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.

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