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98pc of students opt for calculated grades



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Some 98pc of Leaving Certificate students have opted in online to receive calculated grades.

A total of 56,824 Leaving Cert students from the class of 2020 opted in to receive calculated grades via the Department of Education's online portal.

However 2pc - or 1,146 students - had not applied to get estimated results ahead of the deadline at 4pm yesterday.

In total 57,970 students were registered for the Leaving Cert this year, according to the department.

Some 2,473 Leaving Certificate Applied students also opted in to receive calculated grades.

This amounts to 89pc in total of the 2,772 students registered.

A department spokesman said: "The Calculated Grades Executive Office will continue to engage with students who have not yet opted to receive calculated grades."

This statement would seem to give a glimmer of hope that students may find support in another way, although the department did not expand on this.

By Sunday night almost 4,000 students had not applied to opt-in online to have their Leaving Cert results calculated.

However, the department highlighted this via the Irish Independent and the final number was dramatically improved.

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