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Before applying as an External Candidate you must first download the School request form and present it to the Principal of the school you wish to sit your exams in. This does NOT apply to candidates sitting their exams in a Private College.
Once this form is complete, you should retain it and bring it to your examination centre on the 1st day of examination.
YOU MUST ALSO PRESENT PHOTO I.D. AT YOUR ORAL / PRACTICAL / WRITTEN EXAMINATIONS. i.e. Public Services Card, Passport, Driving License.
You MUST read the Memorandum of Instructions before proceeding with your application.
*Are you in 5th Year? - Fifth year or repeat fifth year candidates may not enter for any subject in the Leaving Certificate examinations in 2020.
You may not enter for any Leaving Certificate examinations in 2020 if you are an external candidate following a two year Leaving Certificate programme (5th and 6th year) and are currently in 5th year/year 1 of that programme. The SEC is aware that some external candidates studying in private colleges have been advised that they can sit a small number of examinations in fifth year (for example, to meet matriculation requirements) with the intention of taking the remainder of their subjects in 6th year. This is incorrect and the SEC wishes to advise any candidate in this situation that they may not enter for the Leaving Certificate in 2020. Candidates are asked to confirm that they understand the conditions of eligibility for entering the examinations which includes this particular requirement. The penalty for breaching this condition of entry includes removal from the entry registrar or withholding examination results.