State examinations

Leaving Certificate
Information about the established Leaving Certificate programme in 2022 and the deferred Leaving Certificate exams.

Leaving Certificate 2021 and accredited grades
In 2021, Leaving Certificate students will have the choice to sit the written examination or get an accredited grade from the State Examination Commission (SEC).

Leaving Certificate examination fees
Students taking the State Leaving Certificate examinations must pay examination fees. Information on fees and exemptions from them.

Leaving Certificate Applied
The Leaving Certificate Applied is a two-year, self-contained programme aimed at recognising the talents of all students and providing opportunities to prepare for working and adult life.

Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
Ireland's Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) is a senior cycle programme designed to give a strong vocational dimension to the Established Leaving Certificate.

Junior Cycle exam and results
The Junior Certificate was replaced by the Junior Cycle exam. The exam is held at the end of the three-year Junior Cycle in second-level schools.

Scheme of Reasonable Accommodations at Certificate Examinations (RACE)
Special arrangements are in place for children with disabilities who are taking State examinations

Appealing the Leaving Certificate results
Describes the procedures to follow if you wish to appeal the results of your Leaving Certificate examinations.

The State Examinations Commission
Describes the work of the State Examinations Commission.