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Reviewing Scripts

Every student is given the opportunity to view their examinations scripts. In order to avail of this opportunity they have to fill out a form which is available at their school and which must be returned to the school by Tuesday 21st August. While the last thing many students may wish to do is to view their scripts, there are a number of reasons to encourage them to avail of the opportunity such as:
  • providing them with important feedback should they decide to repeat their Leaving certificate
  • helping them to decide whether it is worth applying for a subject re-checks
  • Giving them an insight for future exams as to how examiners mark and how to avoid ‘giving away points’.

Viewing Scripts

The Organising Superintendent appointed by the SEC to your school will assign you to one of the viewing sessions. The viewing sessions are:

Friday 31st August 2018 from 6.00 pm to 9.00 pm (Session 1)

Saturday 1st September 2018 from 9.00 am to 12 noon (Session 2)
Saturday 1st September 2018 from 2.00 pm to 5.00 pm (Session 3)

Please take note of these dates as it is not possible to arrange viewing of scripts on any other date. You will receive a postcard from the Organising Superintendent assigning you to one of these sessions in advance of 1st September.

When viewing their transcript a student may be accompanied by one other person at any one time. Candidates, or those accompanying them, may not interfere with or copy examination material. Writing instruments, mobile phones or cameras are not permitted in the viewing centre. It is important to note that there is a very tight timeframe for the submission of a formal appeal of leaving certificate results.

Appealing Results

If you feel that there has been an error in marking your scripts, you may have your exam re-marked through the appeals process. To do this you will need to fill out an AP1 Form. The forms have to be returned to the Examinations Commission by Wednesday 5th September. Details of the appeals process are available in the Information booklet. Note that although the closing date is Wednesday the 5th, you need to submit the form to your school by 3rd September so that it can reach the SEC in time. There is a fee for each subject to be appealed and an online application form to be completed and printed out – details of which are available on the Examination Commission website,