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Leaving Cert announcement  - May 25th  updated

Leaving Cert announcement - May 25th updated

See latest update from the Dept ref Leaving Cert 2020

May 25th update -

ref On line Portal for registration and subject levels

 

Click on link below 

 

http://causewaycs.ie/page.php?page_id=3078

 

See link below for all aspects relating to Leaving Cert 2020

 

Click on Leaving Certificate 2020

 

Frequently Asked Questions ref Leaving Cert change

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The  Dept of Education that :

As of 11 May 2020, tuition (whether online or in other ways) ceased for sixth-year leaving certificate students. This applies to the Leaving Certificate established, Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP).

No additional work will be accepted from students from this date. Teachers and students may not discuss the student’s achievement in the subject over the past two years. Nor can they discuss the student’s ranking in a class, or their estimated mark or the level at which an estimated mark is to be provided in a subject.

However, students remain students of the school until the end of the school term. In terms of the school’s role in supporting the wellbeing of Leaving Certificate students, the role of the Student Support Team as set out in the guidance issued recently to schools, should remain available until the end of the school term. You can access links to the supports provided by the National Education Psychological Service (NEPS) here.

 It seems clear that 2020 will be a year to remember, especailly for our Leaving Certificate students . On May 8th the Minister of Education made another change to the Leaving Certificate Exams of 2020 

  1. The 2020 Leaving Certificate examinations, previously scheduled to take place in late July and August, have been postponed.
  2. There will be no Leaving Certificate fee this year. All exam fees which have been paid will be refunded.
  3. Teachers will be asked to provide a professional judgment of each student’s attainment which will be subjected to a rigorous in-school alignment process to ensure fairness.
  4. The school principal will approve the estimated scores being provided and the rankings of each student in each subject in the school.
  5. A special unit is being established within the Department of Education and Skills to process the data provided by each school and operate national standardisation, again to ensure fairness amongst all students.
  6. The Department will finalise the grades for each student which will be issued to each student as close as possible to the traditional date. Formal State certification will also be provided.
  7. Students will retain the right to appeal. This will involve checks on school-entered data; correct transfer of that data to the Department; a review that it was correctly received and processed by the Department; and a verification of the Department’s processes by independent appeal scrutineers.
  8. Students will also retain the right to the sit the 2020 Leaving Certificate examinations at a date in the future when it is deemed safe for state examinations to be held.

 Please see detail of the Minister's announcement on the link below 

Minister's Announcement ref Leaving Cert May 8th

 

 

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