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Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption
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Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:40 PM 24,052 Views 6 Comments

Additional choice was incorporated in Junior and Leaving Cert exams this year and will again next year.

As it happened: Latest developments as Leaving Cert 2021 plan announced by minister From TheJournal.ie
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As it happened: Latest developments as Leaving Cert 2021 plan announced by minister

  • Leaving Cert students are to be given the option not to sit exams and instead apply for calculated grades
  • Oral and practical elements of the Leaving Certificate will also go ahead
  • The Junior Certificate has been cancelled
Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?
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Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?

Feb 12th 2021, 12:48 PM 12,355 Views 40 Comments

It’s been a chaotic 24 hours.

Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today
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Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:28 AM 20,046 Views 11 Comments

Of the 4,925 grades being sent to students today, 40% were higher than their Calculated Grade results.

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
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Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

Jan 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 24,313 Views 38 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group
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Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group

Jan 22nd 2021, 3:42 PM 16,619 Views 19 Comments

A survey found that most Leaving Cert students wanted a choice between Calculated Grades or in-person exams.

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
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Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades

Jan 20th 2021, 2:40 PM 27,571 Views 29 Comments

73% of second-level students said they feel either very unsafe or unsafe at schools reopening.

The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work
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The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 27,767 Views 9 Comments

We take a look at how the calculated grades system will work.

Postponed Leaving Certificate written exams will start on 16 November
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Postponed Leaving Certificate written exams will start on 16 November

Aug 26th 2020, 4:33 PM 23,536 Views 14 Comments

These are for those who couldn’t get access to Calculated Grades, who opted for written exams, or who wish to appeal the Calculated Grade they received.

Northern Ireland GCSE students will now be awarded teachers' grades without standardisation
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Northern Ireland GCSE students will now be awarded teachers' grades without standardisation

Aug 17th 2020, 8:15 AM 17,033 Views 7 Comments

This comes after accusations of inequality over the calculated A-level results, which were issued to students last Thursday.

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?
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What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

Aug 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,890 Views 11 Comments

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

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

May 27th 2020, 2:32 PM 14,920 Views 9 Comments

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

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

May 10th 2020, 10:52 AM 67,565 Views 113 Comments

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

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

May 9th 2020, 4:10 PM 35,116 Views 36 Comments

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

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

May 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 46,209 Views 78 Comments

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

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

May 6th 2020, 3:57 PM 17,664 Views 38 Comments

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

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

May 2nd 2020, 1:19 PM 36,956 Views 48 Comments

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

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

Apr 29th 2020, 1:50 PM 128,971 Views 84 Comments

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

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 8:51 AM 35,276 Views 40 Comments

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

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

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:20 AM 39,207 Views 52 Comments

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

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

Apr 14th 2020, 6:55 PM 115,916 Views 84 Comments

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

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

Apr 8th 2020, 1:33 PM 77,896 Views 101 Comments

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

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

Apr 3rd 2020, 4:48 PM 23,610 Views 61 Comments

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

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

May 31st 2019, 8:50 AM 33,009 Views 36 Comments

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

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

May 14th 2019, 12:06 PM 25,754 Views 9 Comments

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

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

Jan 18th 2019, 2:36 PM 35,996 Views 24 Comments

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

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

Jun 6th 2018, 6:00 AM 6,553 Views 20 Comments

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

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

Jun 3rd 2018, 10:00 PM 110,333 Views 46 Comments

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

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

Jan 13th 2018, 5:30 PM 10,083 Views 5 Comments

It’s almost as accurate as a human.

"That's me!": Donegal student hears about himself during Irish listening exam
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"That's me!": Donegal student hears about himself during Irish listening exam

Jun 15th 2016, 3:29 PM 44,379 Views 10 Comments

A great day for the parish…

Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths
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Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths

Apr 28th 2016, 6:00 AM 11,600 Views 52 Comments

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

Here's how students got on in the Leaving Cert
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Here's how students got on in the Leaving Cert

Aug 12th 2015, 6:04 AM 55,437 Views 42 Comments

Pretty well. Fair play.

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

Jul 2nd 2015, 9:21 AM 48,778 Views 90 Comments

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

Jun 5th 2015, 11:12 AM 21,342 Views 3 Comments

We all need a laugh at this difficult time.

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

Aug 13th 2014, 10:54 PM 49,936 Views 17 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 30,209 Views 17 Comments

LOOK HOW HAPPY THEY ARE.

Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results?
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Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results?

Aug 13th 2014, 8:58 AM 20,463 Views 41 Comments

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

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 7,699 Views 7 Comments

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

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

Aug 11th 2014, 9:16 AM 15,948 Views 94 Comments

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

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 11,013 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.

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