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Leaving Certificate 2014/2015

On this page we have put together a range of useful information on the 2014/2015 leaving certificate programme.

You will find information on important dates to remember over the forthcoming months and links to a wide range of resources including useful organisations and websites along with revision supports.

View our 2014 Leaving Cert Results page here

Late Dec 2014
Online facility for External Candidate Application for Leaving Certificate becomes available. Closing tba - further information on the Examinations Commission Website
February 1stClosing Date for CAO Applications.
April 2015The dates for the 2014 Leaving Certificate Oral Tests is 13th to 24th April 2015 - further information on the Examinations Commission website
3rd June 2015Start date for Leaving Certificate Examinations - timetable available Dec 2014
Mid Aug 2015 Leaving Certificate results expected to be available through schools - online from 12 noon on Examinations Commission website

There are a number of useful revision website available to Leaving Certificate Students: is an online resource which incls a Career Exploration toolbox, an Occupational Database, a CAO database and wizard along with facilities to search by employment sector, occupations and courses provides study notes and exam guides on a wide range of subjects at Junior & Leaving Certificate level

Scoilnet A website for parents, teachers and students. The student post-primary section allows you search for additional material resources under syllabus topics for each subject in the leaving certificate.

MyStudyMate.ieLeaving Cert study videos made by students for students - All Free! allows students and teachers to create their own personal learning environment. You can create Mind Maps, Flashcards, Quizzes, set yourself Study Goals and share your resources with your friends or class. Visit is a free site provided for both Junior and Leaving certificate students where you will find  study notes and other useful resources.

Visit our new Post Primary Academic Websites section for details of websites to help with project research and revision.

PositiveMaths.ieAn online resource for Maths students with free seminars and small online tutorials on maths topics for junior & leaving cert students is a free interactive maths resource for Irish Leaving Cert students – higher & ordinary levels which include video lectures and interactive lessons.
Past examination papers, marking schemes and examination papers can be viewed on the Examinations Commission Website under their Examination Material Archive Section. Sample examination papers can be viewed on their Examination Information Section.

Benn Hogan Exam ArchiveA Leaving Cert exam archive by Benn Hogan which allows you to change the year or see the solutions without re-entering everything – ( which is required on examinations.ie

The Paper Mate Leaving Certificate Edition app provides easy access to
past examination papers and marking schemes for all Leaving Certificate subjects from 2001 right up to 2011.
See more info...

NEW website,, launched April 2012. Free revision resources.
Each subject at Jnr & Leaving Cert level is broken down into topics. Pick a topic to study and view all past questions on that topic. Try answering the past questions on that topic and then view the marking schemes to see how you did.

Details of Grind Tutors available around the country

State Examination Commission
Department of Education

Leaving Certificate Examination Arrangements for Candidates with Physical and Learning Difficulties

Candidates with permanent or long-term conditions, including visual and hearing difficulties, or specific learning difficulties, which they believe will significantly impair their performance in the examinations may apply to the State Examinations Commission for a reasonable accomodation to be made to facilitate them taking the examinations. Such accommodations may include exemptions from examination components, use of tape recorders, wordprocessors, large print, dictation, exam papers being read to candidates, rest periods, special desks etc. Check out the following link to the Commission's website for further information. School-based, VTOS and candidates following other analogous schemes should apply for reasonable accommodations through their school or education provider. External candidates should apply directly to the State Examinations Commission. Applications must be made on the prescribed application form which is available through schools/education providers or directly from the State Examinations Commission