The wait is finally coming to an end. With only a week to go until the Leaving Cert results some students may be feeling some nervous tension. This is only natural. You have been building up to this event for almost a year and the end is in sight. Students can feel an array of mixed emotions: excitement /disappointment of results, sadness that school is now officially behind you, fear of the unknown, anxiety and so many more feelings swirl around leading students to tears of happiness and relief to possible disappointment and regret. But fear not. . . this is all very normal. You are on the brink of a new stage in life and all of life’s transitions bring up many feelings for us. You are not alone; over 59,000 others are going through a very similar experience.
This guide will show you what to expect over the next few weeks.
16th August, Results Day.
Results are sent to schools and made available to students from 9:30am (check with your school for exact times, times may vary in some schools.) Results can be obtained online at https://www.examinations.ie/ from 12pm. You will need you exam number and PIN to access results. Students were issued with a PIN before the Leaving Cert exams commenced.
Many students like to collect their results from the school surrounded by the support of their friends. This can be thrilling for students who perform well but for the less sure student opening results on front of friends can be a source of anxiety and worry. If you are feeling this way consider opening your results when you get home or with one or two trusted friends. Alternatively you can access your results online with the support of your family.
Your envelope will contain a written list of your subjects, level and results. Results will appear in the new grade format H1 – H8 for Higher Level subjects and O1-O8 for Ordinary Level Subjects. Percentages are not given. The results sheet will not contain your points. You will need to calculate this yourself. It is a good idea to bring a calculator or use the calculator on your phone because you will be eager to know what points you achieved. Take your time and add up your points carefully. Do it a few times to ensure you get the correct calculation.
Top Tip: Careers Portal have a handy Points Calculator Ap available for download for free.
Your envelope will also contain details on how to view your exam scripts in case you want to appeal a grade/s. It is important to read this information carefully and return the form to the school by the closing date, 22nd August. Scripts can be viewed in the school on Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd September. Check with your school what times viewings will be held at.
Check back here next week for tips on how to make the most of a viewing session.
Round One CAO offers will be made on Monday 21st August. If you qualify, you will receive an offer in the post. This offer can be accepted/ rejected/ deferred by post or online.
Wishing you all the best of luck receiving your results next week.
Check back here again following the results to find out more information on Leaving Cert results and CAO offers.