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Leaving Cert appeals results likely to lead to new late CAO offers for successful students

The State Examinations Commission is releasing the appeal outcomes to candidates today

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Leaving Cert candidates who successfully appealed their grades could be in line for a late CAO offer. Photo: Stock image

Leaving Cert candidates who successfully appealed their grades could be in line for a late CAO offer. Photo: Stock image

Leaving Cert candidates who successfully appealed their grades could be in line for a late CAO offer. Photo: Stock image

Leaving Cert candidates who successfully appealed their grades could be in line for a late CAO offer in the next few days.

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) is releasing the appeal outcomes to candidates today, in time for CAO applicants potentially to receive an offer before the season ends next week.

To receive an offer, students would need to receive an upgrade (or upgrades) that delivers the points and/or entry requirements, such as a minimum grade in a particular subject, for their desired course.

Students receiving a late offer on the basis of a successful appeal are entitled to a place in the current year, but colleges sometimes ask that they defer to the following year, because a course is full or because of tuition time already lost.

This was the third year in a row of exceptional Leaving Cert assessment arrangements, due to the disruption caused by Covid.

Exam candidates were assured their results would be no lower than last year and, to meet that commitment, the SEC inflated all marks awarded in the original marking by an average of 5.6pc.

The purpose of the appeals process was to ensure the marking scheme for each subject was applied properly, and students had an opportunity to view their exam scripts before seeking a recheck.


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