schooldays Leaving Certificate Results Section
First round CAO offers will issue on 8th September .