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Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
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Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades

Wed 2:40 PM 25,571 Views 27 Comments

73% of second-level students said they feel either very unsafe or unsafe at schools reopening.

Leaving Cert exams to have 'additional choice' but will not change in length
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Leaving Cert exams to have 'additional choice' but will not change in length

Updated Jan 14th 2021, 2:43 PM 36,881 Views 35 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said this afternoon that the changes will ‘play to students’ strengths’.

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be vaccinated so they can sit their exams?
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Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be vaccinated so they can sit their exams?

Jan 10th 2021, 10:54 AM 118,824 Views 118 Comments

There are 61,000 Leaving Cert students, and they would need to be vaccinated before June to sit their State exams.

Poll: Should the written Leaving Cert go ahead as normal this year?
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Poll: Should the written Leaving Cert go ahead as normal this year?

Jan 9th 2021, 10:29 AM 71,718 Views 76 Comments

Calculated Grades replaced traditional exams last year, and didn’t go smoothly.

TV and radio resources for remote learning students across TG4 and RTE
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TV and radio resources for remote learning students across TG4 and RTE

Jan 8th 2021, 4:53 PM 12,489 Views 6 Comments

Programming and online resources have been expanded by the State Broadcaster to help students through level 5.

Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June
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Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 2:45 PM 44,085 Views 116 Comments

Meanwhile, the decision not to allow in-school learning for children with special needs has been called “devastating”.

Leaving Cert students to move to remote learning after government u-turn
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Leaving Cert students to move to remote learning after government u-turn

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 9:05 PM 79,090 Views 204 Comments

The ASTI had told its members not cooperate with government plans to bring students in for three days a week.

'I hate to have to say it but we are not expendable': Leaving Cert students dismayed at three-days-a-week plan
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'I hate to have to say it but we are not expendable': Leaving Cert students dismayed at three-days-a-week plan

Jan 7th 2021, 3:08 PM 30,713 Views 62 Comments

Students facing a return to school are worried about their health and the health of their loved ones with Covid-19 rampant in the community.

Poll: Do you agree with having Leaving Cert students back in school three days a week?
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Poll: Do you agree with having Leaving Cert students back in school three days a week?

Jan 7th 2021, 10:55 AM 84,656 Views 72 Comments

Teachers have expressed concern that they were not consulted about having Leaving Cert students return to the schools.

High Court test case against Leaving Cert calculated grades hears minister 'jettisoned' her commitments
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High Court test case against Leaving Cert calculated grades hears minister 'jettisoned' her commitments

Dec 8th 2020, 6:48 PM 21,701 Views 0 Comments

The hearing before Mr Justice Charles Meenan is expected to last for two weeks.

Persistent rain and unsettled conditions on the way (not the usual Leaving Cert weather, eh?)
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Persistent rain and unsettled conditions on the way (not the usual Leaving Cert weather, eh?)

Nov 16th 2020, 2:01 PM 14,248 Views 4 Comments

Have your umbrella at the ready.

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 16,285 Views 14 Comments

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

Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm
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Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm

Nov 10th 2020, 6:48 PM 31,842 Views 20 Comments

Dalton Tattan, assistant secretary at the Department of Education said the pressure they were under was ‘extreme’.

Students hit by calculated grades error have been offered college places
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Students hit by calculated grades error have been offered college places

Oct 8th 2020, 2:52 PM 26,805 Views 17 Comments

The CAO has offered places to 424 Leaving Cert students who missed out due to the error.

Leaving Cert students affected by calculated grades error to be included in Round 4 CAO offers
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Leaving Cert students affected by calculated grades error to be included in Round 4 CAO offers

Oct 5th 2020, 5:38 PM 17,664 Views 5 Comments

Over 6,000 students received improved grades following the discovery of last weeks error in the calculated grades

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 94,548 Views 73 Comments

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

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says
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Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says

Oct 1st 2020, 9:43 AM 22,770 Views 66 Comments

It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.

'There are penalties, absolutely': Minister says there are sanctions associated with Polymetrika calculated grade contract
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'There are penalties, absolutely': Minister says there are sanctions associated with Polymetrika calculated grade contract

Oct 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 24,159 Views 25 Comments

The cost of the calculated grades system is €160,000.

Harris estimates 1,000 additional college places may be required to deal with calculated grade errors
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Harris estimates 1,000 additional college places may be required to deal with calculated grade errors

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 8:10 PM 42,329 Views 58 Comments

When asked by in the Dáil earlier, Taoiseach Micheál Martin admitted that there had been two errors made in the Leaving Cert standardisation process.

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students
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Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students

Sep 30th 2020, 5:55 PM 28,402 Views 19 Comments

Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.

Taoiseach told Varadkar and Ryan about Leaving Cert error six days after it was discovered
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Taoiseach told Varadkar and Ryan about Leaving Cert error six days after it was discovered

Sep 30th 2020, 5:40 PM 29,636 Views 29 Comments

Education Miniser Norma Foley said that about 7,200 Leaving Cert grades have been affected by the errors in the Leaving Cert calculated grades system.

Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error
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Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 5:33 PM 67,427 Views 96 Comments

Two errors have been identified in the calculated grades system.

Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected
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Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 1:47 PM 54,518 Views 72 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley will make a comprehensive statement on the matter later today.

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 34,790 Views 26 Comments

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

Teachers' union says release of Calculated Grades rank order is a 'fundamental breach of trust'
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Teachers' union says release of Calculated Grades rank order is a 'fundamental breach of trust'

Sep 23rd 2020, 11:50 AM 20,998 Views 26 Comments

The TUI also claimed that releasing the rank order will be “profoundly damaging to the student-teacher relationship”.

One in five students are appealing Leaving Cert calculated grades
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One in five students are appealing Leaving Cert calculated grades

Sep 17th 2020, 9:36 AM 25,098 Views 25 Comments

This year’s appeals process is very different to the usual system.

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 29,461 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.

Leaving Cert students to see what grades their schools gave as appeals process opens today
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Leaving Cert students to see what grades their schools gave as appeals process opens today

Sep 14th 2020, 9:26 AM 22,740 Views 32 Comments

Students have until 5pm on Wednesday to lodge an appeal.

Harris defends calculated grades and says it meant students in more disadvantaged schools didn't lose out
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Harris defends calculated grades and says it meant students in more disadvantaged schools didn't lose out

Sep 11th 2020, 6:17 PM 32,542 Views 55 Comments

The Higher Education Minister faced questions about claims students in private schools had been unfairly marked down under the system.

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 250,412 Views 54 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

'We're forgotten about': Students carrying over results fear being overlooked as CAO offers due out
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'We're forgotten about': Students carrying over results fear being overlooked as CAO offers due out

Sep 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,229 Views 11 Comments

Ronan Cloney (20) Cloney has been trying to ensure fairness for deferred CAO applicants since May, when the exams were first cancelled.

Dublin private school says its students were 'significantly penalised' by Leaving Cert calculated grades process
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Dublin private school says its students were 'significantly penalised' by Leaving Cert calculated grades process

Sep 10th 2020, 8:22 PM 67,729 Views 50 Comments

The Institute of Education wrote to the Taoiseach today claiming its students had been penalised by “the bias” within the process.

'A long year': Leaving Cert students commended as calculated grades released
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'A long year': Leaving Cert students commended as calculated grades released

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:06 PM 45,188 Views 38 Comments

Students were able to access their grades since 9am this morning.

One in five Higher Level grades reduced and a tweaking of the gender gap: How 'standardisation' changed teacher-estimated grades
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One in five Higher Level grades reduced and a tweaking of the gender gap: How 'standardisation' changed teacher-estimated grades

Sep 7th 2020, 2:47 PM 23,483 Views 14 Comments

10% of Leaving Cert Higher Level grades were reduced by up to 10 marks.

As it happened: The Leaving Cert are in - here's how students and schools responded to the news
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As it happened: The Leaving Cert are in - here's how students and schools responded to the news

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:40 AM 71,894 Views 39 Comments

Students around the country have been receiving their calculated grades since 9am.

Leaving Cert student: Waiting for today's results feels like an anti-climax
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Leaving Cert student: Waiting for today's results feels like an anti-climax

Sep 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,072 Views 6 Comments

Poppy Kane is a sixth year pupil about to receive her Leaving Cert results like thousands of others today. She shares her thoughts on the last six months.

Simon Harris: 'We need to drop the snobby attitude that the only way to progress in life is to go to university'
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Simon Harris: 'We need to drop the snobby attitude that the only way to progress in life is to go to university'

Sep 4th 2020, 5:49 PM 118,626 Views 88 Comments

With the Leaving Certificate results out on Monday, the minister said an apprenticeship is a great way to get the career you want.

The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work
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The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 27,714 Views 9 Comments

We take a look at how the calculated grades system will work.

Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month
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Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month

Sep 1st 2020, 4:24 PM 13,337 Views 0 Comments

The student has made an application to the court to receive ‘calculated grades’.

Leaving Cert 2020: 17% of teacher-predicted grades reduced; 4% increased
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Leaving Cert 2020: 17% of teacher-predicted grades reduced; 4% increased

Sep 1st 2020, 3:15 PM 56,711 Views 53 Comments

The announcement was made at Government Buildings this afternoon.

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