Some 1,880 across Westmeath and Roscommon to receive Junior Cert results
Some 1,880 students from Westmeath and Roscommon will today receive their Junior Certificate examination results.
They are part of the 59,823 candidates from around the country who will receive over 600,000 individual grades in 26 different subjects. Students can also access their results through the on-line examination results service on www.examinations.ie from 4pm.
In Westmeath, 1,359 students sat the exams, while in Roscommon 520 are receiving results. The results of course were administered by the Athlone-based State Examinations Commission.
The overall numbers sitting the examination has increased by 1.7% on last year and the proportion of candidates who are re-entrants to education has fallen marginally from 1.7 % of the cohort in 2012 to 1.5% in 2013.
Applications for review of Junior Certificate examination results, which must be made through the candidate’s school, should be received by the State Examinations Commission no later than 5pm on Friday, September 27. The fee for this service is €32 per subject which will be refunded in the event that a result is upgraded. Applications are accepted only from a school authority which must confirm that the result obtained is at variance with the result expected. It is planned to post the results of the appeals in the week ending November 8.
The official marking schemes for all subjects will be published on the SEC website, www.examinations.ie, in the coming days.
Candidates will be able to access their results on the internet. Access to the service, which requires the use of an examination number and a unique candidate Personal Identification Number, is through www.examinations.ie. The PIN and Examinations numbers required to access the service have already been issued to schools.