Leaving Certificate Examinations 2024

Please click on the link below to access the official Leaving Certificate timetable for June 2024.

Polish at Leaving Certificate Level

Post-Primary Languages Ireland, a dedicated unit of the Department of Education, is organising an information session on the Polish Leaving Certificate specification, portfolio, and sample papers. It aims to help students and parents to become familiar with the curriculum and identify suitable supports for the study, mostly for those who do not have access to the classes in school.

The information session will take place on 27th of February 2024, at 7 p.m. and will be hosted online.

To participate in the session, they need to register using the following link here

Candidate Self-Service Portal

The State Examinations Commission Cadidate Self-Service Portal (CSSP) will open at 1pm on Wednesday, 17th January 2024 for candidates to confirm their subject entries and levels. It will remain open for this purpose until 5pm Friday, 6nd February 2024. Students can access this portal via www.examinations.ie/cssp/2024/

During this time candidates will be required to complete the following steps:

  • Step 1: Regsiter and create their portal account.
  • Step 2: Activate their account by selecting the link sent to the mail that they registered on the portal.
  • Step 3: Confirm their subject level and level entry details and add or delete subjects from the records presented to them. If applicable, amend any inaccuracy in their name and/or date of birth.

It is imprtant that candidates take the time to ensure that their examinations entries are correct on the portal before they submit. Once a candidate has confirmed their subjects and levels on the portal they will not be able to log back into the portal to update their data. Candidates will receive a confirmation email outlining the subjects and levely they are entered for. If a candidate notices an error on their confirmation email they must contact the school.

Remember to ensure that your recorded name and date of birth are correct on the portal and make any required changes.

There are no fees for the 2024 Leaving Certificate exams.

Answer Booklets - How to complete the front cover

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) have notified schools of the following adjustments to the front cover of the examination booklets which candidates are required to submit at the end of each examination.

"For the forthcoming examinations, the front cover of examination answerbooks and examination stationery will be enhanced slightly.  As before, candidates will be required to provide their examination number on all answerbooks and all stationery which is returned at the end of the examination session. They will now also be required to submit their full date of birth to include the year of birth, previously the year of birth was not required.

Please see a sample of the new date of birth format below:

We have prepared a short video setting out this and setting out other important information for candidates in relation to:

  • how they should provide key information on the front cover of their answerbooks and stationery which is essential to ensure their examination scripts are processed accurately and effectively;
  • and the correct writing instruments that they should use in the examinations to ensure examiners can read their responses. 

This video can be found under the heading “Information for Candidates” at https://www.examinations.ie/?l=en&mc=ex&sc=e24