Leaving Certificate Results 2020
Communication to Students & Parents on Leaving Certificate Results
4th Sept. 2020
Dear Leaving Cert Class of 2020, Parents and Guardians,
We hope you and your family are safe and well and that you are all looking forward to receiving the Leaving Certificate results next Monday, 7 September 2020.
Undoubtedly, the end of the last academic year proved to be very challenging for everyone, and particularly, students in Sixth Year. We would have liked to mark your final year so differently to the experience you encountered, but the current pandemic is proving to be extremely challenging in marking all such events and occasions like we used to prior to March 2020.
The purpose of this communication is to advise you on the arrangements that will be in place to support Leaving Certificate students receiving their results next Monday.
Roadmap for Reopening Schools
The Minister for Education published the Roadmap for the Full Return to School on 28 July 2020. The Roadmap sets out what the operation of schools will look like in a COVID-19 context.
It was developed in line with public health advice issued by the Health Protection Surveillance Centre (HPSC) and in compliance with the Return to Work Safely Protocol developed by the Department of Business, Enterprise and Innovation and the Department of Health with guidance documents provided by the Health and Safety Authority (HSA).
The reopening of the school has impacted significantly on the lives of students, staff and parents with very strict protocols regarding access to schools. It is not possible to allow any other groups into the school on the grounds of Health and Safety in accordance with the School’s Covid-19 Response Plan.
Unfortunately, this means we will not be in a position to accommodate meetings on school premises as has been the practice in previous years.
Results will be accessed from the online portal through which you registered for Calculated Grades last June and with which you are already familiar. If you have mislaid your Student ID or PIN, please email email@example.com or ring 061-921083 so that we can assist you.
Our Guidance Counsellor Ms Byrt (firstname.lastname@example.org) will be available to advise students on Monday and over the coming weeks via phone, video-conference or email if required. Both Ms McNamara (email@example.com) and Ms Russell (firstname.lastname@example.org) will also be available to assist you with any questions you may have. You can contact us via the emails above or alternatively, you can ring the school at 061-921083. Please do not hesitate to make contact with us if we can support you at this time.
Accessing Calculated Grades Results online on 7 September
Your Calculated Grades results will be available on 7 September at 9.00 am by logging in to the Calculated Grades Student Portal. The Department of Education has indicated that a “Before you Begin Guide” will be available on the Student Portal home page to guide you through accessing your results and printing a statement of those results.
Information students will receive on 7 September
Leaving Certificate Students
You will be able to view your Calculated Grade results online. You can download and print your ‘Statement of Provisional Results of Calculated Grades for Leaving Certificate 2020’. This is the only way to receive a hard copy of your Calculated Grades as, while schools will be provided with details of your results electronically, formal Statements of Provisional Results will not be issued to schools this year.
How to view estimated subject percentage marks provided by schools
The Calculated Grades Student Portal will reopen on 14 September at 9am and will provide students with the subject percentage marks they were awarded by the Calculated Grades process.
Within the Student Portal, students will also on 14 September be able to access the estimated percentage marks provided by their schools. Students may wish to have access to and consider this data if they are considering an appeal of their Calculated Grade.
Students who are unhappy with the Calculated Grades they receive in one or more subjects will have the opportunity to submit an appeal.
The appeals process will open on 14 September at 9am and students will be able to access it via the Calculated Grades Student Portal. Students will have until 5pm on 16 September to submit an appeal.
Students and parents/guardians are reminded that there should be no discussions about schools’ estimated marks submitted as part of the Calculated Grades process with staff of the school. Any questions or queries in this regard should be directed to the Calculated Grades helpline/email.
The wellbeing of the students who receive their Calculated Grades will be supported through a number of additional measures:
- The Leaving Certificate student helpline, at 1800 265 165, which is provided by the National Parents Council post primary (NPC-PP) will be available from 11am on 7 September for students to reach a guidance counsellor with any queries that they may have. This helpline will operate until after the CAO first round offers and is staffed by qualified guidance counsellors. Further details can be found here
- HSE/HSE-funded service providers will be available to support students through the provision of e-mental health services, click link here
- Wellbeing resources developed by the National Educational Psychological Service are available here
- The CGEO helpline will be available at 1800 111135 or 1800 111136 from 9am to 4pm from Monday 7 September to Wednesday 16 September. Outside of these hours, queries may be emailed to email@example.com
- information available from the Central Applications Office (CAO) at cao.ie
Key dates after the 7 September results
Key dates associated with the Leaving Certificate 2020 Calculated Grades process:
- 7 September 2020 – Issue of Leaving Certificate results
- 7 September 2020 – UCAS offers received by students
- 11 September 2020 – CAO Round 1 offers received by students
- 14 September 2020 – Appeals application process opens at 9am
- 14 September 2020 – Students may submit a request to see the estimated percentage marks and calculated marks from the Calculated Grades Executive Office through the Student Portal which will allow immediate access to this information
- 16 September 2020 – Appeals application process closes at 5pm
CAO Offer Dates and Reply Deadlines:
|Round||Offer date||Reply date|
|One||11 September 2020 from 2pm||16 September 2020 by 3pm|
|Two||23 September 2020 from 10am||25 September 2020 by 12pm|
|Three||1 October 2020 from 10am||6 October 2020 by 3pm|
|Four||8 October 2020 from 10am||13 October 2020 by 3pm|
|Five||To be confirmed||To be confirmed|
There is a comprehensive range of documentation available at gov.ie if parents would like to view the relevant information in supporting parents/guardians and students.
Also, we would highly recommend you read this publication from the IGC The results are out what now
Finally, we wish all of the Leaving Certificate class of 2020 the very best of luck next Monday, and we will be looking forward to congratulating you, in person, at some stage in the future. We will support you and guide you in whatever way we can through our Guidance Department in the coming days should you require advice.
Angela Murphy McNamara Angela Russell
Principal Deputy Principal