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The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers
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The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers

Aug 16th 2014, 7:30 PM 10,951 Views 4 Comments

Plus: What subject had the highest failure rate in the Leaving Certificate?

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects?
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Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects?

Aug 14th 2014, 9:05 AM 13,287 Views 70 Comments

And would it help stem the skills shortages in the tech and sciences industry?

In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results
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In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results

Aug 13th 2014, 10:54 PM 49,884 Views 16 Comments

Which subject had the highest failure rate? Which one had the most amount of As?

Photos: Leaving Cert students collect their results and warm the cockles of our hearts
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Photos: Leaving Cert students collect their results and warm the cockles of our hearts

Aug 13th 2014, 6:04 PM 30,202 Views 17 Comments

LOOK HOW HAPPY THEY ARE.

Enterprise culture "lacking" in Irish schools
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Enterprise culture "lacking" in Irish schools

Aug 13th 2014, 4:13 PM 6,256 Views 15 Comments

ISME says students are encouraged to look for a job, not start a business.

Calls for students to study career-relevant subjects
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Calls for students to study career-relevant subjects

Aug 13th 2014, 1:02 PM 10,217 Views 36 Comments

The American Chamber of Commerce supports the proposal that more points be given to students who study career or university relevant subjects.

Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here's some useful advice
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Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here's some useful advice

Aug 13th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,682 Views 7 Comments

“Regardless of what results lie in that envelope, remember all the dedication and hard work you put in”.

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

Aug 13th 2014, 6:00 AM 34,020 Views 13 Comments

It’s all about the Maths results.

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?
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Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?

Aug 11th 2014, 9:16 AM 15,874 Views 94 Comments

Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.

These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society
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These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society

Jul 29th 2014, 12:38 PM 42,867 Views 47 Comments

Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.

Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it's perpetuating disadvantage
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Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it's perpetuating disadvantage

Jun 17th 2014, 7:30 PM 5,245 Views 42 Comments

We believe university places should be awarded to students based on the ranking they achieved within their school, not their national ranking.

Leaving Cert students asked question on horsemeat scandal
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Leaving Cert students asked question on horsemeat scandal

Jun 10th 2014, 10:48 PM 19,579 Views 38 Comments

They were also asked about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a question which may have thrown students as it is not a compulsory disorder on the syllabus.

The recession is popping up a lot on Leaving Cert papers this year
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The recession is popping up a lot on Leaving Cert papers this year

Jun 9th 2014, 9:41 PM 19,699 Views 18 Comments

First they were asked to analyse budgets for families on the dole, now it’s essays on poverty and calculating youth unemployment rates.

This Leaving Cert student is Snapchatting his hilarious exam conversations with Jesus
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# Divine Intervention

This Leaving Cert student is Snapchatting his hilarious exam conversations with Jesus

Jun 9th 2014, 3:45 PM 7,147 Views 0 Comments

And they’re great.

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams
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In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams

Jun 7th 2014, 9:45 AM 11,002 Views 11 Comments

How many A4 pages will be used? How many people set the tests? How many subjects are being examined? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

This question on the Ordinary Level Maths paper today was 'ridiculously simple'
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This question on the Ordinary Level Maths paper today was 'ridiculously simple'

Jun 6th 2014, 10:15 PM 62,429 Views 101 Comments

A shopkeeper bought 25 school blazers at €30 each and 25 trousers at €20 each. How much did they spend?

Justin Bieber's name was spelled wrong on the Leaving Cert English Paper 1
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Justin Bieber's name was spelled wrong on the Leaving Cert English Paper 1

Jun 6th 2014, 7:44 PM 27,441 Views 70 Comments

It’s “I before E, except after C” – everyone knows that.

How would you have done in today's English Paper 2?
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How would you have done in today's English Paper 2?

Jun 5th 2014, 7:34 PM 35,384 Views 45 Comments

Most students were pretty happy with it but would you remember enough to tackle these questions?

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

Jun 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 190 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Jun 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,323 Views 21 Comments

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

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

Jun 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 421 Views 38 Comments

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.

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

May 26th 2014, 7:00 AM 721 Views 1 Comment

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.

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

Apr 23rd 2014, 9:08 AM 23,415 Views 238 Comments

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

Leaving Cert could see major overhaul with proposed new grading scale
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Leaving Cert could see major overhaul with proposed new grading scale

Apr 21st 2014, 7:16 AM 16,385 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Apr 14th 2014, 10:31 AM 9,725 Views 29 Comments

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

Spelling, grammar and punctuation are problems for Irish students
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Spelling, grammar and punctuation are problems for Irish students

Apr 4th 2014, 12:01 PM 14,798 Views 110 Comments

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

Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense
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Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense

Mar 8th 2014, 8:00 AM 1,642 Views 52 Comments

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.

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

Feb 22nd 2014, 12:00 PM 110 Views 48 Comments

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.

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

Feb 3rd 2014, 6:45 AM 6,135 Views 7 Comments

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

Don't forget: The deadline for accepting first round CAO offers is today
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Don't forget: The deadline for accepting first round CAO offers is today

Aug 26th 2013, 8:04 AM 3,099 Views 5 Comments

5.15pm to be exact.

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

Aug 18th 2013, 8:30 PM 53,057 Views 45 Comments

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.

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

Aug 18th 2013, 10:00 AM 2,867 Views 1 Comment

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

Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers
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Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers

Aug 17th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,814 Views 1 Comment

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

Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year
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Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year

Aug 16th 2013, 10:50 PM 57,111 Views 121 Comments

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

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

Aug 15th 2013, 1:00 PM 1,452 Views 73 Comments

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.

Student grant applications 'being assessed on schedule'
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Student grant applications 'being assessed on schedule'

Aug 14th 2013, 3:00 PM 4,486 Views 10 Comments

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

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

Aug 14th 2013, 7:15 AM 19,796 Views 15 Comments

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

Aug 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 6,030 Views 1 Comment

Have mercy on their souls.

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

Aug 14th 2013, 6:00 AM 32,634 Views 43 Comments

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

In numbers: Leaving Cert results day
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In numbers: Leaving Cert results day

Aug 14th 2013, 6:00 AM 18,038 Views 16 Comments

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