Leaving Cert students look set to have the option of calculated grades or a written exam in each subject later this year.
According to RTÉ, the Cabinet Education Sub-Committee has signed off on the proposal.
The Government is hoping that it will encourage students to sit the written exam.
Students will receive one set of results at the end of the process.
An official announcement is expected later where it will also be confirmed that the 2021 Junior Cert has been cancelled.