State Exam Commission apologises to 144 LCA students impacted by error 3 months ago

State Exam Commission apologises to 144 LCA students impacted by error

"All 144 candidates affected by this issue have been contacted and notified."

State exam chiefs have apologised after a computer error affected the grades of 144 Leaving Cert Applied (LCA) students.

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The mistake was in relation to the personal reflection task, which is an LCA component worth 10 out of 190 credits.

The State Examination Commission (SEC) confirmed on Tuesday that any impacted students have been issued upgraded rewards.

A spokesperson said that the error happened due to an incomplete version of the grading programme being used accidentally.

They said that the mistake arose in the SEC’s final grading process and was confined to one task within the LCA programme.

All 144 candidates affected by this issue have been contacted and notified that they can access the Candidate Portal to access an updated programme level award statement.

For a further 1,668 candidates, there is no impact on the overall level of the award they received on Friday.

However, they can too access the candidate portal to receive an updated statement of their provisional results in which the credits for the Personal Reflection Task have been updated.

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"The SEC has apologised to the candidates and schools affected by this issue and can assure them that the  Commission is satisfied that candidates have received their correct results," a statement on Tuesday said.