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Viewing Marked Examination Scripts
This information applies to candidates taking the Leaving Certificate and Leaving Certificate Applied Programme only. Junior Certificate candidates do not have this option.

Will I be able to view my scripts this year?
Yes. The Viewing of Marked Scripts process provides Leaving Certificate Candidates with an opportunity to see how the script in question was marked. Each candidate will be allowed to bring one other person with him/her to the viewing session.

Will I have access to my oral and practical marks?
Only the scripts from the written and aural examinations are returned for viewing. However, the results of all examination components including written, oral, aural and practical components are re-marked on appeal.

Is it essential that I view my scripts if I wish to appeal?
No. An appeal application may be made without having viewed the script. However, the viewing facility provides a candidate, who may feel that his/her grade does not fully reflect his/her performance on the day of the examination, with an opportunity to see how the marking scheme was applied to the work.

Can anyone else view my script?
Only if they are accompanying you to the viewing. As the candidate concerned you must first decide whether or not you wish to view a script and then you must be present in person at the viewing centre in order to do so. Your scripts will not be released to any other person even with your permission. You may wish to take particular note of this requirement when making holiday arrangements.

Where can I view my scripts?
Marked scripts will be returned to the examination centre where you sat your examinations.

Can I make a copy of my script(s)?
Yes. You are permitted to bring in a mobile phone, tablet or digital camera for the purpose of copying your own script(s). You must not make copies of anyone else’s scripts even with their permission. You are not allowed to use the digital device for any purpose other than copying the script.

How do I apply to view scripts?
Application forms for Viewing Scripts are issued by the Commission to schools and other education providers together with the Leaving Certificate results. The forms are personalised and will show your exam details including your subjects. If you decide you would like to view a particular script(s) you mark the form accordingly. You must return the completed form to the school by Tuesday 21st August, 2018. If you are an external candidate, your personalised application form will be sent to you with your results. The completed form should be returned directly to the school named on your personalised application form by the closing date of Tuesday 21st August, 2018.

Is there a fee for this service?
No. This service is provided to candidates without charge.

What happens next?
The Organising Superintendents appointed by the Commission to your school will assign you a viewing session. The viewing sessions for the 2018 examinations are as follows
Session 1. Friday 31st August 2018 from 6.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Session 2. Saturday 1st September 2018 from 9.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon.
Session 3. Saturday 1st September 2018 from 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m.

What else do I need to know about viewing my marked script(s)?
Click here to download the detailed information note for candidates viewing marked scripts.

Information Note for Candidates - Viewing of Marked Scripts

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