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Exam update from Dept of Education

March 19th 2020 Update on state exams from Department of Education
19-March-20

All Leaving Cert students will receive marks of 100% in lieu of oral assessment in Irish and modern European languages. Orals that were to begin on Mar 23rd have been cancelled. Deadline for practical coursework extended to My 15th. No decision in relation to reopening made yet.

Orals & Practical Performance tests (originally scheduled from Monday 23 March to Friday 3 April) are cancelled. These tests are in the following subjects:

  • Leaving Certificate Irish and the Modern Languages of French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese
  • Leaving Certificate Music
  • Junior Cycle Music and Home Economics

Students who were due to sit the orals or practical performance tests in the affected subjects will take their final written examinations in these subjects at the level they have indicated when confirming their subject choices to the State Examinations Commission earlier this year.

Project and Course Work completion deadlines are extended to Friday 15 May for the following subjects:

  • Leaving Certificate Computer Science, Physical Education, Technology, Art, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Economics, History, Geography, Religious Education, Politics and Society, Music, Constructions Studies and Home Economics;
  • Junior Cycle Metalwork, Materials Technology Wood, Technology and Religious Education;
  • Junior Cycle Assessment Tasks in English, Irish, Modern languages, Science and Business Studies.

Second phase of practical examinations remain as originally scheduled from Monday 27 April to Friday 8 May, as well as the final written examination in the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP) scheduled for Wednesday 6 May, a range of oral and practical tests in the Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) programme, along with the first examination in Leaving Certificate Computer Science on Wednesday 27 May, and the final written examinations commencing on 3 June.

Weighting of the marks for the oral and practical tests in the subjects included in today’s announcement, as a percentage of the total examination marks for those subjects, is as follows:

Oral /Practical Performance

Subject

Higher

Ordinary

2020 Entries

Leaving Certificate

Irish

40%

40%

50,062

French

25%

20%

23,133

German

25%

20%

8,802

Spanish

25%

20%

8,461

Italian

25%

20%

456

Russian

25%

20%

567

Japanese

25%

20%

287

Music

50%*

50%

6,618

Junior Cycle

Home Economics

50%

50%

22,769

Music

25%

25%

10,706

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Exam update from Department of Education 19th of March 2020

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