Exam Timetables


Mock Leaving and Junior Cert  Exams will be published in the New Year (See Front Page)

Junior Cert Timetable 2019

Leaving Cert Exam Timetable 2019



For reasons of candidate wellbeing, the 2019 Leaving Certificate written examination timetable has been extended beyond the traditional 13 day window. The new extended timetable has been designed to alleviate pressure on candidates by eliminating subject clashes as much as possible. There has been a very a particular focus on ensuring that there is only a minimal chance that a candidate will have to take three examinations on one day. However, not all clashes have been eliminated and there is still a possibility that some candidates, because of their particular subject choices, may have to sit three examinations in one day in 2019 or in a future year.

In 2019 the examinations will take place over a 15 day period, commencing on 5th June and concluding on the 25th June.

The examinations scheduled for Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th June are shown in the table below;

Date Morning Afternoon
Monday 24 June (Day 14) Italian 
Classical Studies 
Tuesday 25 June (Day 15) Japanese 
Politics and Society 

There is no examination timetabled for the afternoon of Day 15. From 2020, this session will be used to facilitate the placement of new examinations.

The impact on the draft timetable is not just in the addition of the two days at the end. Creating the new timetable to minimise clashes has led to changes throughout. The full list of subjects impacted for next year is set out below

Subject From (2018 Date) To (2019 Date)
Agricultural Science Day 9 AM (18/6) Day 9 PM (17/6)
Accounting Day 9 PM (18/6) Day 11 PM (19/6)
Design & Communication Graphics Day 11 PM (20/6) Day 12 AM (20/6)
Economics/Agricultural Economics* Day 12 AM (21/6) Day 13 AM (21/6)
Italian Day 13 AM (22/6) Day 14 AM (24/6)
Russian Day 7 PM (14/6) Day 14 AM (24/6)
Classical Studies/Latin* Day 8 PM (15/6) Day 14 PM (24/6)
Technology Day 13 AM (22/6) Day 14 PM (24/6)
Arabic Day 5 AM (12/6) Day 15 AM (25/6)
Japanese Day 13 AM (22/6) Day 15 AM (25/6)
Politics and Society Day 11 PM (20/6) Day 15 AM (25/6)

*Mutually exclusive subjects in accordance with the Rules and Programmes for Secondary Schools.

The 2019 Timetable is available here.

The extended timetable has been designed to enhance the wellbeing of examination candidates by eliminating, to the greatest possible degree, the possibility that candidates will have to take three examinations in one day. However, given the timeframe in which the written examinations are held, even taking account of the extra days, the number and duration of the examinations, and the wide subject choices available to candidates, it is not possible to guarantee that a situation will not arise will require a student to undertake three examinations on one day.

The SEC will continue to be mindful of emerging and changing patterns of subject selection by examination candidates in developing and finalising the timetable for the written examinations.