45 students suspected of cheating in Leaving Cert exams have results provisionally withheld

45 students suspected of cheating in Leaving Cert exams have results provisionally withheld

FORTY-FIVE STUDENTS who sat the Leaving Certificate this year have not been given results over fears that they have cheated. The State Examinations Commission (SEC) confirmed that a total of 45 Leaving Certificate results have been provisionally withheld from students who sat this year’s State exams. An SEC spokesman stated that the results have been provisionally held across a range of subjects – Irish, English Mathematics, Geography, French, Art, Chemistry, Business, Politics and Society, Construction Studies and the Leaving Cert Vocational Programme. The spokesman stated: “These include full results withheld, or marks withheld, from candidates found to be in breach of the SEC’s examinations regulations.” The decision to withhold a result or marks is open to appeal. The spokesman confirmed that the 45 results provisionally with-held compares to 57 grades …
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