Ministers Foley and Madigan Congratulate Students on Receiving Leaving Certificate 2020 Results

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The Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Minister of State with responsibility for Special Education and Inclusion Josepha Madigan TD, congratulated some 2,200 Leaving Certificate 2020 students who today received results from their written examinations.

2,155 students who undertook the 2020 written examinations across the Leaving Certificate Established, Leaving Certificate Applied and Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme are receiving their results today. In addition, 47 adult learners and early school leavers who sat Junior Cycle examinations will be receiving their results.

The 2020 Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied written examinations were held from 16 November to 11 December 2020, following their postponement from June as a result of COVID-19. The examinations were made available to all students who wished to sit them after over 60,000 students received Calculated Grades last September.

Minister Foley said

“I want to congratulate all of you who undertook the examinations. 2020 was an exceptionally difficult year for all of you. We are still in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic, and you have been through so much even in these extraordinary circumstances. While some of you may have been disappointed with your Calculated Grades results, you undertook the challenge of studying for the postponed exams and have worked hard for your results.

“Due to public health measures in place, you will not be able to celebrate the way you would have liked, but I know that you all understand the role each one of us has to play in keeping one another safe.”

Minister Madigan also offered her congratulations:

“Ba mhaith liom mo bhuíochas a ghabháil leis na daltaí ó rang 2020. The class of 2020 has had a very challenging year and I extend my warmest congratulations to those of you who are receiving results today. You have worked hard and come through very difficult times. You now have the opportunity to take time to consider all the options which are available and can lead you to your chosen path, whatever it may be. Life is full of possibilities. Whatever your results today – there will be opportunities for you.”

A Leaving Certificate Exam Helpline, run by the National Parents Council – Post-Primary, with the support of the Institute of Guidance Counsellors, will open today at 2.00pm and will provide advice to students and parents regarding the examination results. The helpline, which receives support from the Department of Education, can be contacted at 1800 265 165. It will remain open until 5 February. In addition, the State Examinations Commission will operate a helpline for candidates. This SEC helpline, at 1800 100 135, will be open from 9.00am today until 5.00pm on 12 February. is Ireland’s largest independent for courses in Ireland. We list full-time and part-time courses of all types so that you can find the best course for you.

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