Junior Cert results day for Kilkenny students

13 September, 2017, 17:17 | Author: Lula Armstrong
  • Liam Twomey

Longford teachers are today congratulating all of the students who received their Junior Certificate results and reminding them that each set of results represents a unique set of talents, abilities, skills and interests, and it is this uniqueness that is being celebrated.

With the exception of Mathematics, which saw an increase of 2.4 per cent in the number of As awarded at higher level to 14.1 per cent, most other subjects recorded a fall in the number of top marks awarded.

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The results will show how students fared in the new English marking system. The subject is the first to be tested in the new Junior Cycle programme which will be phased in over the next four years.

"Today you are seeing the well deserved results of all the hours of hard work and dedication that have gone into preparing for your exams".

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Students can also access their results through the on-line examination results service on from 4pm today.

The President of Teachers' Union of Ireland has said the union will be monitoring the results of the English exam. "If I could give one simple piece of advice to students in this regard it would be to choose areas that they are most interested in and that really engage them".

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They're being handed out in schools around the country this morning before becoming available online in the afternoon.

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