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#Leaving Cert

# 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 21,902 Views 0 Comments

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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 15,533 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 57,384 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 15,547 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 45,571 Views 45 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 16,773 Views 41 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 38,465 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 170,941 Views 8 Comments

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# 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 37,015 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 23,028 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 62,812 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 19,481 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 19,750 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 36,137 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 19,435 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 25,017 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 22,809 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 49,912 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 8,838 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 23,655 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 10,762 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 15,858 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 57,164 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 30,434 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 18,110 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 12,403 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 7,932 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 16,352 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 13,298 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 59,431 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 67,220 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 32,616 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 48,880 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 26,720 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 63,088 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 21,558 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 46,867 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 12,362 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 54,745 Views 181 Comments

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

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