Ministers Congratulates Students Receiving Junior Cert Results

The Minister for Education and Skills, Ruairí Quinn TD, congratulated the 59,823 young people and those returning to education who are receiving their Junior Certificate results today.

This is the highest number of students to sit the exams in recent years and is an increase of 1.7% on last year's number. As in 2012, English, Mathematics, Civic, Social & Political Education (CSPE), Geography, History, Science and Irish are the top seven subjects.

The results are available in schools throughout the day, with online results available from 4pm, on www.examinations.ie.

This year schools involved in the pilot Project Maths initiative sat exams in Strands 1-5 of the new programme. Students in all other mainstream schools sat exams with a Project Maths component for the first time.

More students also opted to take higher level Maths paper, with 52% of all learners sitting the higher paper, compared to 48% in 2012.

The Minister said: "I want to send my very best wishes to all students who are receiving their results and I sincerely hope that the results today reflect the hard work that you put into your studies.

"I am especially pleased to see that the positive trend of more young people sitting higher level Maths is continuing."


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