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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 9,732 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 14,937 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 1,763 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 129 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 6,136 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 54,506 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 2,872 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 57,270 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 1,565 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 4,487 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 19,878 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 6,061 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 32,665 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 18,071 Views 16 Comments

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

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

Aug 13th 2013, 6:45 AM 12,647 Views 34 Comments

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

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

Aug 12th 2013, 8:17 PM 8,488 Views 29 Comments

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

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes
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Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes

Jun 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 7,184 Views 27 Comments

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.

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

Jun 12th 2013, 8:45 PM 27,644 Views 26 Comments

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

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

Jun 11th 2013, 7:22 PM 15,843 Views 27 Comments

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

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers
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Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers

Jun 10th 2013, 8:21 PM 39,769 Views 76 Comments

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

Yes, Sylvia Plath did come up on English paper II
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Yes, Sylvia Plath did come up on English paper II

Jun 6th 2013, 7:13 PM 9,559 Views 20 Comments

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

Jun 5th 2013, 8:52 AM 5,518 Views 33 Comments

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

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

Jun 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 2,213 Views 17 Comments

We really hate it when sport and state exams clash.

13 Leaving Cert memories that you can never leave behind
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# What No Plath?

13 Leaving Cert memories that you can never leave behind

Jun 4th 2013, 6:00 PM 40,105 Views 77 Comments

No matter how hard you try to forget.

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

Jun 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 67 Views 26 Comments

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.

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

Apr 7th 2013, 8:15 AM 2,242 Views 34 Comments

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.

Highest number of students ever completing second level education
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Highest number of students ever completing second level education

Nov 8th 2012, 8:02 AM 3,194 Views 10 Comments

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

Column: Times have changed and so should the Junior Cert
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Column: Times have changed and so should the Junior Cert

Sep 13th 2012, 7:30 AM 139 Views 58 Comments

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.

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

Sep 5th 2012, 7:00 AM 1,185 Views 69 Comments

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

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

Aug 24th 2012, 7:00 AM 372 Views 44 Comments

‘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.

Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system
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Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system

Aug 21st 2012, 3:11 PM 5,893 Views 19 Comments

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

Do you use what you learn in school... after you leave school?
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Do you use what you learn in school... after you leave school?

Aug 15th 2012, 5:30 PM 15,919 Views 68 Comments

The Leaving Cert results have been occupying the minds of over 55,000 students today – TheJournal.ie team reflects on how much of the senior cycle curriculum we go on to use in real life…

Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades?
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Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades?

Aug 15th 2012, 1:40 PM 92,980 Views 11 Comments

Some subjects produced proportionally more top grades – while others had higher failure rates than most.

Almost 11,000 Leaving Cert students to benefit from bonus Maths points
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Almost 11,000 Leaving Cert students to benefit from bonus Maths points

Aug 15th 2012, 12:51 PM 8,784 Views 14 Comments

The college points race begins in earnest on Monday – but already the bonus points project seems to be working.

Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important?
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Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important?

Aug 15th 2012, 10:56 AM 11,316 Views 47 Comments

Almost 56,000 students will be getting their results today – but do Leaving Cert results affect your future?

'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students
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'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students

Aug 15th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,526 Views 14 Comments

Leaving Cert results are being issued to over 55,800 students around Ireland today.