Minister Announces Cancellation of Leaving and Junior Orals and Practicals

This information is correct as of 13.06, Thursday March 19th.

Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Thursday 19 March 2020) announced the cancellation of oral and practical performance tests of the state examinations which were originally scheduled to take place from Monday 23 March to Friday 3 April 2020.

All students who were due to take these tests will be awarded full marks for this portion of the exam. 

Minister McHugh also confirmed changes to deadlines for students to complete project work and coursework in a number of subjects.

Students were originally scheduled to complete these elements of the state examinations on a number of dates from Friday 20 March to Friday 24 April 2020, depending on the subject.

Students will now be given until Friday 15 May 2020 to complete this work.

Project and Course Work completion deadlines are extended to Friday 15 May for the following subjects:

  • Leaving Certificate Art, History, Geography, Constructions Studies and Home Economics;
  • Junior Cycle Metalwork, Materials Technology Wood and Religious Education;
  • Junior Cycle Assessment Tasks in English, Irish, Modern languages, Science and Business Studies.

Second phase of practical examinations remain as originally scheduled from Monday 27 April to Friday 8 May, including a range of oral and practical tests in the Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) programme

You can see full statement from Minister Joe McHugh on the Department of Education & Skills website here