Tuesday, 29 September 2020

Ceisteanna (444)

Paul Murphy


444. Deputy Paul Murphy asked the Minister for Education the start date in November 2020 for the repeat of the 2020 leaving certificate; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [26351/20]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Education)

On 26 August, I announced that the postponed Leaving Certificate examinations would commence on Monday 16 November, subject to public health advice.

On 25 September, it was announced the registration for these postponed examinations would open on Monday 28 September. Students have until Friday, 02 October to register for these examinations.

The written examinations will be run by the State Examinations Commission which will oversee all arrangements. Further information regarding the examinations is available on the State Examinations Commission's website at the following link, https://www.examinations.ie/?l=en&mc=ex&sc=se.

It is intended that the examinations will be held in candidates’ original planned examination centres in their schools during evenings and weekends.

Students sitting the written examinations in November who opted to receive Calculated Grades will be credited with the higher subject grade achieved between the Calculated Grade and the written examination.

2020 Applicants to the CAO will have their final Leaving Certificate results forwarded to the CAO, using their best results of examinations and Calculated Grades, where applicable. They will receive any relevant CAO offers that their results indicate, as a deferred offer for 2021/22.

Students may also use their results to reapply through the CAO for 2021/22 using results from 2020.