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#Leaving Certificate

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The State exams start today – but don't let stress get you down Testing Times

Opinion: The State exams start today – but don't let stress get you down

Stress and pressure are, unfortunately, part and parcel of exams. But there are also simple ways to keep calm and perform well.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 119,000 students are putting pen to paper this morning in state exams Me Nerves

Almost 119,000 students are putting pen to paper this morning in state exams

This year marks the first time that all students at Leaving Cert level will sit the new Project Maths exam.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Have a positive impact on Ireland’s society and economy – choose a STEM career Leaving Cert

Opinion: Have a positive impact on Ireland’s society and economy – choose a STEM career

Leaving Cert students: consider courses in science, technology, engineering and maths. They’ll give you transferable, mobile skills that are needed in almost every sector.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Under exam stress? Take five minutes off and read these tips Exams

Opinion: Under exam stress? Take five minutes off and read these tips

While 120,000 students will sit exams over the coming weeks, there’s no need for them to go through the stressful pre-exam period alone.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?

The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert could see major overhaul with proposed new grading scale Reform

Leaving Cert could see major overhaul with proposed new grading scale

The number of grading bands would be reduced from 14 to eight.

From TheJournal.ie New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to "high standards" of education Reform

New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to "high standards" of education

It could also hamper Ireland’s chances of attracting foreign direct investment, experts say.

From TheJournal.ie Spelling, grammar and punctuation are problems for Irish students Leaving Certificate

Spelling, grammar and punctuation are problems for Irish students

A report from the SEC also found that Shakespeare’s Macbeth is still the most popular text among Higher Level English students.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense Points For Sports

Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense

We live in a society, not just an economy – and giving additional points to people for accomplishments beyond the academic makes sense, write Aaron McKenna.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry Poetry In Motion

Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry

Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.

From TheJournal.ie More boys are staying on in school to do the Leaving Cert Not Too Cool For School

More boys are staying on in school to do the Leaving Cert

More than 90 per cent of Irish students stay on to complete the exams, according to a report out today.

From TheJournal.ie Don't forget: The deadline for accepting first round CAO offers is today College
From TheJournal.ie Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system Points Race

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system

Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.

From The42 Deary me, Bernard! It’s the sporting tweets of the week Twitterati This post contains images

Deary me, Bernard! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Brian O’Driscoll wishing Luke Fitgerald the best of luck ahead of the Leaving Cert results.

From TheJournal.ie Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers Prime Numbers

Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people have visited the church in Spain with the botched fresco of Jesus?

From TheJournal.ie Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year Leaving Cert 2013

Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year

The exam scripts were held back with a further 25 ‘provisionally withheld pending communication’ with students.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face Opinion

Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face

The Leaving Cert is an outdated, crude and brutal instrument that fails to prepare young people for either the realities of third level education or modern life in general, writes Paul Rowe.

From TheJournal.ie Student grant applications 'being assessed on schedule' Student Grants

Student grant applications 'being assessed on schedule'

Some 82,000 applications were received by the deadline earlier this month but SUSI are still accepting them.

From TheJournal.ie Here's what happened with THAT error in the Leaving Cert Maths paper Oops

Here's what happened with THAT error in the Leaving Cert Maths paper

The State Examinations Commission said today that approximately 4 per cent of candidates had been impacted by the error.

Here's how every Leaving Cert student feels on results morning

Have mercy on their souls.

From TheJournal.ie The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate State Exams

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: Leaving Cert results day Good Luck

In numbers: Leaving Cert results day

It’s a big day for the 55,572 students who will receive their results today.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert students urged not to get completely wasted on results night Celebrations

Leaving Cert students urged not to get completely wasted on results night

Results for 53,749 students will be available from tomorrow morning.

From TheJournal.ie Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion" Leaving Cert

Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion"

The minister had ordered that the SEC take the errors into account when marking the exam. Results are due out on Wednesday.

From TheJournal.ie Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes Leaving Cert

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes

The minister says the SEC has two jobs now: to ensure no student suffers as a result of the error, and to stop it recurring.

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper Oops

Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

From TheJournal.ie Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students' State Exams

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'

Science minister Sean Sherlock believes the State Examinations Commission will ensure no student loses out over the error.

From TheJournal.ie Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers Oops

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers

The English version of a Maths question mistakenly inserted an extra number – which meant two answers are possible.

SYLVIA PLATH DID appear on this afternoon’s Leaving Cert English paper II at higher level, alongside Derek Mahon, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Elizabeth Bishop. Thousands of students had been left despairing last year when neither Plath nor the other stalwart, Seamus Heaney, appeared.

From TheJournal.ie State exams in numbers: 13 days, 6,000 examiners and 38 million A4 pages Good Luck

State exams in numbers: 13 days, 6,000 examiners and 38 million A4 pages

Some 3.1 million exam papers are sitting in boxes across the country right now.

From The42 Open thread: What did you miss during your Junior/Leaving Cert? Memory Lane

Open thread: What did you miss during your Junior/Leaving Cert?

We really hate it when sport and state exams clash.

13 Leaving Cert memories that you can never leave behind

No matter how hard you try to forget.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The countdown to Project Maths is on – what should you expect? Opinion

Column: The countdown to Project Maths is on – what should you expect?

This week the State exams begin and Leaving and Junior Certificate students are getting ready to tackle Project Maths. John Devlin has some tips for those worried about the new syllabus.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Ireland’s educational system is the most unjust structure in our society today Opinion

Column: Ireland’s educational system is the most unjust structure in our society today

The fundamental role the educational system plays today is determining a young person’s future life choices, so if there is to be equal opportunity, then we need to tackle equal access for all, writes Fr Peter McVerry.

From TheJournal.ie Highest number of students ever completing second level education Education

Highest number of students ever completing second level education

The number of young men staying on at second level has also risen significantly in the last 11 years.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Times have changed and so should the Junior Cert Opinion

Column: Times have changed and so should the Junior Cert

In the wake of the Junior Certificate results, Deputy Principal Noirin Walsh says that the examination is no longer in tune with the demand of today’s students.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why the Leaving Cert as we know it is redundant, by a headmaster Opinion

Column: Why the Leaving Cert as we know it is redundant, by a headmaster

There are better assessment systems out there internationally, writes headmaster Arthur Godsil. So why aren’t we using them?

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives Opinion

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives

‘Radical’ new proposals for interviews are really a return to the past, writes Joanna Tuffy TD. Instead, we need a much wider debate on third level education.

From TheJournal.ie Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system Points Race

Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system

A submission to Ruairí Quinn sees Ireland’s seven universities outline issues with the Leaving Cert – and how to change it.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Monday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Monday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.