Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Department of Education and Skills

State Examinations

Norma Foley (Kerry, Fianna Fail)
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265. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills when the leaving certificate 2020 results will be available. [6340/20]

Marc Ó Cathasaigh (Waterford, Green Party)
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389. To ask the Minister for Education and Skills the timeline for students that are not content with their leaving certificate results sitting individual or multiple exams, receiving their results, receiving a college place and entering college in 2020/2021; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6909/20]

Photo of Joe McHughJoe McHugh (Donegal, Fine Gael)
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I propose to take Questions Nos. 265 and 389 together.

The Leaving Certificate results based on calculated grades will be provided to candidates as close as possible to the normal results day.

Students unhappy with the calculated grade they receive will have access to an appeals process. Work is ongoing with the higher education sector to integrate the timing of the first stage of the appeals process with the start date for college entry.

Students who receive an upgraded CAO place following Stage 1 of the appeals process may be able to take up their place in the 2020/2021 academic year.

The timeframe for sitting the postponed Leaving Certificate 2020 examinations cannot be determined at this time pending public health advice that would identify a safe period of time to do so and the numbers of candidates in each subject has been identified. It is not expected that students who seek to rely on the results of the postponed examinations will be able to commence a third level place in the 2020/2021 academic year.

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