11:24 Tuesday, 08 June 2021
When the leaving cert starts tomorrow pic.twitter.com/McHhLF38dl
— Lorcy🇮🇪 (@Ngololorcy) June 8, 2021
Students are being urged to ‘avoid cramming’ ahead of the start of the Leaving Cert exams tomorrow.
Leaving Certs are being encouraged to use today as a time to relax ahead of the start of the exams.
For the first time, many students have a choice of taking a calculated grade or sitting the written exam.
English Paper 1 and Home Economics will get the State Exams underway.
English paper 1 and 2 when I try not think of them pic.twitter.com/4wxoWbcqpL
— patrick 🇵🇸 (@patrick_tmc) June 6, 2021
Most students will have the choice of accepting a calculated grade or the mark they get in the written exam.
Students have been encouraged to use this evening to prepare themselves physically and mentally.
Leaving cert starts on Wednesday & traditional “exam weather” has arrived. Thinking of all those studying this weekend. It’s been a really tough year for you. We’re all rooting for you & however you do, please know there will be so many paths & options to get to where you want to
— Simon Harris TD (@SimonHarrisTD) June 7, 2021
Meanwhile, the Education Minister says she’s not concerned about grade inflation with this year’s Leaving Cert.
Students have the option of sitting exams, accepting calculated grades or a combination of both.
But Norma Foley says that everyone involved in the grading process is a professional and there are strong guidelines in place to ensure the process is done fairly.