Wednesday, 20 May 2020
Department of Education and Skills
I propose to take Questions Nos. 231 and 243 together.
Where a student is studying a subject such as Irish outside of a recognised school, the Department will be flexible in accepting estimated marks and rankings from other schools or colleges, and will look at this issue on a case-by-case basis. In general, I can say that, provided an estimated mark and ranking from a teacher can be generated in a way that is fair to all candidates, my Department will seek to provide a calculated grade. Students will be able to use this calculated grade in the same way as a Leaving Certificate grade to satisfy minimum entry requirements.