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Minister O’Sullivan congratulates more than 60,000 students who receive their Junior Certificate results today

The Minister for Education & Skills, Jan O’Sullivan T.D. congratulated the 60,327 students who will receive their Junior Certificate results today.

Across the country young people and those returning to education are collecting their results in post primary schools. The results will also be available on-line on from 4pm today.

“I want to send my very best wishes to all students who are receiving their Junior Cert exams results today. I hope that your results reflect the hard work you have put into your studies,” said Minister O’Sullivan. She added, “I would like to thank the teachers who worked diligently with their students over the three year cycle. We must also remember to acknowledge students’ parents who supported and encouraged their children over the entire cycle and particularly in the course of the examination.”

60,327 is the highest number of students to sit the exams in recent years and is an increase of 0.8% on the number last year. English, Mathematics, Civic, Social & Political Education (CPSE), Geography, History, Science and Irish are, as in 2013, the top seven subjects.

As in 2013 the 23 schools involved in the pilot Project Maths initiative sat exams in all 5 Strands of the new mathematics programme. All other students sat examination papers which contained a significant Project Maths component (Strands 1-4).

2014 also confirmed the steady increase in higher level mathematics uptake. 54% of all learners took the higher papers as opposed to 52% in 2013.

Students who wish to appeal their results can do so through their school by no later than Friday 26th of September.

Minister O’Sullivan concluded by congratulating students, parents and teachers on today’s results and hoped that the students would enjoy their celebrations and look out for each other.