The Education Minister has said a further 6,500 Leaving Cert students may have been given higher grades than they should have got.
That's on top of the expected 6,500 students who were unfairly downgraded by a mistake in the predictive grades system.
It would mean around one in five Leaving Cert students got a false grade in this year's exams.
Education Minister Norma Foley admitted said she was still working off estimates when being questioned by TD Mick Barry in the Dáil last night.
Min. Foley told me in #Dail tonight students may have been squeezed out of courses as a result of other students being mistakenly given higher grades. Not in favour of marking anyone down but I'm against students being squeezed out - solution is big increase in places all round.
— Mick Barry TD (@MickBarryTD) October 1, 2020