If I think my Leaving Certificate papers have not been marked correctly, can I have the marks rechecked?
Yes, if you are not satisfied with the marks in one or more of your Leaving Certificate exams, you can appeal them to the State Examinations Commission (SEC). Before you make the decision to appeal a result, you can view your exam paper. The SEC will send your school personalised application forms for you to view your exam papers and to appeal your results. (For external candidates, these forms are enclosed with your examination results.)
Viewing: If you decide you would like to view a particular paper, you mark the form accordingly. There is no charge for viewing your papers. You must return the completed form to the school where you sat the examination by 19 August 2014. The Organising Superintendent appointed by the SEC will assign you to one of the viewing sessions. These will take place on 29 and 30 August 2014 in your school or examination centre.
Appealing: If you decide to appeal your results, you indicate the subjects you wish to appeal on the appeal application form and you pay the appeal fee. Your application to appeal your 2014 results must be received by 3 September 2014.
Your paper will be re-marked by an appeal examiner, who will be different from the examiner who originally marked your work. The same marking scheme is used for re-marking. Your result may be upgraded, left the same or downgraded as a result of an appeal.
There is further information about the appeal process on the website of the State Examinations Commission, examinations.ie.
If you are not happy with the outcome of your appeal, you may request a review by the Independent Appeals Scrutineers. Application forms for an appeal review are provided with your appeal results.
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