Leaving Cert students hailed for "great resilience" as results go live
"It is an exciting time for you and there are enormous possibilities ahead."
Minister for Education Norma Foley has paid tribute to all students receiving their Leaving Cert results this morning (Friday, 3 September).
In a statement, Foley pointed to the "great resilience" displayed by students and their families while contending with the Covid-19 pandemic during the last two school years.
Over 61,000 students took part in Leaving Cert examinations over the summer, with the vast majority opting to both receive accredited grades and sit the standard exams. An estimated 5,000 students chose to accept accredited grades without sitting exams.
The results are set to go live via the Examinations.ie portal at 10am on Friday.
"Students and their families have displayed great resilience in what has been a difficult experience in the last two school years and I wish all of those receiving their results today every success and happiness as they embark on the next stage in their journey," said Foley.
"I would also like to pay tribute to the enormous amount of work put into this year’s Leaving Certificate. Teachers, principals and schools have shown enormous dedication and assistance in supporting both the process of Accredited Grades and the examinations," she added.
1. I would like to congratulate each and every one of the students who will receive their results today. Today is the reward for all your efforts throughout the past number of years. Well done to you all.
It is an exciting time for you and there are enormous possibilities ahead.
— Norma Foley T.D (@NormaFoleyTD1) September 3, 2021
The Minister for Education also pointed to the State Examinations Commission, noting that those involved had worked "tirelessly" to ensure that the process of accredited grades had ran as smoothly as possible.
The results issued on Friday morning will not distinguish between exam results and accredited grades. Students will discover precisely how their marks were attained from Tuesday 7 September.
Foley added that the class of 2021 had "real choice" and experienced a "fair and equitable" system.