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Leaving Cert 2021 Student Portal Opens

Posted by SchoolDays Newshound, on 10/03/2021. Leaving Cert 2021 Student Portal OpensTags: Parenting Teachers

The Leaving Certificate Candidate Self Service Portal opens at 12 noon today. The portal will remain open for six days until 6pm on Tuesday 16th March
All 2021 Leaving Certificate students are required to register on the student portal and confirm their subject and level entry details,

Student are also required to indicate their preferred option for the 2021 Leaving Certificate, i.e. whether they wish to sit the examinations, receive SEC Accredited Grades, or both, on a subject by subject basis. This means that students can sit examinations in any number of subjects they want, while also receiving SEC Accredited Grades in any number of subjects they want.

Students will not be required to pay fees for the 2021 examinations or for the Accredited Grades. The portal will reopen in late April/early May when students will be required to re-confirm (or change) the options they have chosen.

Key dates for students

  • The SEC Candidate Portal will open on 10 March at 12 noon and close on 16 March at 6pm
  • LC Oral Examinations – 26 March to 15 April
  • LCA Oral Examinations  –  3 May to 12 May
  • LCA practical performance test – 17 May to 21 May.
  • LCA practical coursework interview – week beginning 8 June
  • Written Examinations –  9 June to 29 June

     ACCESS the Candidate Self Service Portal here

    Statement below from Minister for Education on the opening of the Portal:

    'Minister Foley said: “I would encourage all students when creating their account on the portal to examine carefully the options available to them in sitting the written examinations and receiving the SEC Accredited Grades.

    “It is also important that students continue to engage with the in-person learning and assessment process which provides further data for teachers to draw from in the process of estimating marks.”
    In late April/early May students will be required to access the portal a second time, to confirm their choices.

    Schools have been provided with information material for students and their parents/guardians containing key information and dates for the Leaving Certificate and Accredited Grades process. An advertising campaign will highlight the Candidate Portal opening dates.  

    The 2021 Leaving Certificate Examinations will take place from 9-29 June with the Leaving Certificate Applied Examinations finishing on 17 June. Timetables have been posted on the SEC website.
    Guidance regarding the examinations and SEC Accredited Grades has been issued in the document, A Guide to State Examinations and Accredited Grades for Leaving Certificate 2021 which is available  here. Further detailed guidance for schools will be issued shortly.

    All aspects of staging the examinations will be guided by public health advice.

    The SEC Accredited Grades will be generated using the estimated percentage marks provided by schools. After the national standardisation process, these marks will be converted into SEC Accredited Grades.

    Students who have opted for both the Examination and SEC Accredited Grades options will automatically receive the better grade in each of their subjects.

    There are no fees to pay for examinations or for SEC Accredited Grades. There is no late application process such as applied in other years through which applicants could pay a late application fee to register for examinations.

    In relation to the SEC Accredited Grades process, further details concerning arrangements for students attending recognised schools but studying additional subjects out of school and students studying entirely outside of schools will be available shortly.

    It should be noted that in both cases, for reasons of equity and fairness, these students will need to be able to provide substantial evidence of their learning to be eligible for consideration for SEC Accredited Grades.

    The Minister urged students in this situation to confirm their entry for the Leaving Certificate Examinations.  There is no guarantee that all of these students can be provided with SEC Accredited Grades. 
    The evidence that these students provide will need to be considered sufficient in order to provide them with an estimate of their performance in the Leaving Certificate'

     ACCESS the Candidate Self Service Portal here




    (10/03/2021 15:56)

    Portal opened at 12 noon. Site down by 3pm due to technical issues. Surely they could have got it right, not to have it crashed on the first day.

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