Tuesday, 23 June 2020

Questions (233)

Marian Harkin


233. Deputy Marian Harkin asked the Minister for Education and Skills when a person (details supplied) will receive information and clarification regarding grading relating to the leaving certificate 2020; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [12437/20]

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Written answers (Question to Education)

My Department has made contact with those students entered for the Leaving Certificate examinations who were studying independently, regarded as ‘out of school’ learners, and will be contacting them again in the coming days with details of the application process that such learners should follow to be considered for calculated grades.

The student referred to by the Deputy should refer to the information provided to her to identify which option is most suited to their individual circumstances. Where students had registered for subjects so as to satisfy the minimum matriculation requirements of a course of further studies the students concerned may wish to contact the Institutions concerned to establish that such requirements continue to apply.

Every effort will be made to provide calculated grades to as many students as possible, provided that there is credible, satisfactory evidence from an appropriate source, on which an estimated percentage mark can be based. However, in the absence of any such evidence from an appropriate source, it will not be possible to provide a calculated grade. In these cases students will have the opportunity to sit the 2020 Leaving Certificate examination at a later date, when it is safe to do so.