Applications Open to Sit 2020 Leaving Cert Exams in November

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Applications to sit the 2020 Leaving Cert Exams in November open today, Monday, 28th September.

This year’s exams will not include any oral or practical elements.

Applications can be made through the Calculated Grades Student Portal and will close on 5pm on Friday 02 October.

The written Leaving Cert Exams in November will commence on Monday 16 November 2020. The Leaving Certificate examinations will end on Friday 11 December 2020 and the Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) examinations will end on Saturday 28 November.

Candidates will take their examinations in their own school (i.e. the school in which they were entered for or scheduled to sit the June 2020 examinations).

Exam results from the written tests are expected in early February.

If you sit the exams and opt to receive Calculated Grades, you will be awarded the higher subject grade achieved between the Calculated Grade and the written exam.

Students who sit the Leaving Cert Exams in November and go on to receive an improved CAO offer will receive a deferred college offer, and can start their course in the 2021/22 academic year.


For further information, please check . is a national database of universities, colleges, institutes and providers of third level, CAO and PLC courses in Ireland. We operate a national search database of courses and colleges.


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