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Changes to Leaving Certificate Results 2020

There will be a number of changes to how the Leaving Certificate results are issued this year including date changes Appeals procedures. A summary of the main changes are set out below with links to further information.
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Results Availability & Access

#1 Leaving Certificate results will be available at 9am on Monday 7th September through the Candidate Self Service Portal

#2 On accessing the Self Service Portal, students should download and print their 'Statement of Provisional Results as no hard copy will be available through the schools this year.

#3 Students cannot receive their results by visiting their school on the date of the results as in previous years. Schools have been advised to provide support to students in an appropriate way on the day, through enabling students to come to the school if they wish at a scheduled time. However according to the Department of Eduation, "these planned interactions with students are intended to support wellbeing and to discuss future education and career options, but schools are reminded that there should be no discussions about schools’ estimated marks submitted as part of the Calculated Grades process."

#4 Leaving Cert Applied students will also be able to view their ‘Statement of Provisional Results’ online. This will show the credits you have achieved. The full ‘Report of Credits and Statement of Provisional Results’ will be issued to your school on 7 September and the school will contact you in relation to this.

#5 The Calculated Grades Student Portal will reopen on 14 September at 9am and will provide students with the subject percentage marks they were awarded by the Calculated Grades process. Within the Student Portal, students will also on 14 September be able to access the estimated percentage marks provided by their schools. The Department of Education is currently seeking legal advice as to whether class ranking data will also be released on this date. The Appeal Process will also open on 14th September - Read more.

Appeals Process

#1 The appeals process will open on 14 September at 9am and students will be able to access it via the Calculated Grades Student Portal. Students will have until 5pm on 16 September to submit an appeal

#2 There will be no fee to appeal a Calculated Grade result.

#3 The appeal process will include three stages: · Stage 1: Checks will be undertaken to ensure that the intended information was recorded correctly by the school and that the information was transferred correctly into the data collection system · Stage 2: There will be also be a review to ensure that the data was correctly received and processed in the national standardisation process conducted by the department · Stage 3: Students unhappy with the outcome of this process can seek a review by Independent Appeal Scrutineers

#4 The Department is advising that It is not possible to give guarantees at this stage as to whether students who successfully appeal their Calculated Grades will be able to take up studies in 2020/21. However, where possible, higher education institutions will attempt to facilitate the uptake of places in the academic year 2020/21. The ability for students to take up places will depend in part on the number of appeals received, the nature of the appeal, and the higher education course being applied for.

#5 The appeals scrutineers stage (stage 3) will take longer and successful appeals at that stage will not be completed in time for students to start college in the 2020/21 academic year. Instead they will be able to take a deferred offer for 2021/22.

#6 Students who remain unhappy with the outcome of the calculated grade awarded will also have the opportunity to sit the 2020 written Leaving Certificate examinations which will commence on 16 November. Further details regarding these examinations will be provided by the State Examinations Commission at a later stage. Students sitting the written examinations who opted to receive Calculated Grades will be credited with the higher subject grade achieved between the Calculated Grade and the written examination.

View more Leaving Cert Results Resources and important dates HERE

Important Dates

7th September - Issue of results to students & schools

7th September - UCAS offers received by students.

11th September - CAO Round 1 offers issued to students

14th September - Student Portal re-opens providing additional data on student grades

14th September - Appeals Application Process Opens 9am

16th September - Appeals Application Process closes 5pm

16th September - 3pm - Acceptance cut off for Round 1 CAO Offers

23rd September - CAO Round 2 offers issued to students

25th September - 12pm - Acceptance cut off for Round 2 CAO Offers