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Leaving Certificate Computer Science

A new specification for Leaving Certificate Computer Science was introduced on a phased basis in September 2018 and will be examined for the first time in 2020. The subject is only available to Leaving certificate students in phase schools. This means that examination in this subject will be limited to students of the phase schools at the 2020 and 2021 Leaving Certificate examinations. The subject consists of;

  • a final examination consisting of a paper-based element and a computer-based element worth 70% of the marks,
  • a practical coursework project to be completed under the supervision of the class teacher, worth 30% of the marks,

All components will be assessed externally. The subject will be rolled out nationally for Leaving Certificate students commencing in September 2020, for examination in 2022.

LCCS Instruction to Candidates

LCCS Instructions to Superintendents

LCCS Python Reference Guide

LCCS Instructions to Teachers

LCCS Information note for Parents and Candidates

Letter to Schools regarding Computer Science

Computer Science Teacher Questionnaire

Application for Examiners in Computer Science

LC Computer Science Sample Paper Ordinary Level Section C

LC Computer Science Sample Paper Higher Level Section A & B

LC Computer Science Sample Paper Ordinary Level Section A & B

LC Computer Science Sample Paper Higher Level Section C

LC Computer Science –Sample Coursework Project Brief – Higher and Ordinary

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