HUGE new for JC and LC students; the Leaving Cert and Junior Cycle orals and practical exams are being cancelled – but students will still be awarded full marks for them.
However, there has still been no decision taken about the written exams due to take place in June, Education Minister Joe McHugh said today.
The orals and practicals were due to take place over a two week period, starting next Monday.
But schools will definitely be closed next week as part of the social distancing measures implemented to restrict the spread of Covid-19.
Today’s announcement means that all students who were due to take part in orals and practicals in the following subjects will be given full marks for this part of the exam:
- Oral tests in Leaving Certificate Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese.
- Practical performance tests in Leaving Certificate Music.
- Practical performance tests in Junior Certificate Music and Home Economics.
However, the second phase of practical exams remain as originally scheduled from Monday April 27 to Friday May 8.
More information is available of The Department of Education website.