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#Leaving Cert

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022
# Hybrid Leaving Cert
# Hybrid Leaving Cert

Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022

Wed 7:00 PM 11,922 Views 11 Comments

Harry McCann says if the government ignores students’ calls for a change to the Leaving Cert, they risk alienating future voters.

# leaving-cert - Monday 24 January, 2022

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system
# International Day Of Education
# International Day Of Education

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system

Mon 7:00 PM 11,439 Views 3 Comments

Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance argues that we need a more modern, dynamic approach to education in Ireland.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert

Jan 22nd 2022, 2:36 PM 18,572 Views 25 Comments

A survey released by the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union this week showed 68% of students want a ‘hybrid-model’ Leaving Cert.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Poll: Do you think there should be a 'hybrid' Leaving Cert this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think there should be a 'hybrid' Leaving Cert this year?

Jan 18th 2022, 9:37 AM 37,205 Views 37 Comments

Current plans will see a pre-pandemic Leaving Cert carried out this summer.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Second-level students union says 'traditional' State exams can't go ahead
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Second-level students union says 'traditional' State exams can't go ahead

Jan 11th 2022, 11:36 AM 29,627 Views 42 Comments

Two teachers unions – the ASTI and the TUI – said speculation that State exams would not be held as usual was “unhelpful”.

# leaving-cert - Monday 10 January, 2022

Leaving Cert 2022: Teaching unions hit out at 'unhelpful' speculation about hybrid model
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2022: Teaching unions hit out at 'unhelpful' speculation about hybrid model

Jan 10th 2022, 3:53 PM 18,470 Views 16 Comments

Students had a choice last year whether to sit an exam or receive an accredited grade.

# leaving-cert - Monday 20 December, 2021

Leaving Cert oral exams and practical music exams to be deferred until Easter break
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert oral exams and practical music exams to be deferred until Easter break

Dec 20th 2021, 5:15 PM 18,313 Views 3 Comments

It was decided that the exams will take place outside of school time over the first week of the school Easter holidays.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'Traumatic' structure of the Leaving Cert 'can’t get any worse', says Ombudsman
# State Exams
# State Exams

'Traumatic' structure of the Leaving Cert 'can’t get any worse', says Ombudsman

Nov 9th 2021, 6:21 PM 21,939 Views 29 Comments

Children’s Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon said reforms can’t make things worse than they are.

# leaving-cert - Monday 20 September, 2021

The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here
# Points Race
# Points Race

The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here

Sep 20th 2021, 4:30 PM 22,473 Views 0 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

Nearly 1,500 students receive first higher education offer in second CAO round
# College
# College

Nearly 1,500 students receive first higher education offer in second CAO round

Sep 20th 2021, 12:56 PM 15,606 Views 0 Comments

The CAO released its second round of offers to applicants this morning.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

45 students suspected of cheating in Leaving Cert exams have results provisionally withheld
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

45 students suspected of cheating in Leaving Cert exams have results provisionally withheld

Sep 15th 2021, 5:48 PM 57,862 Views 0 Comments

The decision to withhold a result or marks is open to appeal.

# leaving-cert - Friday 10 September, 2021

Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?
# Leaving Cert 2021
# Leaving Cert 2021

Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,786 Views 22 Comments

It’s an ideal time to reform the Irish educational system, writes Emma DeSouza.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?
# Broken System
# Broken System

Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 2:04 PM 46,178 Views 46 Comments

Luke Heffernan missed out on his dream course this year – he feels the ‘points race’ is redundant.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’
# Points Race
# Points Race

Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’

Sep 8th 2021, 7:31 PM 16,848 Views 40 Comments

Simon Harris said the points race for third level places is ‘not the international norm’.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Over 55,000 people offered place in CAO Round One - points rise in teaching, business and health
# Round One
# Round One

Over 55,000 people offered place in CAO Round One - points rise in teaching, business and health

Sep 7th 2021, 2:00 PM 38,686 Views 13 Comments
  • This afternoon’s Round One offers is official confirmation of whether students got their preferred course.
  • Round One offers must be accepted online by 3pm on Monday 13 September.
  • Four courses have now reached 625 points.
The CAO points for 2021 have just been released. Find them all here
# Exams
# Exams

The CAO points for 2021 have just been released. Find them all here

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 2:00 PM 173,141 Views 8 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

# leaving-cert - Monday 6 September, 2021

Poll: Did you get the points you wanted when you did the Leaving Cert?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did you get the points you wanted when you did the Leaving Cert?

Sep 6th 2021, 9:10 AM 37,125 Views 39 Comments

Leaving Cert results came out for the class of 2021 last week.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 5 September, 2021

'Inevitable' that points for most courses will increase due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results
# Grade Inflation
# Grade Inflation

'Inevitable' that points for most courses will increase due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results

Sep 5th 2021, 4:24 PM 23,383 Views 19 Comments

The chair of the CAO says grade inflation seen in the last two years is ‘unfair’ to students who deferred college in 2019.

# leaving-cert - Friday 3 September, 2021

Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 4:30 PM 63,175 Views 84 Comments

The Minister for Further and Higher Education says the Leaving Cert is not the only avenue to an education.

From Ancient Greek to Accounting: Leaving Cert results by numbers
# Results Day
# Results Day

From Ancient Greek to Accounting: Leaving Cert results by numbers

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:13 PM 19,829 Views 12 Comments

The results have been released, we take a look at the important numbers from today.

Leaving Cert: Here's when all the CAO offers will be released – and when they must be accepted
# What To Do Next
# What To Do Next

Leaving Cert: Here's when all the CAO offers will be released – and when they must be accepted

Sep 3rd 2021, 1:07 PM 20,003 Views 2 Comments

Round one offers will be released next Tuesday.

Leaving Cert: Top grades significantly higher on last year as students get their results
# Results Day
# Results Day

Leaving Cert: Top grades significantly higher on last year as students get their results

Sep 3rd 2021, 10:20 AM 36,640 Views 38 Comments

The largest jumps can be seen in the results for higher level subjects, including Irish, Maths and English.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

6,700 CAO applicants receive Round A offers today
# CAO Season
# CAO Season

6,700 CAO applicants receive Round A offers today

Jul 7th 2021, 12:08 PM 19,442 Views 2 Comments

Round A mainly concerns mature applicants, mature nursing/midwifery applicants, and people who deferred courses.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

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

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

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:40 PM 25,455 Views 6 Comments

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

# 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 22,841 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 50,283 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 8,843 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 23,757 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 10,780 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 15,902 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 57,199 Views 29 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 30,439 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 18,124 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 12,410 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 7,937 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 16,370 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 13,335 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 59,492 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 67,252 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 32,733 Views 48 Comments

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

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