Almost 57,000 Leaving Certificate students will receive their results today, and the results will be available in schools this morning and online at examinations.ie from midday.
One student received 9 A1 grades in the exam, while 13 students received 8 A1 grades and fifty students received 7 A1 grades.
Meanwhile, the number of Leaving Certificate students opting to sit the higher level maths paper has risen again, according to this year’s exam results, which are published today.
27% of maths students took the higher level paper this year, compared to just 16% three years ago.
The rise in numbers opting for the higher level maths paper, for the third year running, could be attributed to two factors: the introduction of bonus CAO points for a D grade or higher at that level, and the impact of the new Project Maths curriculum.
For the majority of students it will be a happy occasions, however, there will be others that are disappointed. There are still many options and contingency plans available for students who do not do as well as they hope in the Leaving Certificate.
“I would say to them first and foremost, if they are upset … these are only results. They don’t define them as people and they will not define the wonderful people that they are and that they will become.
“I would say talk to your guidance counsellor – you will get your contingency plan there.”
Betty McLaughlin, President of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors
Leaving Certificate students in Ireland expecting their exam results today can tally up all their points via NUI Galway’s app iPoints, now available to download for free on iTunes for iOS devices.
The app has been designed to allow Leaving Certificate students to quickly and easily calculate their points when they receive their exam results.
The app calculates 25 additional points to be added for Higher Maths if relevant, and allows for Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) scores to be included.
Students can also let their friends know how they scored by sharing their results via the app on text message, or through social media channels, such as Facebook and Twitter.
Best of luck to all students receiving their results today, from all at CareerWise Recruitment!
Joe Robbins is co-founder of CareerWise Recruitment. A graduate of the University of Limerick (Degree in Business Studies, 1985), Joe worked in the UK for five years where he specialised in materials management, production management and plant management for a number of companies.
He returned to Ireland in 1992 to become Operations Manager for a Cork-based start-up, FMC Automotive Division which was subsequently taken over by Snap-on Equipment. Joe managed the business re-location of this company to Shannon in 1997 before setting up CareerWise Recruitment in 1999.
He is a committee member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) Mid-West region, and a former Director and Vice President of the Shannon Chamber of Commerce. Joe is former Chairperson of the Sixmilebridge Camogie Club and current Chairperson of the Clare County Camogie Board.
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