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Minister Foley announces Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades to issue to students directly

Sep 16, 2020, 13:45 PM
Minister of Education Foley announced that Calculated Grades will be issued to students directly, in addition to issuing simultaneously to students' schools. This change comes as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and making sure students and staff stay safe.
Title : Minister Foley announces Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades to issue to students directly
Source : Ireland Department of Education
External URL : https://www.education.ie/en/Press-Events/Press-Releases/2020-press-releases/PR20-07-21.html

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD today announced that Calculated Grades results will issue directly to students through the student portal on 7 September at 9.00am. Results will also issue simultaneously to students’ schools.  

Schools will be asked to provide support to students in an appropriate way on the day, through enabling students to come to the school if they wish at a scheduled time, or to making guidance or other teaching staff members available by phone for students to discuss their options following their results.

“It is important that we recognise the unique set of circumstances for these students, and that we all ensure they get the support that they need,” said Minister Foley. 

“I am confident that schools will, through their support teams, ensure that the students they have supported and nurtured throughout their post-primary education will be supported on this important day and the following days.” 

Students will also be required to respect social distancing and to behave in a responsible way, in line with public health advice. Schools will have the flexibility to ask some classes of current students not to attend school on that day to ensure adequate social distancing in schools. 

The Leaving Certificate student helpline which is provided by the National Parents Council post-primary will be available from 7 September for students to reach a guidance counsellor with any queries that they may have.

The issuing of the results was one of the matters discussed at a meeting today hosted by the Department of Education with a range of stakeholders, as part of planning in relation to the State Examinations during the Covid-19 response.

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