Looking at the stats for Leaving Cert English, over twice as many students are taking the higher level exam than ordinary level. In 2015, over 36,000 students took the higher level paper compared to over 17,000 taking the ordinary level paper. Interestingly, the pass rate was also higher for the Higher Level English paper! Have a look at the Leaving Cert English exam papers to compare both the higher and ordinary level exams if you are still unsure about what level to choose. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook to see more interesting stats like this.