Appealing the Leaving Certificate results


You can appeal your Leaving Certificate results.

If you appeal your mark in a written exam, your script will be sent to an appeal examiner for re-marking.

Applications to appeal your Leaving Certificate 2022 results closed on Monday, 12 September 2022.

Leaving Certificate appeal results 2022

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) issued the appeal results on the Candidate Self Service Portal on Friday, 7 October 2022 at 11am.

Further information about appeals are available on the SEC website.

You can email the SEC on or call 090 644 2702.

The SEC has published a detailed Candidate Information Guide to Results and Appeals.

Appealing your mark in the exam

Students who are not satisfied with the marks they get in one or more subjects of their Leaving Certificate examination can appeal those results to the State Examinations Commission. Before you appeal your result(s), you can view your examination script and then decide if you still want to appeal. See ‘Viewing your exam script’ below.

Appeal process

Your script will be sent to an appeal examiner for re-marking. This will not be the same person who originally marked your work. The same marking scheme is used for re-marking. This means that appeal examiners apply the same standards in re-marking as were applied to all candidates in the original examination. There is further information about the appeal process on the SEC’s website.

If you are not happy with the outcome of your appeal, you may request an appeal review by the Independent Appeals Scrutineers. Application forms for an appeal review are provided with your appeal results.

Rectification outside of the appeal process

If you have viewed your script and believe there is a clear discrepancy between the mark awarded and the subsequent grade awarded, you also have means of redress. You should ask the Organising Superintendent at the viewing session for a Rectification Outside of the Appeal Process Formlink

This rectification service applies only where it is clear that the total mark is inconsistent with the grade awarded and where this matter can be resolved administratively. Information on appealing your results and rectification outside of the appeal process is available on the SEC's website.

Viewing your exam script

When you get your exam results, you can apply to view your examination script. This allows you to see how your work was marked so you can make an appeal if you think there was a mistake.

Applying to view your script

Applications to view scripts closed on Wednesday, 7 September 2022.

Viewing your script

If your subject was marked online, you could access to view online on the Candidate Self Service Portal between 10 September 2022 and 11 September 2022.

If your subject was manually marked, you got a timed viewing session at your school on Saturday, 10 September 2022.

Details about manually marked subjects are included in the Candidate Information Guide to Results by Subject published on The guide provides detailed subject by subject information.

The SEC’s Viewing of Scripts service is the only chance for you to see your examination paper before the appeal closing date. If you request access to your script under Data Protection legislation it will take up to 90 days for your request to be processed, by which time the appeal process will have closed.

Exam appeal fees

There were no appeal fees in 2022.

How to apply

Applications to appeal your Leaving Certificate 2022 results closed on Monday, 12 September.

Information about appeal applications for 2022 is published on the State Examinations Commission website.

Where to apply

State Examinations Commission


Tel: (090) 644 2700
Fax: (090) 644 2744

Page edited: 10 October 2022