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Thursday
17th August 2017
Leaving Certificate Results 2017

Leaving Certificate Results 2017

On behalf of the 14 Institutes of Technology, the Technological Higher Education Association congratulates the many students in the class of 2017, who received their Leaving Certificate examination results today (16 August).

 

2017 is the first year in which the new Leaving Certificate grading scale has been applied  The new grading scale now has 8 grade bands whereas previously there were 14 grade bands.  As a result of the changes to the Leaving Certificate Grading Scale, the Common Points Scale used by Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) to determine entry has been revised to reflect these changes.  It remains the position that the six best scores, in recognised subjects, in one Leaving Certificate Examination will be counted for points computation for HE entry.The new system, which awards points to students who achieve a H7 grade (between 30 and 39% mark), is designed to encourage students who are considering taking a higher level paper. Under the previous grading scale no points were allocated to students who achieved less than 40% in higher level subjects.

 

The new Leaving Certificate Grading system will also apply to Leaving Certificate Foundation Level subjects. Some Institutes of Technology recognise Foundation Level Mathematics grades for the purposes of admission to higher education.  Under the new Common Points Scale, 20 points will be allocated to students who achieve an F1 grade, and 12 points to students who achieve an F2 grade, in Foundation Level Mathematics. These points correspond to the points awarded for Ordinary Level grades 05 and 06 respectively.

 

Common Points Scale for entry into Higher Education from 2017

 

Higher Level

 

 

Ordinary Level

 

 

New Grades

% Marks

New Points Awarded

New Grades

% Marks

New Points Awarded

H1

≥ 90 and ≤ 100

100

 

 

 

H2

≥ 80 and < 90

88

 

 

 

H3

≥ 70 and < 80

77

 

 

 

H4

≥ 60 and < 70

66

 

 

 

H5

≥ 50 and < 60

56

O1

≥ 90 and ≤ 100

56

H6

≥ 40 and < 50

46

O2

≥ 80 and < 90

46

H7

≥ 30 and < 40

37

O3

≥ 70 and < 80

37

H8

≥   0 and < 30

0

O4

≥ 60 and < 70

28

 

 

 

O5

≥ 50 and < 60

20

 

 

 

O6

≥ 40 and < 50

12

 

 

 

O7

≥ 30 and < 40

0

 

 

 

O8

≥   0 and < 30

0

 

Leaving Certificate Exam Helpline

A Leaving Certificate Exam Helpline, run by the National Parents Council - Post-Primary, with support from the Department of Education and Skills, is open from 10.00am on 16 August until 23 August.  The Helpline provides advice to students and their parents regarding the examination results and can be contacted at 1800 265 165.