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Viewing of scripts and appeals procedure

Notice for Leaving Certificate candidates
05-September-22
Viewing of scripts and appeals procedure

Arrangements for access to results for candidates and schools including accessing the Schools’ Examinations Portal


Accessing Results – Candidates


Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme and Leaving Certificate Applied
candidates will have access to their provisional Leaving Certificate results on the Candidate
Self Service Portal at 10 am on Friday 2 September. Candidates can view their results and will
also be able to print a Statement of Provisional Results.


The wellbeing of the candidates who receive Leaving Certificate results will be supported through a
number of additional measures.


a. The Leaving Certificate candidate helpline, at 1800 265 165, which is provided by the National
Parents Council Post-Primary will be available on 2 September until 14 September from 2pm to
8pm daily for students to reach a guidance counsellor with any queries that they may have. This
helpline will operate until after the CAO first round offers and is staffed by qualified guidance
counsellors. Further details can be found at: https://npcpp.ie/information-for-students/leavingcert-helpline/


b. Wellbeing resources developed by the National Educational Psychological Service of the
Department of Education are available at www.gov.ie/leavingcert


c. The SEC Candidate helpline will be available at 1800 111 135 or 1800 111 136 from 10 am to 5 pm
from 2 September to 12 September. Outside of these hours queries may be e-mailed to
candidateportal@examinations.ie. Please note this helpline is provided for queries relating to the
Candidate Self Service Portal and the services provided through the portal.


d. Information available from the Central Applications Office (CAO) is available at www.cao.ie


e. HSE/HSE-funded service providers will be available to support students through the provision of emental health services. https://www2.hse.ie/services/mental-health-supports-andservices/mental-health-supports-and-services.html
School authorities should note that there will be a separate SEC Helpline for Schools which will operate
from 9 am to 5 pm from 2 September to 12 September at 1800 520 540.
Any questions about supervision, substitution should be directed to Schools Payroll Division,
Department of Education on PPPayroll@education.gov.ie



Key dates for the stages following the issue of results including access to data, viewing of scripts
and appeals

Access to Data.


On Tuesday 6 September at 12 noon candidates will be able to access more detailed information about each of their examination results including the overall marks that they achieved in the examination; the individual marks in each components of a subject, and details of any adjustment to these marks. This data is intended to help candidates to understand how they performed in the examinations and may be of assistance to any candidates considering an appeal.


Viewing of Scripts


The Viewing of Scripts process is a core part of the SEC’s examination appeals and quality assurance. It allows candidates to see how the marking scheme in each subject has been applied to their scripts and to make an informed decision as to whether or not to make an appeal.

Applying to View


Applications to view Leaving Certificate examination scripts must be made by candidates through the Candidate Self Service Portal between 5pm on Tuesday 6 September and 8pm on Wednesday 7 September. Leaving Certificate Applied applications must be made by email. Candidates will be
provided with an LCA Viewing Application Form on the Candidate Self Service Portal which should be emailed to viewlcascript@examinations.ie. The same application timeline and all applications must be made before 8pm on Wednesday 7 September.


There are two different processes this year for viewing of scripts depending on how the script was marked.


a) Viewing online through the Candidate Self Service Portal


b) Viewing in-person in schools


It is important to note that candidates may have to attend school to view some of their scripts and use the portal to access others.

Viewing online through the Candidate Self Service Portal


With the expansion of online marking to the majority of subjects for the 2022 Leaving Certificate, most script viewing will be online through the Candidate Self Service Portal. The online viewing process is delivered through the Candidate Self Service Portal and involves candidates having
timebound access to PDFs of the scripts. Online viewing in these subjects will be available from 9 am on Saturday 10 September to 12 pm on Sunday 11 September.


Viewing in schools


There is still a need to provide candidates with in-person script viewing in schools for those subjects, or components of subjects, which were manually marked. Even in subjects which were marked online there are some exceptions which require scripts to be returned to schools for viewing. The following material will be returned to schools for in person viewing;


• Examination scripts in subjects which were manually marked
• Certain components of subjects which were marked online (e.g. the LCVP portfolio)
• Examination scripts in the Deferred Examination series will be returned for viewing to the school in which the candidate had been due to sit the main examinations in June. (These examinations were not marked online).
• Scripts in online marked subjects that were in atypical format such as Brailed, Enlarged or Modified scripts or scripts in audio format.


Viewing in Schools will take place on Saturday 10 September and candidates will be assigned to one of three viewing sessions as follows;

Session 1. 9 AM – 11 AM

Session 2. 12 PM – 2 PM

Session 3. 3 PM – 5 PM

Appeals Process


The process for the appeal of an examination is a process whereby the script is sent to an appeals examiner for re-marking. This examiner is different from the examiner who originally marked the work. In some subjects involving practical/project work it may be necessary for an appeal examiner
to visit the school to re-mark work stored by the school. In the interests of equity and fairness remarking on appeal is carried out in accordance with the marking scheme for that subject. This ensures that appeal examiners apply the same standards in re-marking as were applied to all candidates in the examination. The marking schemes in all examination subjects will be published prior to the Viewing of Scripts on the State Examinations Commission’s website.

Applications to appeal must be made through the Candidate Self Service Portal between 9am Saturday 10 September and 12pm Monday 12 September.

In order that the SEC can process the appeals as quickly as possible, the appeal application deadline will be strictly applied and late applications will not be accepted under any circumstances

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