Leaving Certificate results 2011 – What next …

By now you will have got your results and hopefully most of you will be pleased if anxiously awaiting your first round offers on Monday next. If you are feeling disappointed please try to remember that these exams do not define how good you are at a particular subject or how successful you will be in your future endeavours. They record how well you did on a particular day in exam conditions. We are all at different stages in our learning and most of us can remember times when events did not go well for us and the profiles of many succesful people include early ups and downs.
What next?
If you have applied to a UK college you should make contact at once and forward a copy of your results.
Vacant courses – The CAO will publish a list of vacant places on their website on next Tuesday the 23rd from noon so it is a good idea to check this if you want to explore new course options.
Viewing scripts – a first step to deciding if you would like to request a re-check is to view your exam script. You will have a form in your results pack to fill in and you must return this to the school before Tuesday August 23rd if you want to see your papers. The school will assign you a viewing time and you can contact a teacher to attend with you. The student must attend to view the script and and there is no charge. Information on this process is on the School news and Exams websitehttp://www.examinations.ie/
Re-checks – you may request a recheck at a cost of 40 euros per paper which is refundable if you are upgraded. The closing date for this is 5pm on Wednesday September 7th. Appeal results are issued to schools in mid-October.

We are available by email or through the school if you would like to talk about your next steps. The IGC Irish Independent/Department of Education & Skills/ Eircom/ National Parents Council Helpline is also available to answer queries at 1800 -946-942.

We make every effort to include up to date and accurate information but please do check in with the relevant websites to make sure you have the information you need.

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