The Department of Education and Skills has issued several circulars on how to deal with things as we live with covid-19, including a hundred page PDF document; Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Cert Examinations 2021.
So don’t rush to print the whole thing off. Just look at the pages for the subjects you will be doing exams in. Just click on the box with your course title and it will bring you to the relevant details for that subject.
The purpose of the document is to highlight some changes to the exams planned for 2021 to take account of the disruption to learning caused by the pandemic. For written exams the change is mainly offering more choice in the questions to be answered. For practical subjects it may involve reducing the amount of preparation required in advance and more advance notice of the briefs for a subject so students will have more time to put their portfolios together. For others like junior cert science external Assessments will not be done.
Not all subjects have adjustments made. For example, there are none for Applied Maths as the subject already has a large amount of choice in the questions to be answered.
For Leaving Cert Higher Level Maths
For Leaving Cert Ordinary Level Maths
For Leaving Cert Ordinary & Higher Level Physics
For Junior Cert Ordinary & Higher Level Maths
For Junior Cert Common Level Science