When Irish students received their Leaving Certificate results in August, girls outperformed boys in achieving top marks in most subjects. As part of TheJournal.ie's
coverage of the examination results
, Statista visualised some of the most important trends. Maths was one subject which bucked the trend with male high-achievers outperforming their female counterparts. In history, 7 percent of girls had a Grade 1 compared to 5.9 percent of boys.