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Leaving Cert Results 2019 are out!

Posted by Schooldays Newshound, on 12/08/2019. Leaving Cert Results 2019 are out!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



    (13/08/2019 08:18)

    ASTI President congratulates Leaving Cert students

    ASTI President Deirdre Mac Donald has congratulated all the students receiving their Leaving Cert results today (Tuesday, August 13th).

    “Today represents a significant milestone for each and every one of you. It signals an end to one phase of your life and the beginning of a new and exciting phase. The skills and experiences you have acquired over the last number of years, and the efforts and contributions you have made will serve you in many ways and in many areas of your life. Be assured that the real life learning which you have acquired will be put to good use over the coming years. Your teachers are very proud of you and feel honoured to have been involved in your development and education to this point in your life”.

    Ms Mac Donald added that, regardless of what today brings for approximately 58,000 individual Leaving Cert students, they should remain calm in the days and weeks ahead so that they can explore all of their options and make sound decisions. “One of the really positive developments in education over the last couple of decades is that, though the Leaving Certificate results remain important, they are no longer the only path to a desired career outcome. Nowadays there are many different pathways to the same endpoint. This was not always the case. Some paths may take a little longer, but that in itself can be a fruitful and educational experience”.

    Review of Senior Cycle

    “The Leaving Certificate as we know it, is a fair, transparent and robust examination system which research shows is valued by students, parents and teachers. It is internationally recognised to be of quality. While the ASTI welcomes a review of the Senior Cycle, we must ensure that the best aspects of our education and examination system are maintained in any change proposals,” said Ms Mac Donald.

    “It is in everyone’s interest that our young people continue to experience the benefits of Ireland’s superb second-level education throughout their lives. To this end, it is essential that the expertise and knowledge held by the teaching profession is respected and utilised at all stages of the review and in the development of any proposals for change. The voice of the teacher is a real asset in this process. Equality of opportunity and fairness for all must be the foundations of any revision of the Senior Cycle.”

    Celebrate safely

    Ms Mac Donald wished all of today’s Leaving Cert students well in their future lives and added that they should celebrate their results safely: “If you are celebrating make sure you do it safely. Remain close by your friends and keep your parents in the know about your arrangements.”

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