'Just a few days ago, the increased numbers taking higher-level maths for the Leaving Certificate was being attributed to the 25 extra points awarded to those who obtained a D3 or better in higher level maths', says IVEA General Secretary Michael Moriarty 'Today, however, there are concerns that the bonus points have distorted the points for courses that do not require higher-level maths.'

Commenting on the 35% increase in the numbers opting for the Higher Level Maths paper, IVEA General Secretary, Michael Moriarty, highlights the following.

While today is a significant day in the lives of the Leaving Certificate class of 2012, it is important to keep this 'milestone' in perspective, says IVEA General Secretary Michael Moriarty.