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LC Students – July 2020

Access Calculated Grades Student Portal

The Calculated Grades Student Portal is now open.

The portal will remain open until 4 p.m. Monday, July 27th.

To opt to receive calculated grades, please follow the link below.

When you registered on the Calculated Grades Student Portal in May, and confirmed your subject levels we indicated that the portal would reopen at a later stage when you would be asked to opt-in to receive Calculated Grades. The Portal is now open for that purpose.

How to opt in to receive Calculated Grades for Leaving Certificate 2020 – key points:

The Calculated Grades Student Portal is now open.

Students have until 4pm on Monday 27 July to opt to receive Calculated Grades

  • students following the Established Leaving Certificate programme opt in on a subject by subject basis.
  • students following the Leaving Certificated Applied Programme (Year 1 and Year 2) –opt in to receive your award in the full LCA programme and not for individual subjects, modules or tasks

You will receive your Calculated Grades results on 7 September. This provides you with the opportunity to progress either to employment or further studies within the 2020/2021 academic year.

All students will have the option to sit the Leaving Certificate examinations when it is safe and practicable to hold them.

If you are not satisfied with the Calculated Grade you receive in one or more of your subjects, then there is an appeals process. You will also have the option to sit the later examinations.

All students should take the opportunity to opt-in, even if you think you might not be eligible to receive Calculated Grades (e.g. you are an out of school learner or you are studying a subject outside of school). The Calculated Grades Executive Office has not yet issued decisions in these cases so it is still essential that you complete the opt-in process.

Calculated Grades have the same status as the Leaving Certificate results awarded to students in previous years. There is no downside to opting in to receive a Calculated Grade.

Calculated Grades

Calculated Grades Portal Guide:


Student Portal:


25, May, 2020 – Minister McHugh announces online registration for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades opens on Tuesday 26 May

25, May, 2020 – Minister McHugh announces online registration for Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades opens on Tuesday 26 May

­All Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students should register now on

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD today (Monday 25 May 2020) announced that the new online Calculated Grades Student Portal will open for registration to Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students tomorrow Tuesday 26 May.

All Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied students are required to register on between 10am Tuesday 26 May and 10pm Thursday 28 May.

All students following the Leaving Certificate Established or Leaving Certificate Vocational Programmes are also required to confirm the level at which they intended to sit each of their subjects. Students will have the option of confirming the level or changing to a lower level.

When registering on students must have the following information to hand:

  • Their Examination Number
  • Their Personal Public Service number (PPS), which they will use to create a four-digit Personal Identification Number
  • Email address
  • Mobile phone number

Once the Department has received all the necessary data from schools, students will be asked to opt in through the portal to indicate if they wish to receive Calculated Grades.

Minister McHugh said: “Every school has been sent on the information to provide to their students so that they are able to complete the registration on the student portal.

“This is a brand-new system that it has been necessary to introduce because of the decisions we have had to take as we respond to Covid-19 situation. It is vital now that every Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied student is aware of the new online registration on

“The important message for Leaving Certificate students is that they must now register by Thursday at 10pm to ensure that they can receive their Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades.

“It is also essential that students confirm their levels at this time so that schools can complete the task of providing information for each student about their expected level of performance in each subject.”

Schools have been asked to assist their students as much as possible but if anyone has trouble getting access online, there will be helpline support from midday on Tuesday.

Minister McHugh said: “Please don’t leave it until the last minute. This is a tight timeframe. We need every student to register so that the new system can operate smoothly.

“Every school has been sent information on the portal and how to register, and will be asked to circulate this to students and to parents and guardians.”


Notes to Editors

The Leaving Certificate Calculated Grades system has been established as a direct result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Students will be offered the option of receiving a Certificate of Calculated Grades which they can use to progress to further or higher education or to work.

A guide to Calculated Grades and further information on this process is available at

Some 61,000 students are expected to register on the portal;

  • 58,000 students following the Leaving Certificate (established) or Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme
  • 3,000 Leaving Certificate Applied Students.