The Minister of Education has today announced the cancellation of oral and practical performance tests of the state examinations which were originally scheduled to take place from Monday 23 March to Friday 3 April 2020.
For our students, the implications are as follows:
- Oral and practical tests that would have taken place in the next few weeks in
- Leaving Cert Irish, French, Italian and Music
- Junior Cycle Home Economics and Music
are now cancelled.
- Everyone who would have been required to take these exams will be awarded full marks for the oral/practical portion of the exam.
- The deadline for submission of practical coursework/projects in
- Leaving Cert PE, Art, History, Geography, RE, Music, Construction Studies and Home Economics
- Junior Cycle Woodwork and Metalwork
- Junior Cycle Assessment tasks in English, Irish Italian, French, Science and Business Studies
have them has been pushed back to 15th May 2020.
- The 'second phase' of practical exams, which would include the day tests in Leaving Cert Construction Studies, Engineering and Art and all practical and oral exams remaining for Leaving Cert Applied subjcects are still scheduled to go ahead as planned from late April to early May.
The Minister was very clear the the Department and the State Exams Commission are very focussed on ensuring that the written part of the exams will go ahead as planned.
Obviously, this is an evolving situation and we will keep you up to date here on the details and facts.
In the interests of everyone's wellbeing, please avoid speculation or engagment with sources of information about state exams that are not official sources - get your news about state exams from the SEC, from RTE or from here and NOT from WhatsApp or Snapchat.
You can read the full press release from the Department here:
We have shared the above information with 3rd and 6th Year students via their Tutorial groups on Schoology.