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In numbers: Leaving Cert results day

It’s a big day for the 55,572 students who will receive their results today.

Three students with their results outside Mercy Heights Secondary School in Skibbereen in Cork in August 2011
Three students with their results outside Mercy Heights Secondary School in Skibbereen in Cork in August 2011
Image: Julien Behal/PA

THE WAIT IS over for tens of thousands of students today with the Leaving Certificate results set to be released this morning.

A total of 55,572 students will be picking up their results today after sitting the Leaving Cert in June, the majority of whom – 66 per cent – sat the traditional examination. Another 15,671 (28 per cent) did the Leaving Cert Vocational Programme while 2,805 (5 per cent) followed the Leaving Cert Applied Programme.

The results will be released by the State Examinations Commission this morning and will generally be available from the students’ school, as well as from the SEC’s website from noon.

The first round of CAO offers for places at third-level institutions will be available on the CAO website from 6am on Monday 19 August. Students will have seven days to accept any offer made to them.

We’ve gone through some of the statistics from today to pick out some key facts and figures.

Leaving Cert results in numbers:

55,572 - The total number of students who sat the Leaving Cert this year.

13,464 - The number of candidates who sat the Leaving Cert in Dublin this year, the highest total of all counties.

442 - The number of students who sat the Leaving Cert in Leitrim this year, the lowest total of all counties.

54 – The number of students who sat the Leaving Cert in Libya, where it has been offered at one school since 1997.

4 - The percentage of candidates affected by the error in the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths Paper 2 blunder, according to the State Examinations Commission.

769 - The number of people who sat the Polish exam this year, making it the most popular of all the non-curricular language subjects.

26 – The total number of students who sat exams in Modern Greek, Swedish, Finnish, Estonian and Bulgarian (unfortunately there was no break down for the exact figures for each one of these non-curricular subjects).

2,095 – The number of students who sat the Leaving Cert this year who were repeating.

27,443 – The number of Leaving Cert students who were female (49.3 per cent of the total).

28,129 – The number of Leaving Cert students who were male (50.6 per cent of the total).

Best of luck to everyone getting their results today from all of us here at TheJournal.ie. Hope you get the results you want!

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