Exam Script Viewing and Exam Appeals – Key Facts, Dates and Resources for Leaving Cert 2019
All Leaving Cert students are entitled to view their exam scripts free of charge. There are set dates and times to apply for this, and set dates and times for viewing (see below for details).
Some scripts (such as maths) are viewed online, others at the examination centre.
All Leaving Cert students are entitled to appeal their exam grade, for a fee. Again, there are set dates and times to apply for appeals (see below for details).
We provided a FREE temporary link to our Leaving Cert 2019 exam paper videos, as a point of reference for students during the appeals time window. We plan to do this again in August 2020.
Note: the decision to view scripts and / or appeal grades is an individual choice that should be made in consultation with parents / guardians and teachers if available.
- Why might I decide to view my maths exam script?
In a nutshell, where you have reason to believe your exam was graded too low, and you are considering making an appeal.
As per official advice from the SEC: “The Viewing of Scripts service provides you with an opportunity to see how your script was marked in order to make an informed decision about whether or not to appeal your result. We strongly recommend that you take the opportunity to view your script before making an appeal application. Viewing also gives you the opportunity to make comments for the attention of the appeal examiner.”
- Where can I view my maths exam script?
As maths was marked online in 2019, viewing of maths exam scripts will take place online via the Candidate Self Service portal.
- How do I apply to view it, and what is the application deadline?
Via the Candidate Self Service portal, applications can be made between 9am Wednesday 14th August 2019 and 5pm Friday 16th August 2019.
- When will viewing take place?
Via the Candidate Self Service portal, scripts will be available to view between 5pm Tuesday 20th August 2019 and 5pm Wednesday 21st August 2019.
- Why might I appeal my maths grade?
This is normally only done where you have reason to believe your exam was graded too low. You may have viewed your scripts to make an informed decision, but this is not mandatory for making an appeal. However you can only raise specific issues for consideration if you availed of the opportunity to view your scripts.
- How do I apply, and what is the application deadline?
Via the Candidate Self Service portal, applications can be made between 5pm Friday 16th August 2019 and 5pm Thursday 22nd August 2019.
- Is there a cost involved?
Yes, the appeal fee is €40 per subject. This is refundable only where the result is upgraded.
Remember, in 2019 we provided a temporary link to our Leaving Cert 2019 videos, during the appeals time window. We plan to do this again in August 2020.
And if you have any questions about any aspect of script viewing or grade appeals, please get in touch with us at any time.