# Leaving Cert H Maths Results Number of students sitting exam V Number getting less than 40% and Getting A1/H1

Leaving Cert H Maths Results Number sitting exam V Number getting less than 40%

 Year total sitting exam % getting < 40% Number getting <40% E,F,NG,H7/H8 % getting A1/H1 2017 16395 8.3 1361 5.8 2016 15198 4.5 683 5.6 2015 14961 5.0 734 5.2 2014 14322 4.5 644 3.9 2013 13014 3.3 429 5.6 2012 11131 2.3 256 3.4 2011 8237 3.1 255 5.7 2010 8390 3.6 302 7.5

Scatter Plot of Numbers sitting the exam V % getting marks < 40%

The correlation coefficient is +0.7062 indicating a strong correlation of % failure rates (<40%) and numbers doing the exam .The more people that sit the exam the higher the % failure rate .2017 had the highest failure rate 8.3% ever! Over 3 times the failure rate of 2012 and more than twice the average % failure rate from 2010-2016

Scatter Plot of numbers doing the exam v  % getting A1/H1

Correlation coefficient (r): -0.29426139992469. (2010-2017)

Indicating a very weak negative correlation between students sitting the exam and the % getting A1/H1

I we just include the data from 2012 -2017

The Correlation coefficient (r): is  0.69763743659003 this indicates a strong correlation between numbers doing the exam and the % getting A1/H1.This is interesting as you would expect as the numbers sitting the exam increase the % of A1/H1 would decrease.