80 students’ Leaving Cert results withheld amid cheating suspicions

by

With the intense pressures of performing well in the Leaving Cert, it seems that some Irish students have turned to cheating to nab those coveted points. 

80 students who sat their Leaving Cert exams this year have had their results withdrawn due to suspicions of cheating. 

The State Examinations Commission has confirmed to The Irish Times that the sets of results are being “permanently withheld” from 43 of these students.

The Commission is still investigating the rest of the cases. 

Students have the option to appeal cheating allegations. 

It is not known what methods were used to cheat by the students. 

Electronic methods have been used in years previously, with students utilising technology to cheat in their State examinations. 

Trending
Well hello there!
Help us help you by allowing us and our partners to remember your device in cookies to serve you personalized content and ads.

We're on a mission to help our mums and their families thrive by informing, connecting and entertaining.

Join us in our mission by consenting to the use of cookies and IP address recognition by us and our partners to serve you content (including ads) best suited to your interests, both here and around the web.

We promise never to share any other information that may be deemed personal unless you explicitly tell us it's ok.

If you want more info, see our privacy policy.