Dear Parents/Guardians and Leaving Cert Candidates,

For the 2022 Leaving Certificate, it has been announced that a second sitting of the Leaving Certificate will be provided with access strictly limited to students unable to sit one or more papers in the main sitting in June on grounds of serious medical reasons and due to close family bereavement.  For the 2022 examinations candidates with Covid-19 or with symptoms of Covid-19, will also have access to a deferred sitting of the examinations.

We are now attaching three important documents setting out details of the deferred examinations series.  These documents are:

1. Circular S34 22 outlining the Deferred Examination series

2. Addendum to the Deferred Examination series outlining the Covid-19 criteria

3. Information for Candidates and Parents/Guardians on the Deferred examinations (Extract from the Leaving Certificate Candidate Information Guide. The full guide will issue later this week).

Please read this material carefully as there is an important role for the school in the application process for the deferred examinations series.  Please bring these documents to the attention of Leaving Certificate candidates in your school.

All of the documents are available on our website at:

As you know three Leaving Certificate written examinations have already been completed during term time. The LCVP examination was held in schools on Wednesday May 4; LCA ICT on Wednesday 11 May and the LC Computer Science examination was held on Wednesday 25 May.  Deferred examinations will be available for eligible candidates for these examinations also.  We have a number of applications from schools for a deferred sit in these examinations and therefore we will be in direct contact with the schools who have submitted requests for the deferred sit on behalf of candidates to arrange for the deferred examination.  The LCVP will take place on Wednesday 29 June in the regional centres set up for the deferred series while the Computer Science examination will be held will on Saturday June 18 in the candidates school.

GCC Senior Management.