Coláiste Lorcáin Castledermot

Leaving Certificate 2020


Hi all,

Firstly, Well done to all 6th Years. You have arrived at a point where you can put your school books away for now and appreciate all you have achieved.

The process from here is that teachers will work individually and collectively to create an anticipated grade for submission to the school Principal. That anticipated grade will be a reflection of your ability and commitment over a long period of time and will be a credible grade. Please trust your teachers in this matter. Since March 12th, a lot of work has been done behind the scenes to ensure that the data we hold and the efforts you have made before and since March 12th will enable teachers to make an honest and professional judgement. In the coming weeks, I will receive and review that data before it is submitted to the DES. At that point, the DES will review the school data submitted and make a balanced and trustworthy judgement that will be sent out in August (hopefully) as your Leaving Cert. statement of results. As always, there will be the opportunity to appeal that result. In time, the DES will, if required, facilitate a (re)sitting of the actual exam, should you wish to do so.

The DES Guide is attached below for your information.

Please take the weekend to rest and relax....and to celebrate the fact that you are soon to be graduates of secondary school.

Trust the school, your teachers and leadership team as we work to ensure that the results awarded are fair and credible.

Thank your parents / guardians for all they have done for you, especially in the last year as you prepared for exams.

Look forward to good health and life changing opportunities that await.

Thanks and Take Care.

Eric Gaughran, Principal.

DES Guide to Calculated Grade System May 2020.pdf

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