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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

Mon 4:30 PM 21,288 Views 0 Comments

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Nearly 1,500 students receive first higher education offer in second CAO round
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Nearly 1,500 students receive first higher education offer in second CAO round

Mon 12:56 PM 15,451 Views 0 Comments

The CAO released its second round of offers to applicants this morning.

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 57,365 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 15,515 Views 22 Comments

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

Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?
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Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 2:04 PM 45,446 Views 45 Comments

Luke Heffernan missed out on his dream course this year – he feels the ‘points race’ is redundant.

Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’
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Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’

Sep 8th 2021, 7:31 PM 16,765 Views 40 Comments

Simon Harris said the points race for third level places is ‘not the international norm’.

Over 55,000 people offered place in CAO Round One - points rise in teaching, business and health
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Over 55,000 people offered place in CAO Round One - points rise in teaching, business and health

Sep 7th 2021, 2:00 PM 38,423 Views 13 Comments
  • This afternoon’s Round One offers is official confirmation of whether students got their preferred course.
  • Round One offers must be accepted online by 3pm on Monday 13 September.
  • Four courses have now reached 625 points.
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 170,448 Views 8 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

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 36,995 Views 39 Comments

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

'Inevitable' that points for most courses will increase due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results
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'Inevitable' that points for most courses will increase due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results

Sep 5th 2021, 4:24 PM 22,995 Views 19 Comments

The chair of the CAO says grade inflation seen in the last two years is ‘unfair’ to students who deferred college in 2019.

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 62,756 Views 84 Comments

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

From Ancient Greek to Accounting: Leaving Cert results by numbers
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From Ancient Greek to Accounting: Leaving Cert results by numbers

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:13 PM 19,467 Views 12 Comments

The results have been released, we take a look at the important numbers from today.

Leaving Cert: Here's when all the CAO offers will be released – and when they must be accepted
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Leaving Cert: Here's when all the CAO offers will be released – and when they must be accepted

Sep 3rd 2021, 1:07 PM 19,601 Views 2 Comments

Round one offers will be released next Tuesday.

Leaving Cert: Top grades significantly higher on last year as students get their results
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Leaving Cert: Top grades significantly higher on last year as students get their results

Sep 3rd 2021, 10:20 AM 36,098 Views 38 Comments

The largest jumps can be seen in the results for higher level subjects, including Irish, Maths and English.

6,700 CAO applicants receive Round A offers today
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6,700 CAO applicants receive Round A offers today

Jul 7th 2021, 12:08 PM 19,435 Views 2 Comments

Round A mainly concerns mature applicants, mature nursing/midwifery applicants, and people who deferred courses.

Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption
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Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:40 PM 24,989 Views 6 Comments

Additional choice was incorporated in Junior and Leaving Cert exams this year and will again next year.

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly
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Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly

Jun 14th 2021, 6:32 PM 22,809 Views 19 Comments

Concerns were raised today that some students did not receive fair treatment in the oral exams.

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?
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Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?

Jun 13th 2021, 10:00 PM 49,904 Views 38 Comments

This year’s Leaving Certificate exams kicked off this week.

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 8,838 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 23,655 Views 39 Comments

This year’s exams kick off tomorrow.

Leaving Cert students praised for ‘resilience and goodwill’ ahead of exams
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Leaving Cert students praised for ‘resilience and goodwill’ ahead of exams

Jun 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,762 Views 3 Comments

The written exams start on Wednesday and run until 29 June.

Face masks, pods and a two-metre rule: This is how the Leaving Cert exams will work this year
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Face masks, pods and a two-metre rule: This is how the Leaving Cert exams will work this year

Jun 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,858 Views 11 Comments

While some students have opted for Accredited Grades, thousands will sit their Leaving Cert examinations this month.

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak
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'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak

Jun 5th 2021, 1:13 PM 57,162 Views 28 Comments

Over the past fortnight there have been 800 confirmed cases in Limerick.

Student seeks court order allowing him to sit Leaving Cert without having to wear a mask
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Student seeks court order allowing him to sit Leaving Cert without having to wear a mask

May 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 30,433 Views 0 Comments

The student has brought the proceedings through his mother.

Leaving Cert students will have to wear a mask during their oral exams
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# The Masked Candidate

Leaving Cert students will have to wear a mask during their oral exams

Mar 24th 2021, 4:48 PM 18,110 Views 30 Comments

It was hoped that no masks would be worn.

Students who canvas teachers for improved Leaving Cert grades may have results withheld
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Students who canvas teachers for improved Leaving Cert grades may have results withheld

Mar 9th 2021, 8:27 PM 12,403 Views 13 Comments

The heads of a Bill approved today will put this year’s exams and accredited grades system on a legal footing.

Portal for this year's Leaving Cert to open at noon tomorrow
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Portal for this year's Leaving Cert to open at noon tomorrow

Mar 9th 2021, 5:26 PM 7,932 Views 0 Comments

Students can decide to sit the exams in person or receive calculated grades.

High Court dismisses challenge to calculated grades system taken by Belvedere College student
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High Court dismisses challenge to calculated grades system taken by Belvedere College student

Mar 2nd 2021, 4:17 PM 16,352 Views 0 Comments

The action is a test case from about 50 other challenges by other Leaving Cert students.

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 13,297 Views 5 Comments

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

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying
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Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 12:35 PM 59,430 Views 50 Comments
  • Timetable to begin from Wednesday 9 June
  • Sanctions for grade lobbying could include barring students form exams
  • Reopening of schools likely to begin with LC students and young children
Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades
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Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 10:13 PM 67,220 Views 41 Comments

The proposals follow intense discussions between the department and teaching unions.

Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms
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Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 7:25 PM 32,606 Views 48 Comments

Minister for Education Norma Foley briefed teaching unions on the plans this afternoon.

As it happened: Latest developments as Leaving Cert 2021 plan announced by minister From TheJournal.ie
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As it happened: Latest developments as Leaving Cert 2021 plan announced by minister

  • Leaving Cert students are to be given the option not to sit exams and instead apply for calculated grades
  • Oral and practical elements of the Leaving Certificate will also go ahead
  • The Junior Certificate has been cancelled
Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot
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Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 2:15 PM 48,878 Views 64 Comments

The HSE found that 62 people were injured last year in accidents involving off-road vehicles like scrambler bikes.

Leaving Cert talks to continue this evening after a day of 'intense' negotiations
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Leaving Cert talks to continue this evening after a day of 'intense' negotiations

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 7:02 PM 26,720 Views 33 Comments

The ASTI has said the minister has agreed to work on the union’s concerns.

'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents
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'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents

Feb 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 63,086 Views 157 Comments

“I don’t know how I can show my face in the school again. Everyone has been pitted against each other,” one parent said.

Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert
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Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 2:53 PM 21,558 Views 77 Comments

The ASTI said that its concerns had been addressed by Minister for Education Norma Foley.

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse
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ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse

Updated Feb 12th 2021, 4:40 PM 46,867 Views 161 Comments
  • ASTI to attend fresh talks with Education Minister this afternoon
  • Harris says there is more time this year to find solution
  • 'Significant increase' in on-site attendance possible at third-level from September
Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?
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Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?

Feb 12th 2021, 12:48 PM 12,362 Views 40 Comments

It’s been a chaotic 24 hours.

Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks
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Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 9:02 PM 54,745 Views 181 Comments

The union has said that the plans from the department would not provide a “meaningful Leaving Certificate” for students.

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