Sunday 15 September 2019

Overhaul forces pupils to wait longer for Junior Cert results

The Leaving Cert results and appeals process has been overhauled this year (stock photo)
The Leaving Cert results and appeals process has been overhauled this year (stock photo)
Katherine Donnelly

Katherine Donnelly

The Junior Cert results will be published later than usual and on a Friday instead of midweek, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has confirmed.

Pupils will now get their results on October 4.

It is about three weeks later than usual, because of the major overhaul to the Leaving Cert results and appeals process this year.

The Leaving Cert results appeals process has been shortened to allow for outcomes to be released earlier.

Earlier this year, the SEC advised schools that it hoped to release Junior Cert results at the end of September.

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals said it "acknowledges the understandable disappointment that students and parents may feel" by the delay.

However, it welcomed that the results will now be available on a Friday - rather than a Wednesday - saying this will give students and schools "additional time to assess their performance".

Irish Independent

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