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Almost 3,000 Leaving Cert Grades Upgraded After Appeals

Stephen McNeice
Stephen McNeice

8:36 AM - 18 Sep 2019



Almost 3,000 Leaving Cert grades will be upgraded today after students had their papers re-checked.

That's almost double last year's figures of 1,453.

Around 9,000 students submitted almost 17,000 grades to be looked at again.

This year - the first since the introduction of a faster appeals process - 2,916 upgrades have been awarded.

The appeals process resulted in only two downgrades.

In total, 17.2% of results appealed were upgraded - with the upgrades accounting for 0.7% of all Leaving Cert grades for this year.

The State Examinations Commission said: "The earlier issue date for these appeal results means that third level applicants will now have full visibility on their options very early in the academic year rather than having to wait until mid-October as was the case previously.

"If still unhappy, candidates can refer their appeal to a panel of Independent Appeal Scrutineers, who are fully independent of the staff and management of the SEC and the marking teams."

Main image: File photo, RollingNews.ie


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