State examinations

Leaving Certificate 2020 and calculated grades
The Leaving Certificate 2020 is postponed. Students can get a State Certificate of Calculated Grades in each subject. It will have the same status as the Leaving Certificates awarded to students in previous years.

Established Leaving Certificate
This document describes the established Leaving Certificate programme. The Leaving Certificate exams scheduled to be held in May 2020 have been postponed due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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 Certificate
The Junior Certificate examination is held at the end of the three-year Junior Cycle in second-level schools.In 2020, the Junior Certificate scheduled for June will not be held due to the COVID-19 public health emergency.

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.