Roscommon students set to receive Junior Cycle exam results today

Students in Roscommon and across the country will receive the results of their Junior Cycle exams today.

A record 70,727 sat the exams this year, which is a 5% increase on last year.

The results will be given to students in schools today at a time which will be set by each individual school. This is the second year that all candidates have sat exams under the fully reformed Junior Cycle curriculum.

Last year students did not receive their results until November but the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has said that a significant increase in the number of teachers marking exam papers, and the use of online marking in almost all Junior Cycle subjects had made it possible to deliver this year’s Junior Cycle results five weeks earlier.

Schools will combine the exam results that students receive today with outcomes from Classroom-Based Assessments, short courses and other areas of school learning and all of this will go towards creating a Junior Cycle Profile of Achievement (JCPA) award for each student.