- Ireland's Online Resource for Parents & Teachers

Parenting & Education in Ireland - Ireland's Online Resource for Parents & Teachers

Parenting & Education

× Home Parents Associations Contact Us
Log in Register Forgot password? ×

64,330 students receive Junior Cert Results

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 04/10/2019. 64,330 students receive Junior Cert ResultsTags: Parenting Teachers

64,330 students Junior Certificate students will receive the results today. The results results are being released later in the year than usual, and for the first time students will receive them on a Friday instead of a Wednesday. This is as a result of significant reforms of the Leaving Certificate appeals process which was reduced from eight weeks to five weeks. The Junior Cert results will be made available in the schools this morning and will be available on this afternoon from 4pm.

In the majority of subjects, students will continue to receive the traditional grades of A, B, C etc. However in the newly revised subjects of English, Science and Business Studies grades are in then new format of Distinction (90-100%), Higher Merit etc. Among the students receiving their results today, 19 candidates received 11 As or their near-equivalent under the new regime, Distinctions, followed by 88 with 10.

Students wishing 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, 11 October. 
A fee of €32 is charged per subject, which is subject to a refund if the result is upgraded.

Education Minister Joe McHugh led the congratulations to the students saying the new Junior Cycle was bringing benefits to education with an approach that was” more engaging for young people and sets the ground for more creativity and critical thinking. Teacher unions, the ASTI and the TUI, and the principals’ organisation, NAPD, also congratulated the students urging them to be careful in the celebrations

For resources to help with managing the Junior Cert results and celebrations, visit our results resources on



(04/10/2019 08:49)

ASTI President Deirdre Mac Donald has sent a message of congratulations to all of the students, parents and teachers involved in the 2019 Junior Certificate examinations:

“To all the students getting their results today, you have reached an important education milestone and your teachers are proud of you. The subjects that you have studied for your Junior Cycle will be an excellent basis on which to build your future studies and indeed your life after school. This may not be immediately apparent but none the less is very true.

“The Junior and Leaving Cert examinations enjoy a high level of public trust. Students are treated equally and objectively. The examinations system is highly regulated, monitored and transparent – a premium quality service”.

Ms Mac Donald called for a comprehensive evaluation of all elements of the process of curriculum change at Junior Cycle:

“Now that we have a cohort of students who are experiencing the Framework for Junior Cycle across a wide range of subject areas, it is crucial that a comprehensive evaluation is undertaken. This must examine the curricular elements as well as resourcing and implementation issues that have arisen as the roll out has taken place. It is imperative that the growing concerns about student and teacher workload and their impact on mental health are included in the evaluation process. Such a review is crucial if we want to maintain our high quality education system. It is vital that this evaluation is completed before we move into the next phase of the Senior Cycle review.”

Finally, the ASTI leader urged all students celebrating their Junior Cert results today to act safely. “I would encourage you to celebrate in a safe manner. It is a day to remember for all the right reasons, if you are celebrating with your friends make sure to keep your parents involved in your plans.”

Submit a comment

Please respect the terms of use of our discussion boards. Full terms here .
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. When you submit your comment, you'll be sent a link to confirm it.
Name Email