Leaving Cert students across Ireland were updated on when they can expect to receive their grades last night, with it being revealed that results will be published on September 7th - three weeks later than usual.
CAO offers will be issued later that week on September 11th, with Minister for Education Norma Foley putting the delay down to "the extraordinary circumstances in which we find ourselves presently".
Adding that it was not "feasible or possible for the traditional Leaving Cert to take place", Minister Foley reiterated that it is "hugely important" to her that the integrity of the Leaving Cert calculated grades for the class of 2020 will have a similar integrity to the Leaving Cert of previous years.
On the delay until 7 September for results, Minister for Education Norma Foley says it is important that the integrity of this year’s calculated grade system has a similar integrity to the leaving cert in previous years | More: https://t.co/EyM6NGN9v7 pic.twitter.com/Be1vemIHcC
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Speaking to Brian Dobson on RTÉ News this morning, she detailed what students can expect to happen upon receiving their results.
"On the 11th of September, the CAO offers will be released... everything is in place that the results as released on the 7th of September will actually be in line to facilitate CAO and UCAS offers for students."
"Following the results on the 7th, the offers will come within that week with the 11th of September for the CAO. There will be an opportunity then on the 14th of September should students wish to appeal any particular calculated grades they have received... we must remember also there will be an opportunity at a later date should students wish to take a written exam."
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