“Following a Government decision today, Minister for Education Norma Foley TD has announced extensive changes to the state examinations for 2022.
To take into account the disruption to teaching and learning experienced by the Leaving Certificate class of 2022, extensive changes will be made to the written Leaving Certificate 2022 examinations. In addition, the Minister has announced that the overall set of results in 2022 will be no lower than in 2021, ensuring that the class of 2022 will not be disadvantaged. The Junior Cycle examinations will run in June as normal for the first time since 2019.
The Minister attended a meeting of the advisory group on state examinations this morning and advised of these changes.
The decision to make the extensive changes to the examination papers has been taken to provide the Leaving Certificate students of 2022 with certainty and clarity and will provide the fairest pathway to successfully completing their post-primary education and enabling them to progress to further and higher education and training, apprenticeships and the world of work.
Full details of the extensive changes made to the examinations will be published next week on gov.ie/Leavingcertificate and the on SEC website www.examinations.ie , and notified to schools who will communicate this to students. The examination papers from 2021 will form a useful guide to students in preparing for the examinations and teachers assisting them in their preparations.”