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Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals

THE STATE EXAMINATIONS Commission has this morning released details of the results of all appeals made regarding this year’s Leaving Cert.

Some 390,000 grades were issued to 58,543 students in August.

All students were given the opportunity to review their exam scripts in their schools at the beginning of September and, if they wished, to appeal the result.

A total of 5,615 candidates made applications for appeals against 9,806 grades – leading to 1,425 upgrades, which represents 0.36% of all grades awarded.