The Irish Second-Level Students’ Union welcomes the recent announcement from the Department of Education and State Examinations Commission regarding the Leaving Certificate Results Date and further adjustments.
The ISSU alongside various bodies in the education and higher education sector lobbied heavily for the Leaving Certificate results to be moved to an earlier date as was the case pre COVID-19. This is a significant win for students and their welfare. The shortening of the waiting period for results will result in less anxiety for all students impacted. The ISSU believes this will also facilitate a less disruptive transition for students into higher and further education.
The ISSU further welcomes the announcement of adjustments to assessments for the Leaving Certificate Class of 2024 (LC2024). ISSU Education Officer Jack McGinn today thanked Minister Foley for her cooperation and engagement on this issue, recognising the disadvantage faced by LC2024 due to disrupted learning and assessment.
The ISSU have been in discussions with Minister Foley and the Department of Education, seeking assessment adjustments for LC2024, and we are happy that this announcement happened before summer, ensuring clarity for the Class of 2024.
Speaking of the announcements, ISSU Uachtarán Caitlin Faye Maniti said: “We are delighted to welcome the joint announcement of this year’s Leaving Certificate results date and the adjustments for LC2024. We have witnessed before how the delay of results has impacted students, specifically those who are applying to UCAS and EUNICAS. This announcement is a step in the right direction in terms of allowing more time for students to find accommodation and to prepare for the transition to higher and further education.”