Arklow CBS

Leaving Cert Update - 18 April 2020

Leaving Cert Update

Following Minster McHugh’s announcement that the Leaving Certificate Examinations in June are to be postponed until the end of July or early August.

Currently, we do not have the full details of the new arrangements for the examinations, so we are going to continue with our remote teaching and revision for the next five weeks. With the additional time before the students sit their examinations, student will need to review their study plans. It really is up to each individual to devise a plan that works for them but certainly, I would be recommending students get a good break each week, especially during June and July, perhaps take Saturdays and Sundays off, to treat their study time similar to a work timetable.

Our plan for 6th years over the next 6 week is to continue with our remote teaching plans in the context that we will not be returning to school before the end of term but at the same time we will ensure that our students will be fully prepared to sit their examinations.

To achieve this, our teachers will continue with their remote and online teaching. More importantly, it is crucial that all our Leaving Certificate students engage with their teachers, attending their online lessons, complete and submit their assignment within the agreed timeframes.

Understandably these changes are causing a great deal of stress and anxiety, so please encourage the students to contact their tutor, teacher, year-head or guidance counsellor if they want to talk.

As our Easter holidays end, our online classes will begin from next Monday 20th April. All students will be marked in for their tutorial class and students that do not attend online classes (i.e.login) will be marked absent for that particular class, likewise work not submitted will be written up.

So we are asking you as parents to continue to work with us to ensure the best possible outcomes for your son. Parents can monitor progress on VSware and please contact our office by email if your son is sick or if they have any other reasons why they cannot attend classes or submit work.

Stay Safe


Peter Somers

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