Minister for Education Norma Foley will bring a bill to Cabinet today to facilitate accredited grades in this year's Leaving Certificate exam.

The Education (Leaving Certificate) (Accredited Grades) Bill 2021 effectively confers powers on the State Examinations Commission to run a system of accredited grades.

The Department of Education said preparations for Leaving Certificate 2021 are in train, with students having registered for examinations, accredited grades, or both.

Initial guidance has been issued to schools in respect of the accredited grades process and further guidance will issue.

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