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Understanding the 2021 Leaving Cert results

Written by Spunout

Find out what to do if you’re not happy with your results or what the results mean for the CAO.

Will my exam result replace my accredited grade?

If you received accredited grades and decided to sit the exam, you will get to keep the highest grade you were awarded between your accredited grade and your exam.

This means that if you got a higher result in your written exam than on your accredited grade, you will be awarded the higher mark. However, if you got a lower result in your written exam than on your accredited grades, you will get to keep the higher mark from your accredited grades – you will not be marked down.

Can I appeal my result if I’m not happy with it?

If you got a lower mark than you expected and you want to have your paper or accredited grade looked at again, you can go through the appeals process.

You can view your results and access the appeals process through the Candidate Self Service Portal. Find out more about how the appeals process works.

When will I receive a CAO offer?

The first round of CAO offers will be available on Tuesday September 7th from 2pm. 

Youth Info Chat

Youth Information Chat is an online chat service operated by Youth Information Centres across Ireland and SpunOut.ie. The chat service connects young people or parents with a professional Youth Information Officer who can provide them with personalised information.

For any students with questions about their Leaving Cert results, the Youth Information Chat will be there to answer your questions. 

The chat is available from 4pm to 8pm, Monday to Friday. Outside of these hours, you can leave a message and someone will get back to you when they log online.

For more information visit Spunout.ie