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Two Errors Found In Leaving Cert Calculated Grades Process

he mistakes are likely to impact the grades of around 10% of students.

The Education Minister is apologising for a mistake in the Leaving Cert system that will impact the grades of 6,500 students. 

A mistake in one line of code in predictive grades meant 7,200 lower grades were given, while a small number of students were given higher grades. 

They will not be downgraded - while texts have been going out this evening to students who may have a grade revised up. 

Some of those may have qualify for a course they didn't get as a result.

Education Minister Norma Foley says it's a mistake that should never have happened:

The Association of Community and Comprehensive Schools is disppaointed that errors occured in the system. 

However General Secretary and Offaly's John Irwin says the mistakes will be remedied:

Speaking earlier today in the Dáil,Taoiseach Micheál Martin said extra college places may be created to deal with this:

Labour leader and Tipperary's Alan Kelly says the impact of this will be massive:

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