Number of upgrades for Leaving Cert students doubles to nearly 3,000



Almost 3,000 students have had their Leaving Cert results upgraded following an appeal to the State Examinations Commission (SEC).

A total of 9,049 candidates made applications for appeals, leading to 2,916 upgrades.

There were two downgrades awarded in the appeals process this year.

In 2018, there were just 1,453 upgrades - so this year's figure of 2,916 upgrades is a 100pc increase on last year. Read article

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