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State Examinations Commission

As schools will be aware the Leaving Certificate Applied is a single award made on the basis of credits accumulated over four sessions and in final examinations. A candidate may accumulate a maximum of 200 credits.

Students who successfully complete the Leaving Certificate Applied programme will be awarded a certificate from the State Examinations Commission.  The Leaving Certificate Applied is awarded at 3 levels.

  • Pass         120 credits     (60%-69%)
  • Merit        140 credits     (70%-84%)
  • Distinction    170 credits (85%-100%)


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