Leaving Certificate 2021

Leaving Certificate 2021  

The Leaving Certificate results issued on Friday, 3rd September 2021. The management and staff of Carrick-on-Shannon CS wish all our Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied candidates the very best of luck!

The latest information guide from the State Examinations Commission is available via the link below. Please read carefully. This guide outlines the viewing of scripts and appeals process for both the Accredited Grades and the examinations process.

Candidates should also familiarise themselves with the Short Guide to the Accredited Grades Data Collection booklet which is available to download below:

The 2021 LC comprises the results of the examinations and the Accredited Grades. The results from processes have equal status and the provisional statement of results and the final certificates will not distinguish examinations results from Accredited Grades.

Viewing of Scripts

Some candidates may wish to view their scripts on Saturday, 11th September 2021. In order to do so, candidates must register to view their scripts via the Candidate Self Service Portal by 8pm on Wednesday, 8th September 2021.

Some scripts will be available to view online (see below).

Please remember:

  • You will be assigned a time for viewing scripts in the school and you can only view your scripts during the alloted time.
  • Do not enter the viewing room until requested to do so by the Organising Superintendent.
  • The candidate must be present to view the script and is not permitted to nominate another person to view their scripts on their behalf. Candidates may bring one other person with them into the viewing room only. It is permissible to have a different person present to view each script.
  • Candidates are permitted to take a copy of their own scripts using their own personal electronic device.
  • The school is not permitted to make photocopying facilities available to candidates.
  • Candidates may only access their own scripts.
  • Candidates, and those accompanying them, must sign a register on entering the viewing room.
  • In preparation for viewing scripts effectively, candidates can download the subject marking schemes from the State Examination Commission's website, www.examinations.ie
  • Candidates may not bring pens etc. into the centre.
  • Candidates are not permitted to take notes about the content of their script using their digital device while in the viewing centre.

The scripts are provided for viewing to facilitate the candidate in deciding whether or not to appeal a results. Superintendents at the viewing centre cannot provide clarifiation to candidates or advise them in any way in relation to the marking process.

Accessing Results

Leaving Certificate, LCVP and Leaving Certificate Applied candidates will have access to their provisional Leaving Certificate results on the Candidate Self Service Portal at 10am on Friday, 3rd September 2021. Candidates can review their results and will also be able to print a statement of their provisional results.

Viewing of marked scripts will take place in the school on Saturday, 11th September 2021. 

For the 2021 Leaving Certificate, many subjects were marked online. At Higher Level these included:

  • English
  • History
  • geography
  • French
  • Home Economics (Written) 

The following subjects were marked online at both Higher and Ordinary Level:

  • Maths
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics

The LCVP paper was also corrected online.

The online viewing process is delivered through the Candidate Self Service Portal and involves candidates having timebound access to PDFs of the scripts. Online viewing of the above subjects will be available from 9am on Saturday, 11th September to 12pm on Sunday, 12th September 2021. 

Appeals Process

The process of the appeal of an Accredited Grade is a process review focused on looking for errors in the transmission and receipt of student data. The scope of the appeal excludes the professional judgement of the school in providing the estimated marks and the process of standardisation. These aspects of Accredited Grades are not open to appeal.

The process for the appeal of an examination is process whereby the script is sent to an appeals examiner for re-marking. This examiner is different to the examiner who originally marked the work. In some cases it may be necessary for an appeal an appeal examiner to visit the school to re-mark work stored by the school. In the interests of fairness and equity, remarking on appeal is carried out in accordance with the marking scheme for that subject. The marking schemes for all subjects are prior to the viewing of scripts on the SEC website.

Further information on the appeals process will follow shortly.