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Leaving Cert student Rebecca Carter, who won her High Court case aimed at getting a marking mistake fixed in time for her to go to university,RTE has been told that her appeal has been successful and her marks have have been upgraded.

Ms Carter, of Castlebridge in Wexford, repeated the Leaving Certificate and narrowly missed out on a place in veterinary medicine in UCD.

But when she reviewed her papers she found that marks on her business paper had been added up wrongly by the examiner.

If the mistake had not been made she would have received a H1 grade instead of H2 and would have had more than enough points for the course.

Ms Carter took the State Examinations Commission to court after being told she would have to go through the full appeals process and a decision would not be available until after UCD had closed admissions for its courses this year.

This meant she would have had to wait another year before taking up her place.

Mr Justice Richard Humphreys ruled earlier this week that the system was highly unfair, not fit for purpose and caused untold stress to students.

He ordered the commission to decide on Ms Carter's case by noon today.

Ms Carter said she had been told she had been upgraded and she was now waiting for the formal offer of a place in veterinary medicine from UCD through the CAO.

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