Best of luck to all our hardworking students receiving their Junior Cert results. We know you have worked hard. Remember not all talents can be measured by the Junior Cert and everyone has different skills and talents. Don't compare your results to others.
Do you feel your Junior Cert Results warrant an appeal?
In order to appeal a result in any of the subjects in the Junior Certificate you must apply to do so through the school.’ Your school can then apply to the State Examinations Commission on your behalf. All applications from schools must be sent to the State Examinations Commission accompanied by the appropriate payment. The Commission will not accept applications directly from individual candidates, parents or teachers.’ What is the appeal fee?
The appeal fee for Junior Certificate is €32.00 per subject.The fee will be refunded if the outcome of the appeal is that you are awarded a higher grade. How the appeals work Your script is sent to an appeal examiner for re-marking. This examiner is different from the examiner who originally marked your work. The appeal examiner completes a full remarking of your exam using the official marking scheme. In some subjects involving practical/project work it may be necessary for an appeal examiner to visit the school to re-mark work stored by the school.
Exams are not the be all and end all of everything. Everyone loses out at some time or other and failing an exam isn’t the end of the world. What is important is for you to look for positive ways forward, to consider all the options available and to be behind them 100%. Encourage them to talk about how they're feeling about the exams and reassure them that you are behind them and love them whatever the results.
Getting exam results can release a lot of built up tension, be the results fantastic or drastic! You may have some 'valid' concerns about post result celebrations. It is a time for students to release their tensions, celebrate or commiserate with pals and family! Set your mind at ease and know where your child is. It's important for discuss celebration 'venues' and transport arrangements with your child and other parents - to your satisfaction