THE Minister for Education, Norma Foley, has reassured students that a delay in the issuing of Leaving Certificate results will not have a negative impact,
Leaving Cert students this year will receive their results on September 7 – three weeks later than would be normal.
The delay has been attributed to the complexity of the new calculated grades process.
Students had expected to receive their leaving certificate results not too much later than the traditional mid-August date.
An opportunity for students to appeal their grades will not begin until September 14 – only days before many college courses get underway.
“The results will be issued on 7 September, so that they will operate seamlessly with the CAO system and UCAS in the UK,” Foley said.
“All of this means that you have certainty that you will be able to use the grades to move on to the next phase of your life, either in work or further study, in the autumn.”
The student portal for the Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades will open for students at 12pm on Monday, where all Leaving Certificate students will be able to confirm that they wish to receive their calculated grades results.
The first round of CAO offers will be out on 11 September.
Foley said: “I’ve every confidence that… the students will have maximum opportunity to take up offers that they might wish to take up.
“I’ve dealt with students all my life and I know it’s a time of high anxiety, but there is an assurance here that the process is continuing as it should continue.”Tags: