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Organisation of Functions

Organisation of Functions

 

Entries Section

  • manages the receipt and validation of candidate entries for the certificate examinations

  • organises the supply of examination material to examination superintendents

  • manages the collation, collection and distribution of examination scripts to examiners for marking

  • manages the despatch of scripts to candidates for viewing

  • provides an appeal process for Junior and Leaving Certificate candidates

Contact Details:

Email: entries@examinations.ie

Phone: (090) 644 2702, (090) 644 2703, (090) 644 2706

Fax: (090) 644 2709

Superintendents and Centres Section

  • deals with recruiting and assigning the 4,960 people required each year to superintend the certificate examination

  • organises the viewing of Leaving Certificate examination scripts in examination centres after the issue of results in August

  • arranges examination centres and ensures that all candidates are assigned an appropriate examination centre

  • arranges suitable venues for distributing question-paper boxes to superintendents

  • confirms with schools that arrangements have been made for the safekeeping of boxes of question papers during the examinations

Contact Details:

Email: user.super@examinations.ie

Phone: (090) 644 2791, (090) 644 2792, (090) 644 2793

Fax: (090) 644 2794

Statements and Certification Section

  • arranges the preparation and issue of certified statements of examination results

  • the services of the section are primarily used by past candidates who require their results for third-level entry or employment. The section can access the results of all second-level examinations since 1979.

Contact Details:

Email: statements@examinations.ie

Phone: (090) 644 2810, (090) 644 2808

Fax: (090) 644 2811

Orals Section

  • plans, administers, organises and implements the oral examinations in Irish, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian and Japanese.

Contact Details:

Email: orals@examinations.ie

Phone: (090) 644 2741, (090) 644 2742

Fax: (090) 647 3080

Practicals Section

  • assists in planning, administering, organising and implementing the practical examinations, including those in Music, Engineering, Construction Studies, Home Economics, Agricultural Economics, Agricultural Science, Metalwork, Art and the Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP).

Contact Details:

Email: practicals@examinations.ie

Phone: (090) 644 2749, (090) 644 2750

Fax: (090) 647 3080

Examiners Section

  • recruits the 4,362 qualified examiners required each year to mark the written certificate examinations

  • arranges the dates and venues for the marking conferences, held in advance of the marking process each summer

  • supports and oversees the administration of certain technical and professional examinations

Contact Details:

Email: examiners@examinations.ie

Phone: (090) 644 2734, (090) 644 2735

Fax: (090) 647 78143

Leaving Certificate Applied (LCA) Section

  • ensures that all students comply with all LCA assessments and tasks is responsible for all aspects of LCA assessment

  • the LCA programme is a two-year Leaving Certificate available to students who wish to follow a programme of practical orientation.

Contact Details:

Email: lca@examinations.ie

Phone: (090) 644 2725, (090) 644 2726

Fax: (090) 647 78143

Reasonable Accommodations Section

  • operates the scheme of reasonable accommodations to assist candidates with special needs at the certificate examinations

  • the term ‘special needs’ applies to candidates who have physical, medical and/or learning difficulties. Applications for reasonable accommodations are considered within a published framework of principles.

  • schools, parents or candidates who are dissatisfied with any aspect of the commission’s decision in relation to an application for reasonable accommodations have access to an independent appeals forum. All members of the appeals group are drawn from outside the commission.

Contact Details:

Email: sec.specialneeds@examinations.ie

Phone: (090) 644 2781, (090) 644 2783

Fax: (090) 644 2744

Financial & Fees Section

  • is responsible for processing all payments to examiners and superintendents

  • is responsible for the collection of examination fees, the payment of staff salaries and suppliers, and the preparation of estimates and monthly returns for the Finance Branch and the Public Accounts Committee

Contact Details:

Email: financial@examinations.ie

Phone: (090) 644 2802, (090) 644 2799

Fax: (090) 644 2807

Press Office & Corporate Affairs Division

Contact Details:

Email: sec.pressoffice@examinations.ie

Phone: (090) 644 2770, (090) 644 2851

Fax: (090) 644 2896

Additional Contacts:

Customer Service Enquiries:

Email: customerservice.manager@examinations.ie

Phone: (090) 644 2851, (090) 644 2770

 

 
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