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State Examinations

From: Department of Education and Skills


The State Examinations Commission (SEC) is responsible for the development, assessment, accreditation and certification of the second-level examinations of the Irish state: the Junior Certificate and the Leaving Certificate. The SEC is a non-departmental public body under the aegis of the Department of Education and Skills.

Candidates With Special Needs

Arrangements for candidates with physical, visual, hearing and learning difficulties

Candidates with permanent or long-term conditions, including visual and hearing difficulties, or specific learning difficulties, which they believe will significantly impair their performance in the examinations, may apply to the State Examinations Commission (SEC) for a reasonable accommodation(s) to be made to facilitate them taking the examinations.

Further information is available on the SEC website .

Examination Timetables

Timetables for the 2020 Leaving and Junior Certificate examinations are available on the SEC website .

Examination Results

The State Examinations Commission holds records of the following examination results:

Intermediate Board Examination Results 1879-1924

  • Junior Grade
  • Middle Grade
  • Senior Grade

Department of Education 1925-2002

  • Intermediate Certificate 1925-1991
  • Group Certificate 1947-1991
  • Junior Certificate 1992-2002
  • Leaving Certificate 1924 -2002
  • Leaving Certificate Applied 1997 - 2002

State Examinations Commission 2003 onwards

  • Leaving Certificate
  • Junior Certificate
  • Leaving Certificate Applied

Department of Education Junior and Senior Trade Examinations

Certificate / Statement of Examination Results

You can order a Certificate of Results or a Statement of Results on the SEC online ordering service.


State Examinations Commission (SEC)

(090) 644 2744
State Examinations Commission, Cornamaddy, Athlone, N37 TP65

See Also

Procedure for Stamping of Degrees/Awards

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