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Leaving Certificate 2015: Students show mixed results

Posted by Sally O'Brien, on 12/08/2015. Leaving Certificate 2015: Students show mixed resultsTags: Parenting Education

Today, some 57,929 students will find out their Leaving Certificate results which means anxious times for both them and their parents.

A press release from the state examinations, who congratulated the students, reveal some of today’s findings on the results for 2015.

Here are some of the statistics released by the State Examination Commision today:

  • The overall number sitting the examinations has increased by 1.6% from 56,990 candidates in 2014 to 57,929 in 2015.

  • Results show that 6.4% of those who sat the higher Irish achieved full points.

  • In Maths, 5.1% of students got A1s, up 1% percentage point on 2014, despite the proportion of students failing Maths is still rising for the third year in a row.The failure rate has risen to 5.2 per cent, up from 4.2 per cent last year, 3.3 per cent in 2013 and 2.3 per cent in 2012. C1 was the most common grade in both ordinary and higher papers.

  • In Irish the common grade in higher level were Bs and Cs in both ordinary and higher level with C1 the most common grade at ordinary level.

  • In English few students failed, and B3 the most common result among the ordinary paper at 15.6% and C2 the most common grade at higher level.

  • Physics and Chemistry had the highest rate of no grade (NG) among the subjects with 8.7% of students failing to register on the exam.

  • The highest rate of A1s this year was in Russian, closely followed by Latin, with a number of student scoring in Lithuanian and Polish.

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    (12-08-2015 10:46)

    Press release from the ISSU:
    The Irish Second-Level Students Union would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all 57,929 students upon receiving their Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied results today.

    Speaking this morning, ISSU President Rob O'Donnell said;

    "The time has come once again for Leaving Cert results. As a Leaving Cert student, I now fully understand the emotions, the stress, the strain and the uncertainty that goes through young people's minds during this time of year. No matter what way results go, we will survive. It's important to be proud of your achievements and to not stress over points and the CAO offer rounds. I wish everyone the very best of luck with their results. Things will always work out in the end and these exams will not define anyone as a person. Celebrate responsibly and best of luck for next year, whatever it may entail."

    ISSU Deputy President, Joanna Siewierska added:

    "Best of luck to everyone receiving results today. As a Leaving Cert survivor myself, I completely understand the butterflies and the emotions that you are feeling right now. Take plenty of deep breaths and remember there are so many different options for life after the Leaving Cert. I wish you all the very best. Make sure to to reach out to family members and friends. There is always someone there to speak to!"

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