Updated: 16/08/17 : 09:07:01Printable Version
"I am delighted to congratulate the class of 2017 who received their leaving certificate results today.
"We are extremely proud of all our students and would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the excellent staff who have worked with them to ensure they reach their full potential.
"I would like to thank each student and their parent/guardian for their contribution to the life of the college and wish them all the best for the future.
"Should they require assistance in making choices for their future careers in the days to come or indeed at any time in the future we would be delighted to assist in any way."
This year in Sligo, 748 pupils will get their results.
They are part of 58,543 Leaving Certificate students and adult learners who are receiving their Leaving Certificate examination results.
The Minister for Education and Skills, Richard Bruton TD, together with Minister of State Mary Mitchell O’Connor TD, and Minister of State John Halligan TD, today send their warm congratulations to all students and adult learners who received their Leaving Certificate examination results.
This is the first year in which the new Leaving Certificate Grading System will apply. The new grading system has 8 grade bands, reduced from the previous 14 bands. The Common Points Scale used by Higher Education Institutions to determine entry to higher education has been revised to reflect the new grading system.
All students who have applied through the Central Applications Office (CAO) this year will be scored using the new points system. The new grading system is designed to help to reduce the pressure on students at exam time and enable a broader more rounded learning experience and to encourage ambition. Partly as a result of the new grading system, which now awards CAO points to students who achieve between 30 and 39 per cent in higher level papers (the new H7 grade), there has been an increase in participation rates at higher level across almost all subjects.
A helpline facility will be operating today to provide information and advice to students and parents at results time.
The helpline number operated by the National Parents’ Council (Post-Primary) is: 1800 265 165