87% Of Leaving Certs Choose To Both Sit Exam And Take Accredited Grade

A midlands guidance counsellor says it shows students have faith in the system.

87 percent of Leaving Cert students have chosen both to sit a written exam and take an accredited grade.

New figures from the CAO show STEM subjects had the most popular take-up for both options, with over 8 in 10 sitting exams in maths, physics, biology and chemistry.

However only 58 percent opted for both choices in Irish, with less than 4 in 10 choosing an accredited grade only.

Guidance Counsellor at Coláiste Mhuire Mullingar Betty McLoughlin says the high uptake for both an accredited grade and to sit a written exam shows students have faith in the system:


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