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#Leaving Cert

# leaving-cert - Last month October 2022

Close to 19,000 individual Leaving Cert results appealed this year, with more than 20% upheld
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Close to 19,000 individual Leaving Cert results appealed this year, with more than 20% upheld

Oct 7th 2022, 8:06 AM 13,119 Views 4 Comments

3,769 individual results were upgraded, meaning more than 20% of the appeals were successful.

# leaving-cert - This year 2022

‘I’m over the moon’: Dublin student gets top mark of 625 in Leaving Certificate
# Results Day
# Results Day

‘I’m over the moon’: Dublin student gets top mark of 625 in Leaving Certificate

Sep 2nd 2022, 3:59 PM 53,440 Views 8 Comments

Some 61,000 students opened their Leaving Certificate results today.

Leaving Cert 2022: Students urged not to 'obsess' over points as they open results
# Results Day
# Results Day

Leaving Cert 2022: Students urged not to 'obsess' over points as they open results

Updated Sep 2nd 2022, 2:00 PM 41,720 Views 20 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley announced changes to next year’s Leaving Cert as over 60,000 students got their results today.

Education minister defends plans to move Leaving Cert English and Irish Paper One to fifth year
# Changes
# Changes

Education minister defends plans to move Leaving Cert English and Irish Paper One to fifth year

Aug 29th 2022, 12:16 PM 23,802 Views 8 Comments

Internal documents have shown the State Examinations Commission expressed concern about the reformed timeline for the senior cycle exams.

Student brings Department of Education to court over Leaving Cert Mandarin examination
# Courts
# Courts

Student brings Department of Education to court over Leaving Cert Mandarin examination

Jul 11th 2022, 5:11 PM 60,253 Views 0 Comments

The 15-year-old is challenging the requirement that examination answers must be in simplified Mandarin characters.

College lecturers facing admin 'Groundhog Day' due to late release of Leaving Cert results
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

College lecturers facing admin 'Groundhog Day' due to late release of Leaving Cert results

Jul 3rd 2022, 7:30 AM 17,772 Views 37 Comments

First year students in most colleges will be starting term several weeks late due to the late release of CAO offers.

Leaving Cert: CAO round one offers to come out on 8 September
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: CAO round one offers to come out on 8 September

Jun 24th 2022, 5:19 PM 12,117 Views 2 Comments

Leaving Cert results will be delayed again this year, coming out in early September rather than mid-August.

Leaving Cert: CAO round one offers to come out on 8 September
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: CAO round one offers to come out on 8 September

Jun 24th 2022, 4:58 PM 62 Views 0 Comments

Leaving Cert results will be delayed again this year, coming out in early September rather than mid-August.

Delay in issuing Leaving Cert results 'will cause huge levels of additional stress and worry'
# Exams
# Exams

Delay in issuing Leaving Cert results 'will cause huge levels of additional stress and worry'

Updated Jun 23rd 2022, 3:40 PM 21,921 Views 28 Comments

The Leaving Cert exam results will be issued on 2 September.

Leaving Cert students won't lose marks because of error in Irish language Maths paper
# BOTÚN
# BOTÚN

Leaving Cert students won't lose marks because of error in Irish language Maths paper

Jun 17th 2022, 1:27 PM 16,323 Views 5 Comments

The State Examinations Commission said that the error will be taken into account during marking.

Leaving and Junior Cert exams start today with over 130,000 students taking part
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving and Junior Cert exams start today with over 130,000 students taking part

Jun 8th 2022, 7:49 AM 12,046 Views 12 Comments

It marks the full return of traditional written exams following two years of Covid disruption.

Parents' group accuse Foley of 'kicking the ball down the road' on 2023 Leaving Cert
# Students
# Students

Parents' group accuse Foley of 'kicking the ball down the road' on 2023 Leaving Cert

May 31st 2022, 6:15 PM 17,903 Views 9 Comments

The CSSPA, which represents parents from over 340 schools, says students will be ‘hugely disadvantaged and unfairly treated’.

Poll: Should there be a moratorium on reporting about the Leaving Cert while it's on?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a moratorium on reporting about the Leaving Cert while it's on?

Apr 29th 2022, 10:11 AM 22,267 Views 29 Comments

The State Examinations Commission chief said that media coverage “undoubtedly” contributes to students’ stress during the exams.

Explainer: What changes are being made to the Leaving Certificate?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What changes are being made to the Leaving Certificate?

Mar 29th 2022, 3:38 PM 14,543 Views 4 Comments

Major reforms to the Leaving Cert are to be brought in beginning in 2023.

Major revamp to Leaving Cert planned as fifth year students to sit some exams starting in 2024
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Major revamp to Leaving Cert planned as fifth year students to sit some exams starting in 2024

Mar 29th 2022, 1:40 PM 40,314 Views 30 Comments

There will also be two new subjects introduced: Drama, Film and Theatre Studies and Climate Action and Sustainable Development.

Leaving and Junior Cert fees waived by Education Minister
# Leaving Cert 2022
# Leaving Cert 2022

Leaving and Junior Cert fees waived by Education Minister

Feb 3rd 2022, 12:44 PM 16,503 Views 19 Comments

Fees of €116 and €109 for the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert respectively will not have to be paid.

Leaving Cert to go ahead on exams-only basis this year as minister rules out accredited grades
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert to go ahead on exams-only basis this year as minister rules out accredited grades

Updated Feb 1st 2022, 2:00 PM 49,665 Views 65 Comments
  • The Minister for Education said that there would be additional choices within the exams.
  • She added that grades would be standardised against grades in 2021, to avoid issues with grade inflation.
  • The Junior Cert exams are also set to go ahead later this year.
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

Jan 26th 2022, 7:00 PM 12,769 Views 11 Comments

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

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

Jan 24th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,915 Views 3 Comments

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

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 18,736 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.

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 37,546 Views 38 Comments

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

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 30,107 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 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 18,835 Views 17 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - Last year 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 20,457 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.

'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 22,335 Views 29 Comments

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

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 24,021 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 15,745 Views 0 Comments

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

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 59,873 Views 0 Comments

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

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 15,869 Views 22 Comments

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

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 46,691 Views 45 Comments

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

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 16,928 Views 41 Comments

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

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 39,058 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 174,814 Views 8 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

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 37,185 Views 39 Comments

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

'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 23,654 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.

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 63,303 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 20,647 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 20,432 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 37,877 Views 38 Comments

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

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 19,511 Views 2 Comments

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

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