Cabra Community College

Leaving Cert 2020 Calculated Grades Information


Dear Student/Parent/Guardian

As you may be aware, the decision has been taken to postpone the Leaving Certificate examinations scheduled to commence on 29 July 2020 and to offer students a system of Calculated Grades.

All students will be given the option to receive a State Certificate of Calculated Grades in each subject. It will have the same status as Leaving Certificates awarded to students in previous years.

Students will also have the opportunity to sit the conventional Leaving Certificate examination if they wish at the earliest safe and practical time.

Calculated Grades will be generated by combining an estimate of a student’s expected performance in the exams with the school’s statistical profile of achievement in a subject in line with national performance standards over time.

The first source of data will be provided by the subject teacher. It will then be aligned in the school, with teachers consulting on the results before the Principal reviews the process applied to assure the fair treatment of students. The school will then send the data to the Department of Education and Skills who will review it further.

There will be strong oversight and control and a number of inherent quality assurance measures to ensure students receive as fair a result as possible.

We are asking all students and parents/guardians to refrain from contacting teachers to discuss, query or suggest any reference to subject percentages. We appreciate your cooperation with this request. The school needs time to appraise itself fully with the arrangements that have been announced and further clarifications are required.

A guide to calculated grades for Leaving Certificate students 2020 is available here.

Leaving Certificate Applied

Please note that our Leaving Cert Applied student have already completed a lot of their assessments. These results are already held by the students. For the LCA, Calculated grades will be used for outstanding assessments, including subjects, vocational specialisms and tasks due to be completed in the current LCA session.

Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied classes will be suspended from today Monday 11th May.

We will contact you soon again with additional information and further clarification as we receive it.

Neil Flaherty


Cabra Community College,
Kilkieran Road,
Dublin 7,

01 838 9577

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