Politics and Society was examined for the first time at the 2018 Leaving Certificate. This subject was introduced in September 2016 in 41 schools participating in an initial subject pilot. The subject is only available to Leaving Certificate students in these 41 schools. This means that the examination in this subject will be limited to students of the pilot schools at the 2019 Leaving Certificate examinations. The subject consists of a final written examination worth 80% of the marks and a coursework component, a Citizenship Project Report to be completed under the supervision of the class teacher, worth 20% of the marks available for the subject.
Sample final written examination papers are available here:
Marking Guidance for Discursive Essays
The following documents which relate to the 2019 Citizenship Project are for the attention of teachers and students of Leaving Certificate Politics and Society in the pilot schools.
- Leaving Certificate Politics & Society 2019 eCompletion Project Report Booklet
- Leaving Certificate Politics and Society 2019 Citizenship Project Acceptance and Authentication Circular
- Leaving Certificate Politics & Society 2019 Citizenship Project Brief
The Citizenship Project Report must be completed by 3 May 2019.
NOTE: While the pilot is ongoing, the SEC will not accept examination entries for Politics and Society from schools and students outside of the initial subject pilot. This subject has been rolled out nationally for Leaving Certificate students commencing in September 2018.