It’s what every student dreams about – exams being postponed! But that’s exactly what is happening with english paper 2.
The State Examinations Commission has decided to postpone Leaving Certificate English paper two, both Higher and Ordinary levels, after it emerged that students in one centre have already seen the paper. The examination has been rescheduled to take place on Saturday morning using a contingency paper.
English paper two was opened by mistake at an examination centre in Co Louth this morning. The error was immediately spotted and the papers were taken back, according to the state Examinations Commission. It has confirmed that a number of students did see the exam paper. In a statement tonight, the Examinations Commission said that in ‘fairness to all candidates’ taking the subject and ‘in order to protect the integrity of the examination process’ the Leaving Certificate English Paper two, Higher and Ordinary Level, is being deferred.
It says that the compromised papers have been replaced and the Leaving Certificate English Paper two examinations will now take place on Saturday, 6 June 2009 from 9.30am to 12.50pm. The Commission stressed that all of the other examinations scheduled for tomorrow are going ahead as planned.
A Helpline number is available for students affected by the cancellation of tomorrow’s Leaving Cert English Higher and Ordinary level paper 1800 713 913 and the website is www.examinations.ie. More than 115,000 second level students began their Leaving and Junior Certificate exams this morning. The exams began with English, Paper One, and will run until 19 June.
One man or woman in Louth is going to have an awful red face tonight.