The new system is said to confuse students.

In the first significant overhaul of the state exam in two decades, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan outlined plans to reshape the grading of the Leaving Certificate just over one year ago. 

Across the country as much as 58,000 Leaving Cert students are eagerly awaiting their results to see the impact of the changes to the exam grading system and the CAO points scale. The introduction of the new system is said to help reduce the pressure facing students who will sit the Senior Cycle.
On Wednesday August 16, students results will become available from their schools at 9 AM. The National Parents' Council post primary (NPCpp) Helpline will be on hand, providing invaluable support and assistance for students and their parents over six days.
Every year as the results come out the helpline provides one to one councillors who guide students and their parents through some of the issues they face - rechecks, college’s of further education and CAO points.
This year with the new system implemented it is expected that more calls will be made to the helpline - it will consist of staff members from the Institute of Guidance Counsellors and a representative from Susi.
Ross MacMahon, NPCpp communications officer said that the "increased importance this year, due to the changes in the grading and points system".
If you need help on the day or after freephone the helpline on 1800 265 165.