Education Minister Norma Foley has confirmed this year's Leaving Certificate will be based on exams only and will not adopt any hybrid model.
Ministers decided not to offer accredited grades again this year, in part due to one in four students having not done a Junior Cert.
More choice and fewer questions, that's what Education Minister Norma Foley says this year's Leaving Cert will look like.
Minister Foley says they looked at many proposals to re-run hybrid or estimated grades - but decided they couldn't do it fairly.
Full details of exam changes will be given to schools next week.
It's the first time since 2019 that the state exams will proceed in their usual format.
The junior cert will also proceed in the form of written exams this year.
The Irish Second-Level Students Union says the decision not to have a calculated grades option is a "failure".
A recent survey by the Union showed two-thirds wanted the hybrid model.
Tipperary student Emer Neville is President of the Irish Secondary Students Union.
Speaking to Beat news, she says students are very disappointed: