Ardscoil na Mara
-an Edmund Rice School

Important Information About The LC Results Tomorrow.

06-September-20
Important Information About The LC Results Tomorrow.

Dear 6th Year Class 2020

Tomorrow will be a very unusual time for us as a school, normally we look forward to welcoming you into the school to distribute Leaving Certificate results. As you know, tomorrow you will receive your results through the Calculated Grades Portal. You have previously registered to receive your grades on this portal.

We wish everyone the very best tomorrow and over the coming weeks and months as you make decisions about your future direction in life.

This has been a long journey for all of you over the past few months, but you are an exceptional group of students, and I have no doubt regardless of how the next few days go you will all achieve your dreams and aspirations in life.

I hope you will remember the fond times you have had in Ardscoil na Mara and know that you have left a lasting legacy on our school. Please remember to call in from time to time and let us know how you are getting on.

Mr. Cawley & all the staff of Ardscoil na Mara.

In School Supports

The Guidance team is available to meet in the school so just email Ms O’Doherty or Ms Walsh if you wish to discuss the options that will open up for you over the coming days.

External Supports and Helplines

The Leaving Certificate student helpline which is provided by the National Parents Council post-primary will be available from 7th September for students to reach a guidance counsellor with any queries that they may have.

The wellbeing of the students who receive the calculated grades will be supported through a number of additional measures.

  1. The Leaving Certificate student helpline, at 1800 265 165, which is provided by the National Parents Council post-primary will be available from 11.00 am on 7 September 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://www.npcpp.ie/leaving-cert-helpline/
  2. HSE/HSE-funded service providers will be available to support students through the provision of e-mental health services. https://www2.hse.ie/wellbeing/mental-health/covid-19/minding-your-mental-health-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak.html
  3. Wellbeing resources developed by the National Educational Psychological Service are available at www.gov.ie/leavingcert
  4. CGEO helpline will be available at 1800 111135 or 1800 111136 from 9.00 am to 4.00 pm from Monday 7 September to Wednesday 16 September. Outside of these hours queries may be e-mailed to lcsupport2020@education.gov.ie. Please note this helpline is provided for queries relating to the Calculated Grades results only and cannot provide advice on any other matters.
  5. Information available from the Central Applications Office (CAO) at www.cao.ieCAO) at www.cao.ie

Appeals Process

Students unhappy with their Calculated Grades results will have access to an appeals process. The appeals process will be an administrative process and students may not appeal against the information provided on their behalf by the school as these have already been subjected to a school alignment process and oversight by the school principal.

Students may lodge an appeal through the student portal from 9.00 a.m. on Monday 14th September to 5.00 p.m. on Wednesday 16th September.

Stage1: Checks will be undertaken to ensure that the intended information was recorded correctly by the school and that the information was transferred correctly into the data collection system.

Stage 2: There will also be a review to ensure that the data was correctly received and processed in the national standardisation process conducted by the Department.

Data checks will include a check to ensure that the rank order of the class group for the subject and level taken has been preserved in the standardisation process and that students placed on the same school-estimated mark in the same subject and at the same level taken by the school are conferred with the same calculated mark conferred by the Department.

Stage 3: Students unhappy with the outcome of this process can seek a review by Independent Appeal Scrutineers.

All students will have the opportunity to sit the postponed Leaving Certificate Examinations which are scheduled to begin on 16th November subject to public health advice.

Key Dates

The following grid outlines the key dates associated with the 2020 Calculated Grades process.

7th September at 9.00 am

Results of the Leaving Certificate, Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme and Leaving Certificate Applied Calculated Grades will issue.

7th September

UCAS offers received by students

11th September

CAO first round offers

14th September

Students can access their estimated percentage mark and calculated mark through the student portal.

14th September

Appeals application process open to students through the student portal from 9.00 a.m.

16th September

Appeals application process closes at 5.00 p.m.

23rd September

CAO round 2 offers

Oct 26
2020
Mid term Break
Dec 23
2020
Christmas Holidays
Feb 15
2021
February Midterm Break
Mar 17
2021
St.Patrick's Day: School Closed
Contact
Ardscoil na Mara,
Summerhill,
Ballycarnane,
Tramore,
Co. Waterford
X91 Y981

051 395 124


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