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#Leaving Cert

# leaving-cert - Monday 14 June, 2021

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly

Jun 14th 2021, 6:32 PM 22,697 Views 19 Comments

Concerns were raised today that some students did not receive fair treatment in the oral exams.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?

Jun 13th 2021, 10:00 PM 49,367 Views 38 Comments

This year’s Leaving Certificate exams kicked off this week.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

D-Day for some 55,000 students as Leaving Certificate exams get under way
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

D-Day for some 55,000 students as Leaving Certificate exams get under way

Jun 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,761 Views 13 Comments

While some students have opted for Accredited Grades, thousands will sit their exams over the coming weeks.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Poll: Do you still have the 'Leaving Cert nightmare'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you still have the 'Leaving Cert nightmare'?

Jun 8th 2021, 10:35 AM 23,463 Views 39 Comments

This year’s exams kick off tomorrow.

Leaving Cert students praised for ‘resilience and goodwill’ ahead of exams
# One Day To Go
# One Day To Go

Leaving Cert students praised for ‘resilience and goodwill’ ahead of exams

Jun 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,595 Views 3 Comments

The written exams start on Wednesday and run until 29 June.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Face masks, pods and a two-metre rule: This is how the Leaving Cert exams will work this year
# Covid Precautions
# Covid Precautions

Face masks, pods and a two-metre rule: This is how the Leaving Cert exams will work this year

Jun 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,816 Views 11 Comments

While some students have opted for Accredited Grades, thousands will sit their Leaving Cert examinations this month.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 5 June, 2021

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak
# Limerick
# Limerick

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak

Jun 5th 2021, 1:13 PM 57,083 Views 28 Comments

Over the past fortnight there have been 800 confirmed cases in Limerick.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Student seeks court order allowing him to sit Leaving Cert without having to wear a mask
# Mask Challenge
# Mask Challenge

Student seeks court order allowing him to sit Leaving Cert without having to wear a mask

May 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 30,405 Views 0 Comments

The student has brought the proceedings through his mother.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Leaving Cert students will have to wear a mask during their oral exams
# The Masked Candidate
# The Masked Candidate

Leaving Cert students will have to wear a mask during their oral exams

Mar 24th 2021, 4:48 PM 18,101 Views 30 Comments

It was hoped that no masks would be worn.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Students who canvas teachers for improved Leaving Cert grades may have results withheld
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Students who canvas teachers for improved Leaving Cert grades may have results withheld

Mar 9th 2021, 8:27 PM 12,396 Views 13 Comments

The heads of a Bill approved today will put this year’s exams and accredited grades system on a legal footing.

Portal for this year's Leaving Cert to open at noon tomorrow
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Portal for this year's Leaving Cert to open at noon tomorrow

Mar 9th 2021, 5:26 PM 7,922 Views 0 Comments

Students can decide to sit the exams in person or receive calculated grades.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

High Court dismisses challenge to calculated grades system taken by Belvedere College student
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

High Court dismisses challenge to calculated grades system taken by Belvedere College student

Mar 2nd 2021, 4:17 PM 16,290 Views 0 Comments

The action is a test case from about 50 other challenges by other Leaving Cert students.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain
# Exams
# Exams

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain

Feb 18th 2021, 2:05 PM 13,256 Views 5 Comments

“I trust my teachers, but I don’t trust the algorithm,” one student said.

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying
# Canvassing
# Canvassing

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 12:35 PM 59,361 Views 50 Comments
  • Timetable to begin from Wednesday 9 June
  • Sanctions for grade lobbying could include barring students form exams
  • Reopening of schools likely to begin with LC students and young children

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 10:13 PM 67,176 Views 41 Comments

The proposals follow intense discussions between the department and teaching unions.

Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 7:25 PM 32,476 Views 48 Comments

Minister for Education Norma Foley briefed teaching unions on the plans this afternoon.

As it happened: Latest developments as Leaving Cert 2021 plan announced by minister
Live Feb 17th 2021, 6:47 PM

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

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 2:15 PM 48,752 Views 64 Comments

The HSE found that 62 people were injured last year in accidents involving off-road vehicles like scrambler bikes.

# leaving-cert - Monday 15 February, 2021

Leaving Cert talks to continue this evening after a day of 'intense' negotiations
# 2021
# 2021

Leaving Cert talks to continue this evening after a day of 'intense' negotiations

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 7:02 PM 26,712 Views 33 Comments

The ASTI has said the minister has agreed to work on the union’s concerns.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 14 February, 2021

'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents
# Education
# Education

'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents

Feb 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 63,027 Views 158 Comments

“I don’t know how I can show my face in the school again. Everyone has been pitted against each other,” one parent said.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert
# Education
# Education

Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 2:53 PM 21,554 Views 77 Comments

The ASTI said that its concerns had been addressed by Minister for Education Norma Foley.

# leaving-cert - Friday 12 February, 2021

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse

Updated Feb 12th 2021, 4:40 PM 46,816 Views 161 Comments
  • ASTI to attend fresh talks with Education Minister this afternoon
  • Harris says there is more time this year to find solution
  • 'Significant increase' in on-site attendance possible at third-level from September
Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?
# State Exams
# State Exams

Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?

Feb 12th 2021, 12:48 PM 12,348 Views 40 Comments

It’s been a chaotic 24 hours.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks
# Education
# Education

Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 9:02 PM 54,724 Views 181 Comments

The union has said that the plans from the department would not provide a “meaningful Leaving Certificate” for students.

# leaving-cert - Friday 5 February, 2021

Leaving Cert: Government 'actively planning' for exams with alternative option to be available for students, says Minister
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert: Government 'actively planning' for exams with alternative option to be available for students, says Minister

Updated Feb 5th 2021, 5:31 PM 59,988 Views 92 Comments
  • Two plans required 'due to the nature of the pandemic'
  • Option will not be the same as last year's calculated grades system
  • Unions accept offer to discuss plans
  • Discussion on Junior Cert examinations is ongoing

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be given the option of sitting the exams or taking calculated grades?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be given the option of sitting the exams or taking calculated grades?

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:05 AM 72,060 Views 65 Comments

It’ll be next week at the earliest until we know what is planned for this year’s Leaving Cert exams.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:40 PM 36,226 Views 46 Comments

The Advisory Group tasked with plotting a course for the examinations met again today.

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

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

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:28 AM 20,033 Views 11 Comments

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

State has paid over €200,000 to Polymetrika for work on last year's Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

State has paid over €200,000 to Polymetrika for work on last year's Leaving Cert

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 12,416 Views 13 Comments

This work includes the ‘standardisation’ algorithm that had two flawed lines of code resulting in 7,200 students receiving the wrong grades.

# leaving-cert - Monday 1 February, 2021

Leaving Cert plans could be revealed as early as tomorrow as various options being explored
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert plans could be revealed as early as tomorrow as various options being explored

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 1:55 PM 27,180 Views 58 Comments

Schools have remained closed since the Christmas break.

# leaving-cert - Friday 29 January, 2021

Quiz: How much can you remember about the Leaving Cert English poetry syllabus?
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

Quiz: How much can you remember about the Leaving Cert English poetry syllabus?

Jan 29th 2021, 9:30 PM 55,990 Views 30 Comments

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…”

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 24,301 Views 38 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - Friday 22 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 22nd 2021, 3:42 PM 16,608 Views 19 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

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

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

Jan 20th 2021, 2:40 PM 27,569 Views 29 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Leaving Cert exams to have 'additional choice' but will not change in length
# Pencils Down
# Pencils Down

Leaving Cert exams to have 'additional choice' but will not change in length

Updated Jan 14th 2021, 2:43 PM 39,572 Views 35 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said this afternoon that the changes will ‘play to students’ strengths’.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be vaccinated so they can sit their exams?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be vaccinated so they can sit their exams?

Jan 10th 2021, 10:54 AM 119,572 Views 118 Comments

There are 61,000 Leaving Cert students, and they would need to be vaccinated before June to sit their State exams.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Poll: Should the written Leaving Cert go ahead as normal this year?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should the written Leaving Cert go ahead as normal this year?

Jan 9th 2021, 10:29 AM 72,996 Views 76 Comments

Calculated Grades replaced traditional exams last year, and didn’t go smoothly.

# leaving-cert - Friday 8 January, 2021

TV and radio resources for remote learning students across TG4 and RTE
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

TV and radio resources for remote learning students across TG4 and RTE

Jan 8th 2021, 4:53 PM 12,661 Views 6 Comments

Programming and online resources have been expanded by the State Broadcaster to help students through level 5.

Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June
# Teachers' Unions
# Teachers' Unions

Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 2:45 PM 44,309 Views 116 Comments

Meanwhile, the decision not to allow in-school learning for children with special needs has been called “devastating”.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Leaving Cert students to move to remote learning after government u-turn
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert students to move to remote learning after government u-turn

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 9:05 PM 79,298 Views 204 Comments

The ASTI had told its members not cooperate with government plans to bring students in for three days a week.

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