LEAVING CERTIFICATE RESULTS volition beryllium issued to students connected Friday 2 September, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has confirmed.
This volition beryllium the 3rd twelvemonth successful a enactment that Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied introspection results won’t beryllium disposable until aboriginal September, aboriginal than the accustomed mid-August date, owed to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Details of the arrangements for the 2022 certificate examinations were announced connected 1 February 2022.
Since that time, the SEC has been planning “all aspects of the examinations crossed Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Applied and Junior Cycle”, a connection issued contiguous noted.
“This has been a important undertaking successful the existent twelvemonth successful airy of the ongoing effects of Covid-19 connected schools; candidates; declaration unit and the unit of the SEC. Some 131,000 candidates are undertaking examinations this year, an summation of 6% (+7,000) compared to the past clip a afloat acceptable of examinations was tally successful 2019.
“There are a fig of important factors which person made providing a day for the contented of the Leaving Certificate results challenging. The SEC has an implicit work to introspection candidates to guarantee that their enactment is marked to the highest standards of prime and integrity and the Commission indispensable beryllium capable to basal implicit the results it issues each year.”
This day was chosen owed to a fig of factors, including the following:
- The proviso of a deferred sitting of the introspection for candidates who acquisition adjacent household bereavement oregon who are incapable to beryllium their examinations owed to superior accident, wounded oregon illness; oregon connected nationalist wellness grounds owed to Covid-19
- Giving effect to the Minister for Education’s committedness that the wide acceptable of results successful 2022 volition beryllium nary lower, successful the aggregate, than the 2021 results
- Addressing the interaction of shortages successful the numbers of teachers required to capable examiner positions to people the written examinations (while marking has already started, the SEC is continuing to enlistee examiners noting that Covid-19 is besides having an impact)
- In beforehand of the contented of the results, capable clip indispensable beryllium allowed for an extended scope of checks and prime assurance procedures which are required successful the resulting process to guarantee that the highest standards imaginable are maintained
Due to the pandemic, students successful 2020 and 2021 had the enactment of sitting the written exams successful June oregon receiving calculated grades oregon “accredited grades” instead. Students could opt to beryllium the exam successful idiosyncratic and/or person an accredited people for each subject. Students who opted to bash some would receive the higher of the 2 results.
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However, this twelvemonth determination was nary accredited grades option.
The 2022 Leaving Cert exams started connected 8 June and volition tally until adjacent Tuesday, 28 June. The Leaving Cert Applied examinations concluded connected 16 June and the Junior Cycle exams concluded connected 20 June.
Results volition beryllium issued to candidates done the online Candidate Self Service Portal. The SEC volition email candidates astir the planned day for contented of the results.