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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 8,776 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 23,577 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 13,273 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 36,231 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 24,313 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 14,067 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 18,206 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 29,567 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 16,311 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 94,705 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 34,908 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 29,551 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 252,957 Views 54 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

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 22,910 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 21,890 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 33,241 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 28,451 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 87,813 Views 108 Comments

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

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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 45,964 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 38,586 Views 114 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 17,664 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 64,717 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 149,635 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 15,692 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 42,655 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 72,269 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 40,307 Views 20 Comments

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

It's the first day of exams, but the sky is overcast (and the forecast isn't looking great)
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It's the first day of exams, but the sky is overcast (and the forecast isn't looking great)

Jun 5th 2019, 1:47 PM 12,088 Views 10 Comments

This date last year year saw highs of 25 degrees.

More than 50,000 students to begin (slightly longer) Leaving Cert exam period with English paper I
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More than 50,000 students to begin (slightly longer) Leaving Cert exam period with English paper I

Jun 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,669 Views 8 Comments

The exams commission has introduced new measures to safeguard the wellbeing of Leaving Certificate students.

'They're anxious in ways they wouldn't have been 20 years ago': Teachers say Leaving Cert stress on the rise
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'They're anxious in ways they wouldn't have been 20 years ago': Teachers say Leaving Cert stress on the rise

Jun 4th 2019, 8:30 PM 30,090 Views 61 Comments

As the Leaving Cert begins tomorrow, teachers and education experts are warning of growing anxiety among students.

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died
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Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died

Jan 18th 2019, 2:36 PM 35,996 Views 24 Comments

Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.

The Junior Cert results are out today - here's all you need to know
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The Junior Cert results are out today - here's all you need to know

Sep 12th 2018, 6:01 AM 30,866 Views 12 Comments

Grades in the pillar subjects of Irish, English, and Maths remain relatively unchanged from previous years.

Time is ticking - The CAO change-of-mind deadline is tomorrow
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Time is ticking - The CAO change-of-mind deadline is tomorrow

Jun 30th 2018, 11:00 AM 9,278 Views 2 Comments

From 5.15pm tomorrow, applicants will no longer be able to change their preferences for the courses they would like to do.

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it
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Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it

Jun 20th 2018, 7:48 PM 52,105 Views 44 Comments

A tweet from Leo Varadkar featured on the first ever exam.

Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm
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Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm

Jun 4th 2018, 6:00 PM 18,191 Views 17 Comments

Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.

Trinity reverses decision to introduce €450 fee for resit exams
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Trinity reverses decision to introduce €450 fee for resit exams

Mar 28th 2018, 2:50 PM 10,666 Views 21 Comments

Students protested and held a sit-in over the attempt to introduce the fees.

'We are not cash cows': Hundreds of Trinity students rally through the campus over resit exam fees
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'We are not cash cows': Hundreds of Trinity students rally through the campus over resit exam fees

Mar 15th 2018, 2:58 PM 14,416 Views 38 Comments

A group of up to 40 students had been occupying the college’s dining hall over the past few days.

State exams are a rote learning memory test and aren't serving our children's future needs
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State exams are a rote learning memory test and aren't serving our children's future needs

Mar 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 56,946 Views 81 Comments

Our education system must deliver a quality education that prepares each child for their future lives, writes Geoffrey Browne.

Students' exam fee protest shuts down access to Book of Kells
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Students' exam fee protest shuts down access to Book of Kells

Mar 9th 2018, 2:12 PM 26,350 Views 34 Comments

Trinity students have released a list of demands.

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