On behalf of the State Examinations Commission, I am delighted to welcome you to our website. This website is designed to provide useful information on the examinations system to candidates, parents, teachers, school personnel and indeed anyone with an interest in the Irish State Examinations system. The website is also designed to complement our range of on line services: the On-Line Results Service; the On-Line Appeals Payment Service and the On-Line External Candidate Application Service.
These on-line services are among a number of technology-based initiatives introduced in recent years to improve the efficiency and safeguard the security of the examination process. Last year, more than 24,000 Irish students used the Results Service to access their results from over 40 different countries. The State Examinations Commission is committed to making optimum use of state-of-the-art technology in order to develop and enhance our services.
Information and Communication Technology has a vital role to play in ensuring that the examination process is effective, open and transparent. At the heart of this is providing candidates with access to past examination papers, marking schemes and their own examination scripts and providing detailed information on each step of the process. This level of access and communication has been enabled by continuous investment in, and exploitation of, key information technology tools.
We are committed to ensuring that our website is both useful and easy to use. Please click here to e-mail us with your questions and comments.We welcome your comments and value your opinions.
Mr. Pat Burke