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Q&A: Why there's a Leaving Cert results delay

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I thought the Leaving Cert problem was sorted out, so what's going on now?

Because students couldn't sit exams during the pandemic they were all to get calculated grades instead. The plan was that teachers would make assessments on each student and they would be submitted and grades or CAO points would be issued accordingly. The problem is this has never been done before; there has been no trial run of it and no detailed examination of the process until now, so it was always likely to hit a bump on the road. Bumps usually mean a delay. The results were expected to be issued in mid-August, as Leaving Cert results usually are but the new Education Minister Norma Foley says more time is needed to make sure the system can function with the CAO system and its UK equivalent. That means results can't be issued until September 7, three weeks later than usual. The CAO offers can then happen the following Friday.

So that problem isn't really linked to Covid-19 or any of the new cases?