Teachers proud of their Junior Cert students

Lynette Rowe
September 13, 2017

Only four students obtained a grade A or its new equivalent in the Junior Cycle in 12 subjects compared with ten students a year ago.

The number of students achieving top marks in the Junior Certificate has fallen this year.

Results from the reformed English Junior Cycle combine exam results with continual assessment marks and this year also sees the first time students will receive a Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement. Students in English will receive grades such as Distinction, Higher Merit and Merit as opposed to A, B, C grades.

As were down in higher French, German, History and Geography.

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With teenagers due to celebrate their results across the country, parents are being encouraged to talk to their children about alcohol use. "Parents, students and teachers appreciate the fact that the Junior Cert is an independent and objective statement of learning half way through their second-level education". Parents should be empowered by this and get involved in their child's plans for results night celebrations.

"While these exams are undoubtedly important, they are not the be all and end all".

Results will be eagerly awaited on Wednesday morning, September 12 at schools in Portlaoise, Portarlington, Mountmellick, Ballinakill, Mountrath, Clonaslee, Rathdowney and Knockbeg.

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