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Delay in issuing Leaving Cert results 'will cause huge levels of additional stress and worry'
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Delay in issuing Leaving Cert results 'will cause huge levels of additional stress and worry'

Updated Jun 23rd 2022, 3:40 PM 21,075 Views 28 Comments

The Leaving Cert exam results will be issued on 2 September.

Ireland's oft-overlooked man of the match revels in starring role
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Ireland's oft-overlooked man of the match revels in starring role

Jun 7th 2022, 1:00 PM 8,407 Views 0 Comments

Liam Kerrigan made a big impact on just his second U21s cap, scoring in the win over Montenegro.

Explainer: What changes are being made to the Leaving Certificate?
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Explainer: What changes are being made to the Leaving Certificate?

Mar 29th 2022, 3:38 PM 13,405 Views 3 Comments

Major reforms to the Leaving Cert are to be brought in beginning in 2023.

Leaving Cert to go ahead on exams-only basis this year as minister rules out accredited grades
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Leaving Cert to go ahead on exams-only basis this year as minister rules out accredited grades

Updated Feb 1st 2022, 2:00 PM 49,606 Views 65 Comments
  • The Minister for Education said that there would be additional choices within the exams.
  • She added that grades would be standardised against grades in 2021, to avoid issues with grade inflation.
  • The Junior Cert exams are also set to go ahead later this year.
Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert
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Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert

Jan 22nd 2022, 2:36 PM 18,687 Views 25 Comments

A survey released by the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union this week showed 68% of students want a ‘hybrid-model’ Leaving Cert.

Leaving Cert oral exams and practical music exams to be deferred until Easter break
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Leaving Cert oral exams and practical music exams to be deferred until Easter break

Dec 20th 2021, 5:15 PM 20,404 Views 3 Comments

It was decided that the exams will take place outside of school time over the first week of the school Easter holidays.

The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here
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The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here

Sep 20th 2021, 4:30 PM 22,654 Views 0 Comments

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45 students suspected of cheating in Leaving Cert exams have results provisionally withheld
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45 students suspected of cheating in Leaving Cert exams have results provisionally withheld

Sep 15th 2021, 5:48 PM 59,630 Views 0 Comments

The decision to withhold a result or marks is open to appeal.

Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?
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Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,848 Views 22 Comments

It’s an ideal time to reform the Irish educational system, writes Emma DeSouza.

The CAO points for 2021 have just been released. Find them all here
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The CAO points for 2021 have just been released. Find them all here

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 2:00 PM 174,174 Views 8 Comments

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Poll: Did you get the points you wanted when you did the Leaving Cert?
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Poll: Did you get the points you wanted when you did the Leaving Cert?

Sep 6th 2021, 9:10 AM 37,157 Views 39 Comments

Leaving Cert results came out for the class of 2021 last week.

Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland
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Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 4:30 PM 63,262 Views 84 Comments

The Minister for Further and Higher Education says the Leaving Cert is not the only avenue to an education.

D-Day for some 55,000 students as Leaving Certificate exams get under way
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D-Day for some 55,000 students as Leaving Certificate exams get under way

Jun 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,858 Views 13 Comments

While some students have opted for Accredited Grades, thousands will sit their exams over the coming weeks.

Poll: Do you still have the 'Leaving Cert nightmare'?
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Poll: Do you still have the 'Leaving Cert nightmare'?

Jun 8th 2021, 10:35 AM 23,864 Views 39 Comments

This year’s exams kick off tomorrow.

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain
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Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain

Feb 18th 2021, 2:05 PM 13,352 Views 5 Comments

“I trust my teachers, but I don’t trust the algorithm,” one student said.

Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams
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Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:40 PM 36,272 Views 46 Comments

The Advisory Group tasked with plotting a course for the examinations met again today.

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
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Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

Jan 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 24,374 Views 38 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

Northern Ireland cancels GCSE and A-level exams due to Covid-19
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Northern Ireland cancels GCSE and A-level exams due to Covid-19

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 2:45 PM 14,075 Views 8 Comments

It comes amid stricter lockdown measures to stop a rise in transmission of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed by new cases.

Teacher assessments to replace GCSE and A-level exams in England this summer
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Teacher assessments to replace GCSE and A-level exams in England this summer

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 2:03 PM 18,240 Views 21 Comments

England’s Education Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed the exams would be cancelled.

All school exams in Scotland next year have been cancelled
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All school exams in Scotland next year have been cancelled

Dec 8th 2020, 5:57 PM 29,618 Views 16 Comments

The Education Minister said he wouldn’t stake pupils’ futures “on a lottery of whether their school was hit by Covid”.

Almost 2,600 students to sit postponed Leaving Cert exams from today
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Almost 2,600 students to sit postponed Leaving Cert exams from today

Nov 16th 2020, 6:55 AM 16,326 Views 14 Comments

Candidates were given the option earlier this year to receive Calculated Grades and/or to sit written exams.

Leaving Cert: Polymetrika was paid €91,500 above agreed cost for work after daily rate kicked in at end of contract
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Leaving Cert: Polymetrika was paid €91,500 above agreed cost for work after daily rate kicked in at end of contract

Oct 1st 2020, 8:06 PM 94,775 Views 73 Comments

To date, €163,000 has been paid to Polymetrika for the calculated grades system.

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates
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Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates

Sep 28th 2020, 9:23 AM 34,981 Views 26 Comments

Students can also apply to sit the postponed exams in November.

First High Court challenge to Leaving Cert calculated grade system
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First High Court challenge to Leaving Cert calculated grade system

Sep 16th 2020, 1:07 PM 29,604 Views 0 Comments

The action is being taken by a student who missed out on a place to study medicine at Trinity College by two points.

The CAO points for 2020 have just been released. Find them all here
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The CAO points for 2020 have just been released. Find them all here

Sep 11th 2020, 1:55 PM 257,865 Views 54 Comments

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A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it
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A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it

Aug 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,018 Views 26 Comments

Here is the thought process behind the Plan C for the Leaving Cert, the appeal process, and where it could all go wrong.

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?
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What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

Aug 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,959 Views 11 Comments

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results
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'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results

Aug 10th 2020, 5:32 PM 33,252 Views 11 Comments

Pass rates for pupils in the most deprived data zones were reduced by 15.2% – for pupils from the most affluent backgrounds the reduction was 6.9%.

View from a teacher: So far we’ve been putting out fires, but it's time for proper solutions
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View from a teacher: So far we’ve been putting out fires, but it's time for proper solutions

May 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 28,492 Views 81 Comments

One secondary school teacher says now is also an opportunity to reimagine a new way of educating Irish students.

Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government
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Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government

May 8th 2020, 3:08 PM 87,907 Views 108 Comments

Teachers will provide an estimate of the percentage mark each student is likely to have achieved.

As it happened: Minister announces Leaving Cert exams cancelled, all students to receive 'calculated grades' From TheJournal.ie
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As it happened: Minister announces Leaving Cert exams cancelled, all students to receive 'calculated grades'

Poll: Do you think the current plan for the Leaving Cert is fair?
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Poll: Do you think the current plan for the Leaving Cert is fair?

May 8th 2020, 8:49 AM 45,974 Views 86 Comments

We’re expecting confirmation of what is planned for the Leaving Cert after 3pm today.

Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts
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Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts

Updated May 7th 2020, 10:45 PM 38,654 Views 115 Comments

However, concerns have been raised about the legality of predicted grades.

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans
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'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans

May 6th 2020, 3:57 PM 17,676 Views 38 Comments

Most students want the exams to be cancelled, according to a new survey.

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams
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'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams

Apr 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 64,810 Views 23 Comments

Poppy Kane says despite the challenges, many students believe the exams give them a sense of control in an uncertain time.

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled - all students to get full marks
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Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled - all students to get full marks

Mar 19th 2020, 11:10 AM 149,769 Views 148 Comments

The decision was announced this morning by the Department of Education.

Junior Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys across most subjects
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Junior Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys across most subjects

Oct 8th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,731 Views 19 Comments

The data shows girls received more A grades than boys in most subjects.

64,300 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on
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64,300 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on

Oct 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 44,102 Views 20 Comments

Nineteen students secured 11 higher/common-level A grades and distinctions this year.

71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams
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71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams

Aug 14th 2019, 5:45 PM 72,580 Views 27 Comments

Those suspected of cheating represent a tiny proportion of the 57,000 students who sat the exams this year.

Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers
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Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers

Aug 13th 2019, 11:54 AM 40,375 Views 20 Comments

Everyone has got their results, so here are the most important statistics from today.

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