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

Mar 24th 2021, 4:48 PM 18,019 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 12,332 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 7,886 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 16,225 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 13,110 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 58,573 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 66,548 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 32,317 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
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As it happened: Latest developments as Leaving Cert 2021 plan announced by minister

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 6:47 PM 75,261 Views 97 Comments
  • 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 48,571 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 26,700 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 62,888 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 21,549 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 46,797 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 12,319 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 54,704 Views 181 Comments

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

Leaving Cert: Government 'actively planning' for exams with alternative option to be available for students, says Minister
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Leaving Cert: Government 'actively planning' for exams with alternative option to be available for students, says Minister

Updated Feb 5th 2021, 5:31 PM 59,934 Views 94 Comments
  • Two plans required 'due to the nature of the pandemic'
  • Option will not be the same as last year's calculated grades system
  • Unions accept offer to discuss plans
  • Discussion on Junior Cert examinations is ongoing
Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be given the option of sitting the exams or taking calculated grades?
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Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be given the option of sitting the exams or taking calculated grades?

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:05 AM 72,007 Views 65 Comments

It’ll be next week at the earliest until we know what is planned for this year’s Leaving Cert exams.

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 36,208 Views 46 Comments

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

Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today
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Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:28 AM 19,951 Views 11 Comments

Of the 4,925 grades being sent to students today, 40% were higher than their Calculated Grade results.

State has paid over €200,000 to Polymetrika for work on last year's Leaving Cert
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State has paid over €200,000 to Polymetrika for work on last year's Leaving Cert

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 12,391 Views 13 Comments

This work includes the ‘standardisation’ algorithm that had two flawed lines of code resulting in 7,200 students receiving the wrong grades.

Leaving Cert plans could be revealed as early as tomorrow as various options being explored
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Leaving Cert plans could be revealed as early as tomorrow as various options being explored

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 1:55 PM 27,149 Views 58 Comments

Schools have remained closed since the Christmas break.

Quiz: How much can you remember about the Leaving Cert English poetry syllabus?
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Quiz: How much can you remember about the Leaving Cert English poetry syllabus?

Jan 29th 2021, 9:30 PM 55,779 Views 30 Comments

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…”

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 24,262 Views 38 Comments

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

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group
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Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group

Jan 22nd 2021, 3:42 PM 16,544 Views 19 Comments

A survey found that most Leaving Cert students wanted a choice between Calculated Grades or in-person exams.

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

Jan 20th 2021, 2:40 PM 27,534 Views 30 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 39,442 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 119,458 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 72,974 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 12,634 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 44,270 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 79,261 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 30,903 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 85,215 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 22,333 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 14,251 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 16,306 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 31,895 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 26,817 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 17,677 Views 4 Comments

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

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