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Explainer: Is the Leaving Cert really cancelled?


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Sweeping changes to this year’s Leaving Cert will allow students the option of being assessed through a system of predictive grades instead of exams.

Q. Is the Leaving Cert cancelled or postponed?

A. Effectively it’s cancelled, and exams scheduled to start on July 29 are not happening. However, there will be a sitting at some point – November is the earliest date being mentioned – to accommodate students who really want to sit the written papers, including those who may not be happy with the predictive grades they are awarded.