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Over 1,600 Leaving Cert results upgraded after appeal

However, three unlucky candidates who went through the appeals process had their results downgraded.

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THE STATE EXAMINATIONS Commission has confirmed 1,637 upgrades to results were issued to students who sat the Leaving Cert this year.

A total of 8,192 students had lodged appeals against 9,100 grades (some appealing more than one). The upgrade rate represents 0.46 per cent of all results awarded in this year’s exams. Three results were downgraded as part of the process.

Candidates are receiving the results of their appeals today through schools, where they have been available since this morning — and online via examinations.ie, where they will be available from midday. The appeal results have also been transmitted electronically to the Central Applications Office.

A total of 370,491 grades were awarded to the 55,572 candidates who sat this year’s exams, according to the SEC.

Candidates are allowed to view their scripts in their schools in early September before making a decision on whether or not they wish to appeal.

The candidate’s work is then fully re-marked, question by question, by a different examiner using the original marking scheme.

Candidates who are dissatisfied with the outcome of their appeal have recourse to the Independent Appeals Scrutineers, which is independent of the State Examinations Commission.

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