Over 60,000 Junior Cert students receive their results today. After 4pm they can collect their results from their school or check them online.
In order to check your results online you must have your Examination Number and the Personal Identification Number (PIN) supplied to you before the commencement of the examinations. If you require confirmation of your examination number and/or PIN number you should contact your school.
If you think you should have got a higher mark results can be appealed up to 5pm on Friday, September 30th, at a cost of €32 per subject.
If you did not get what you hoped for do not worry. Most students go on to do Leaving Cert and after that no-one will ever care about what results you got in the Junior Cert. Just use it as a learning experience for the future.
The current system’s replacement, the Junior Cycle Student Award, or JCSA, will be rolled out subject by subject between now and 2022. The idea is that if we shift focus from what students are taught to how and what they learn, and encourage independent thinking, learning and real engagement with education, we will end up with students who are more flexible and capable of adapting to ever-changing learning environments.
The changes have already begun, starting with English, and involve some continuous assessments and less emphasis on and final phasing out of the final Junior Cert exam as we know it. It remains to be seen how successful it will be at obtaining the hoped for results.