Leaving Cert results to be issued on August 25, says MinisterGary Ibbotson 24 May 2023
Minister for Education Norma Foley has today confirmed that this year’s Leaving Certificate results will be issued on Friday, August 25.
“The SEC has confirmed to me that it intends to issue Leaving Certificate results this year on 25 August,” the Minister said.
“This is a significant and very welcome step towards pre-pandemic norms in relation to the timing for issue of results.
“Within this timeframe, the SEC will again provide a deferred examinations sitting for candidates unable to sit the main exams due to bereavement or major illness or injury, and also implement a post-marking adjustment following completion of marking, in the context of avoiding any cliff edge in grades as compared to the pandemic years.
“I want to acknowledge the SEC’s huge effort and commitment to deliver this timeline, including its intensive campaign to recruit teachers as examiners.
“I want to take this opportunity also to thank all those teachers who are engaging in this important work.”
Minister Foley also confirmed that, as for 2023, adjustments will be made to the assessment arrangements for students due to sit State examinations in 2024.
These will be the same as the assessment adjustments that have applied for students sitting the 2023 examinations.
“Thankfully, we are continuing to progress towards normality following the disruption to teaching and learning resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Nevertheless, the impact of the pandemic is not yet in the past. It will have disrupted teaching and learning for the cohort of students sitting State examinations in 2023 and indeed the majority of those sitting Leaving Certificate examinations in 2024 will not have sat Junior Cycle examinations.
“In confirming adjustments to assessment for the 2024 State examinations, I am pleased to be able to give this clarity and certainty to students and I am confident that the adjustments announced today acknowledge the disruption faced by these students as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic in a proportional manner, ensure fairness and equity for students, and are educationally appropriate.”