Leaving Cert- Article -Information & Exam Schedule

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• The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has released details of adjustments to the Leaving Cert exams aimed at easing pressure on students due to Covid-19 disruption.

• In addition, it has been confirmed that the Junior Cycle and Leaving Cert exams will commence on Wednesday, June 8th.

• The Leaving Cert will run until Tuesday, June 28th in order to accommodate new curricular subjects including Mandarin Chinese.

• The exams will be structured in a familiar way, but with more choice and a reduction in the number of questions to be answered.

• For example, in maths students normally have 10 questions to answer. But now this year, they will have six questions.

• The total mark for the examination paper in the majority of cases will be reduced and there may be a small redistribution of marks within examination papers as a result of the introduction of further choice.