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#State Exams

From TheJournal.ie Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system State Exams

Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system

That leaves around 13,000 Leaving Cert students who have not yet registered.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams?

The main teachers’ union the ASTI called for that measure today.

From TheJournal.ie Here's the score: What we know about marks, grades and appeals in the Leaving Cert 'Plan C' State Exams

Here's the score: What we know about marks, grades and appeals in the Leaving Cert 'Plan C'

There has been a lot of concerns about bright students in schools with poor Leaving Cert track records suffering under these rules.

From TheJournal.ie Why was the 29 July date cancelled? When will results be out? Questions about the new Leaving Cert plan answered State Exams

Why was the 29 July date cancelled? When will results be out? Questions about the new Leaving Cert plan answered

Here’s the detail and practicalities of what’s been decided.

From TheJournal.ie 'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans Coronavirus

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans

Most students want the exams to be cancelled, according to a new survey.

From TheJournal.ie Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert State Exams

Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert

The party’s education spokesperson says the uncertainty is causing stress for students and parents.

From TheJournal.ie Junior Cert students to receive 'certificates of completion' from State and written report from school State Exams

Junior Cert students to receive 'certificates of completion' from State and written report from school

Plans to hold a school-based version of the Junior Cert in the autumn have been cancelled.

From TheJournal.ie Majority of parents surveyed opposed to July/August start for Leaving Cert State Exams

Majority of parents surveyed opposed to July/August start for Leaving Cert

29 July has been pencilled in as the most likely date by which the Leaving Cert would start.

From TheJournal.ie 'It's not realistic or viable' to hold Leaving Cert practical exams in current timeframe State Exams

'It's not realistic or viable' to hold Leaving Cert practical exams in current timeframe

Students with oral exams and music practicals have been awarded full marks – but other practical exams are to still go ahead.

From TheJournal.ie 'We're not the ones making that decision': Tony Holohan refuses to be drawn on whether Leaving Cert will happen Covid-19

'We're not the ones making that decision': Tony Holohan refuses to be drawn on whether Leaving Cert will happen

The Leaving Cert has been postponed from its usual June period to late July or early August.

From TheJournal.ie Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days State Exams

Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to meet on Friday.

From TheJournal.ie France cancels traditional end of secondary school exams in favour of continuous assessment Le Bac

France cancels traditional end of secondary school exams in favour of continuous assessment

The ‘bac’ has been a rite of passage for French students since it was introduced by Napoleon in 1808.

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules Leaving Cert

Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules

Earlier this year, a student spoke on the radio about having to sit her Leaving Cert a day after her mother died.

From TheJournal.ie 'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams Leaving Cert

'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams

The SEC said reports that some subjects would be marked using computers were ‘misleading’.

From TheJournal.ie Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died State Exams

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died

Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.

From TheJournal.ie D-Day for the nation's secondary school students as the Leaving and Junior Cert gets under way Dun Dun Dun

D-Day for the nation's secondary school students as the Leaving and Junior Cert gets under way

Over 120,000 students around the country will begin their exams today.

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon? Splitting The Stones

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

From TheJournal.ie How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams Young Scientist

How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams

It’s almost as accurate as a human.

From TheJournal.ie "That's me!": Donegal student hears about himself during Irish listening exam Leaving Cert
From TheJournal.ie Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths Leaving Cert

Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths

More students have been opting to do the higher level paper in recent years.

From TheJournal.ie Here's how students got on in the Leaving Cert What You Get?

Here's how students got on in the Leaving Cert

Pretty well. Fair play.

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.

16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers

We all need a laugh at this difficult time.

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results CAO 2014

In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results

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

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Leaving Cert students collect their results and warm the cockles of our hearts Class Of 2014
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results?

Did you scream with joy, have a little cry, or let out a loud “meh”?

From TheJournal.ie Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here's some useful advice Results Day

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

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

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is the CAO points system fair? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?

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

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 Interesting people, influence and Roy Keane: how day one of the Leaving Certificate went Keano

Interesting people, influence and Roy Keane: how day one of the Leaving Certificate went

The papers were called “comfortable”, but a Home Economics question on soup raised eyebrows.

#BeGrand trends in Ireland as country tells students it will all be ok

It’s not the end of the world. Honestly.

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.

11 Leaving Cert fears that will never, ever leave you

Leigh anois go curamach…

From TheJournal.ie Oops! There was a mistake in last year's Junior Cert science paper...and engineers are not happy Dumbing Down

Oops! There was a mistake in last year's Junior Cert science paper...and engineers are not happy Exclusive

The State Examiner admitted the incorrect photo was used in the Physics section, but said it had no affect on students’ answers.

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 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.

9 adults who are being exceptionally unhelpful about the Leaving Cert

“It doesn’t matter”… “I did crap and look at me”… KEEP IT TO YOURSELVES!

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 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.

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