Leaving Cert Results Announced Today; it is doubtful whether the opportunity of truly deserving students will be missed as more students are expected to get higher grades
Dublin: Amid concerns that more students may be given higher grades, the results of Leaving Cert students in Ireland were announced this morning. The future education of 60,000 students was accessible online from 9am today.
Parents and students, on the other hand, fear that grades that are thought to have been unduly increased could disrupt college admissions.
The Leaving cert exam was not held in the country this year, but success will be determined based on the students’ academic performance over the past year.
Some college courses are likely to be more demanding, since more students are expected to get higher grades. It is doubtful whether this is going to miss the opportunity of truly deserving children.
In light of this, Higher Education Minister Simon Harris has announced 1,250 additional college seats, but it is widely believed that this will not be enough.
The Department of Education has said there will be no change in the 410,000 grades awarded by schools. However, the grades of 4% of students will increase and the grades of 17% will decrease.
Meanwhile, the National Parent Council has launched the Post Primary Leaving Cert Helpline to ease the pressure on students in connection with the announcement of results. The helpline will be available until September 16.
Minister Norma Foley, who inaugurated the helpline yesterday, said the role of helpline was crucial.