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# Leaving Cert

Last month
January 2023
# Exams
Leaving Cert students ask Foley to keep 'no cliff edge' vow - and avoid clash with Harry Styles gig
Norma Foley has a challenge ahead to keep everyone happy as she aims to reform the Leaving Certificate.
Last year
2022
# Leaving Cert
Close to 19,000 individual Leaving Cert results appealed this year, with more than 20% upheld
3,769 individual results were upgraded, meaning more than 20% of the appeals were successful.
# Results Day
‘I’m over the moon’: Dublin student gets top mark of 625 in Leaving Certificate
Some 61,000 students opened their Leaving Certificate results today.
# Results Day
Leaving Cert 2022: Students urged not to 'obsess' over points as they open results
Education Minister Norma Foley announced changes to next year’s Leaving Cert as over 60,000 students got their results today.
# Changes
Education minister defends plans to move Leaving Cert English and Irish Paper One to fifth year
Internal documents have shown the State Examinations Commission expressed concern about the reformed timeline for the senior cycle exams.
# Courts
Student brings Department of Education to court over Leaving Cert Mandarin examination
The 15-year-old is challenging the requirement that examination answers must be in simplified Mandarin characters.
# Leaving Cert
College lecturers facing admin 'Groundhog Day' due to late release of Leaving Cert results
First year students in most colleges will be starting term several weeks late due to the late release of CAO offers.
# Leaving Cert
Leaving Cert: CAO round one offers to come out on 8 September
Leaving Cert results will be delayed again this year, coming out in early September rather than mid-August.
# Leaving Cert
Leaving Cert: CAO round one offers to come out on 8 September
Leaving Cert results will be delayed again this year, coming out in early September rather than mid-August.
# Exams
Delay in issuing Leaving Cert results 'will cause huge levels of additional stress and worry'
The Leaving Cert exam results will be issued on 2 September.
# BOTÚN
Leaving Cert students won't lose marks because of error in Irish language Maths paper
The State Examinations Commission said that the error will be taken into account during marking.
# State Exams
Leaving and Junior Cert exams start today with over 130,000 students taking part
It marks the full return of traditional written exams following two years of Covid disruption.
# Students
Parents' group accuse Foley of 'kicking the ball down the road' on 2023 Leaving Cert
The CSSPA, which represents parents from over 340 schools, says students will be ‘hugely disadvantaged and unfairly treated’.
# Your Say
Poll: Should there be a moratorium on reporting about the Leaving Cert while it's on?
The State Examinations Commission chief said that media coverage “undoubtedly” contributes to students’ stress during the exams.
# Explainer
Explainer: What changes are being made to the Leaving Certificate?
Major reforms to the Leaving Cert are to be brought in beginning in 2023.
# Leaving Cert
Major revamp to Leaving Cert planned as fifth year students to sit some exams starting in 2024
There will also be two new subjects introduced: Drama, Film and Theatre Studies and Climate Action and Sustainable Development.
# leaving cert 2022
Leaving and Junior Cert fees waived by Education Minister
Fees of €116 and €109 for the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert respectively will not have to be paid.
# Leaving Cert
Leaving Cert to go ahead on exams-only basis this year as minister rules out accredited grades
Both the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert are set to go ahead in June.
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.
Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022
Second-level students union says 'traditional' State exams can't go ahead
Voices
Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022
Harry McCann says if the government ignores students’ calls for a change to the Leaving Cert, they risk alienating future voters.
Voices
Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system
Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance argues that we need a more modern, dynamic approach to education in Ireland.
# Leaving Cert
Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert
A survey released by the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union this week showed 68% of students want a ‘hybrid-model’ Leaving Cert.
# Your Say
Poll: Do you think there should be a 'hybrid' Leaving Cert this year?
Current plans will see a pre-pandemic Leaving Cert carried out this summer.
# Leaving Cert
Second-level students union says 'traditional' State exams can't go ahead
Two teachers unions – the ASTI and the TUI – said speculation that State exams would not be held as usual was “unhelpful”.
# State Exams
Leaving Cert 2022: Teaching unions hit out at 'unhelpful' speculation about hybrid model
Students had a choice last year whether to sit an exam or receive an accredited grade.
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# Leaving Cert
Leaving Cert oral exams and practical music exams to be deferred until Easter break
It was decided that the exams will take place outside of school time over the first week of the school Easter holidays.
# State Exams
'Traumatic' structure of the Leaving Cert 'can’t get any worse', says Ombudsman
Children’s Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon said reforms can’t make things worse than they are.
# Points Race
The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here
Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.
# College
Nearly 1,500 students receive first higher education offer in second CAO round
The CAO released its second round of offers to applicants this morning.
# Leaving Cert
45 students suspected of cheating in Leaving Cert exams have results provisionally withheld
The decision to withhold a result or marks is open to appeal.
Voices
Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?
It’s an ideal time to reform the Irish educational system, writes Emma DeSouza.
Voices
Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?
Luke Heffernan missed out on his dream course this year – he feels the ‘points race’ is redundant.
# Points Race
Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’
Simon Harris said the points race for third level places is ‘not the international norm’.
# Round one
Over 55,000 people offered place in CAO Round One - points rise in teaching, business and health
This afternoon’s Round One offers is official confirmation of whether students got their preferred course.
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.
'Inevitable' that points for most courses will increase due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results
Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland
# Exams
The CAO points for 2021 have just been released. Find them all here
Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.
# Your Say
Poll: Did you get the points you wanted when you did the Leaving Cert?
Leaving Cert results came out for the class of 2021 last week.
# grade inflation
'Inevitable' that points for most courses will increase due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results
The chair of the CAO says grade inflation seen in the last two years is ‘unfair’ to students who deferred college in 2019.
Voices
Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland
The Minister for Further and Higher Education says the Leaving Cert is not the only avenue to an education.
# Results Day
From Ancient Greek to Accounting: Leaving Cert results by numbers
The results have been released, we take a look at the important numbers from today.
# what to do next
Leaving Cert: Here's when all the CAO offers will be released – and when they must be accepted
Round one offers will be released next Tuesday.
# Results Day
Leaving Cert: Top grades significantly higher on last year as students get their results
The largest jumps can be seen in the results for higher level subjects, including Irish, Maths and English.