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From TheJournal.ie Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission Data Breach

Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission

The breach, which occurred last year, affected 64 medical card holders.

From TheJournal.ie Q&A: Why are CAO offers earlier this year? CAO

Q&A: Why are CAO offers earlier this year?

The CAO timeline has changed quite drastically this year.

From TheJournal.ie Irish comedian subjected to 'dozens' of rape and death threats over article she wrote on Junior Cert paper Aoife Dooley

Irish comedian subjected to 'dozens' of rape and death threats over article she wrote on Junior Cert paper

Aoife Dooley said she has notified gardaí of the threats made to her online.

From TheJournal.ie Case where Leaving Cert student lost out on college place 'cannot be repeated', judge says Rebecca Carter

Case where Leaving Cert student lost out on college place 'cannot be repeated', judge says

Rebecca Carter received an official offer of her college place last week.

From TheJournal.ie Student, who won High Court case to have her Leaving Cert appeal sped up, accepts place in UCD Rebecca Carter

Student, who won High Court case to have her Leaving Cert appeal sped up, accepts place in UCD

Rebecca Carter won her court case against the State Examinations Commission on Wednesday and received an official offer of her college place earlier today.

From TheJournal.ie Student who missed out on college place because of examiner's mistake calls situation 'an utter disgrace' Bureaucratic Tape

Student who missed out on college place because of examiner's mistake calls situation 'an utter disgrace'

Rebecca Carter has been denied a place studying veterinary medicine in UCD because the State Examinations Commission will not hear her appeal until October.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation launched after Leaving Cert paper hits social media less than an hour after exam began State Examinations Commission

Investigation launched after Leaving Cert paper hits social media less than an hour after exam began

A copy of today’s Irish higher level paper two was posted to a Facebook group shortly after the exam began this morning.

From TheJournal.ie Dyslexic student launches High Court action after being denied exam support Courts

Dyslexic student launches High Court action after being denied exam support

The 18-year-old Leaving Cert student is hoping to secure a reader that will allow him to understand exam papers.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: The Leaving Cert results The Big Day

In numbers: The Leaving Cert results

The hard work is over, now it’s time to find out how everyone did.

From TheJournal.ie Investigation underway after examiner pictured correcting Leaving Cert paper on a train Not Correct

Investigation underway after examiner pictured correcting Leaving Cert paper on a train

The woman was pictured appearing to correct the higher level history paper on Tuesday.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams Prime Numbers

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams

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

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,600 Leaving Cert results upgraded after appeal A1 RESULT

Over 1,600 Leaving Cert results upgraded after appeal

However, three unlucky candidates who went through the appeals process had their results downgraded.

From TheJournal.ie Junior Cert results: how did the country do? Fingers Crossed

Junior Cert results: how did the country do?

Nearly 60,000 students will receive their Junior Certificate results today. Here’s how they did.

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 TheJournal.ie Column: Serious exam question mistakes have shaken students' confidence in the process Opinion

Column: Serious exam question mistakes have shaken students' confidence in the process

Errors in a Leaving Cert paper caused consternation back in June. Eamonn Toland of TheMathsTutor.ie takes a look back at what happened, and outlines the steps that can be taken to prevent a repeat of the problem.

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.

From TheJournal.ie Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects Battle Of The Sexes

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects

Only the stereotypically male strongholds of Maths and Metalwork see boys have a higher proportion of A grades than girls.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today Results Night

Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today

There are thousands of nervous households this morning as students get graded on their first State exams.

From TheJournal.ie 2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years' Results Day

2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years'

More students took higher level Maths this year, looking to nab some bonus points which will drive up college requirements.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why the Leaving Cert is broken… by someone who just took it Opinion

Column: Why the Leaving Cert is broken… by someone who just took it

Patrick Kelleher, who finished his exams last week, explains why the system needs a complete overhaul.

From TheJournal.ie Exams body warns students against hoax 'leaks' after History paper surfaces online State Exams

Exams body warns students against hoax 'leaks' after History paper surfaces online

A version of tomorrow’s Leaving Cert honours History paper has appeared online – but the SEC says it’s not the real deal.

From TheJournal.ie Contingency papers arrive at schools for today's Leaving Cert Irish exams Leaving Cert

Contingency papers arrive at schools for today's Leaving Cert Irish exams

Schools are collecting replacement papers for this afternoon’s exam after a security breach last week.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011 In Numbers

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

From TheJournal.ie Nearly 58,000 students discover their Leaving Certificate results Leaving Cert

Nearly 58,000 students discover their Leaving Certificate results

Anxious moments for students across the country as they find out if they’ve got the points they need…

From TheJournal.ie Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs Exams

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs

Teachers who choose to mark exam papers during the summer are paid extra on top of their salaries. There are calls for the bonus payments system to be reviewed.