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#Leaving Cert

# leaving-cert - Monday 16 November, 2020

Persistent rain and unsettled conditions on the way (not the usual Leaving Cert weather, eh?)
# Lashing
# Lashing

Persistent rain and unsettled conditions on the way (not the usual Leaving Cert weather, eh?)

Nov 16th 2020, 2:01 PM 14,267 Views 4 Comments

Have your umbrella at the ready.

Almost 2,600 students to sit postponed Leaving Cert exams from today
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Almost 2,600 students to sit postponed Leaving Cert exams from today

Nov 16th 2020, 6:55 AM 16,330 Views 14 Comments

Candidates were given the option earlier this year to receive Calculated Grades and/or to sit written exams.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm

Nov 10th 2020, 6:48 PM 32,038 Views 20 Comments

Dalton Tattan, assistant secretary at the Department of Education said the pressure they were under was ‘extreme’.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Students hit by calculated grades error have been offered college places
# College Places
# College Places

Students hit by calculated grades error have been offered college places

Oct 8th 2020, 2:52 PM 26,859 Views 18 Comments

The CAO has offered places to 424 Leaving Cert students who missed out due to the error.

# leaving-cert - Monday 5 October, 2020

Leaving Cert students affected by calculated grades error to be included in Round 4 CAO offers
# CAO
# CAO

Leaving Cert students affected by calculated grades error to be included in Round 4 CAO offers

Oct 5th 2020, 5:38 PM 17,711 Views 4 Comments

Over 6,000 students received improved grades following the discovery of last weeks error in the calculated grades

# leaving-cert - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Leaving Cert: Polymetrika was paid €91,500 above agreed cost for work after daily rate kicked in at end of contract
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: Polymetrika was paid €91,500 above agreed cost for work after daily rate kicked in at end of contract

Oct 1st 2020, 8:06 PM 94,777 Views 73 Comments

To date, €163,000 has been paid to Polymetrika for the calculated grades system.

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says

Oct 1st 2020, 9:43 AM 22,891 Views 66 Comments

It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.

'There are penalties, absolutely': Minister says there are sanctions associated with Polymetrika calculated grade contract
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'There are penalties, absolutely': Minister says there are sanctions associated with Polymetrika calculated grade contract

Oct 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 24,250 Views 25 Comments

The cost of the calculated grades system is €160,000.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Harris estimates 1,000 additional college places may be required to deal with calculated grade errors
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Harris estimates 1,000 additional college places may be required to deal with calculated grade errors

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 8:10 PM 42,368 Views 58 Comments

When asked by in the Dáil earlier, Taoiseach Micheál Martin admitted that there had been two errors made in the Leaving Cert standardisation process.

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students

Sep 30th 2020, 5:55 PM 28,529 Views 20 Comments

Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.

Taoiseach told Varadkar and Ryan about Leaving Cert error six days after it was discovered
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Taoiseach told Varadkar and Ryan about Leaving Cert error six days after it was discovered

Sep 30th 2020, 5:40 PM 29,683 Views 29 Comments

Education Miniser Norma Foley said that about 7,200 Leaving Cert grades have been affected by the errors in the Leaving Cert calculated grades system.

Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 5:33 PM 67,557 Views 99 Comments

Two errors have been identified in the calculated grades system.

Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected
# Education
# Education

Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected

Updated Sep 30th 2020, 1:47 PM 54,591 Views 72 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley will make a comprehensive statement on the matter later today.

# leaving-cert - Monday 28 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates

Sep 28th 2020, 9:23 AM 34,982 Views 26 Comments

Students can also apply to sit the postponed exams in November.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Teachers' union says release of Calculated Grades rank order is a 'fundamental breach of trust'
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Teachers' union says release of Calculated Grades rank order is a 'fundamental breach of trust'

Sep 23rd 2020, 11:50 AM 21,048 Views 26 Comments

The TUI also claimed that releasing the rank order will be “profoundly damaging to the student-teacher relationship”.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 17 September, 2020

One in five students are appealing Leaving Cert calculated grades
# Rechecks
# Rechecks

One in five students are appealing Leaving Cert calculated grades

Sep 17th 2020, 9:36 AM 25,173 Views 25 Comments

This year’s appeals process is very different to the usual system.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

First High Court challenge to Leaving Cert calculated grade system
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

First High Court challenge to Leaving Cert calculated grade system

Sep 16th 2020, 1:07 PM 29,605 Views 0 Comments

The action is being taken by a student who missed out on a place to study medicine at Trinity College by two points.

# leaving-cert - Monday 14 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students to see what grades their schools gave as appeals process opens today
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Leaving Cert students to see what grades their schools gave as appeals process opens today

Sep 14th 2020, 9:26 AM 22,864 Views 32 Comments

Students have until 5pm on Wednesday to lodge an appeal.

# leaving-cert - Friday 11 September, 2020

Harris defends calculated grades and says it meant students in more disadvantaged schools didn't lose out
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Harris defends calculated grades and says it meant students in more disadvantaged schools didn't lose out

Sep 11th 2020, 6:17 PM 32,700 Views 57 Comments

The Higher Education Minister faced questions about claims students in private schools had been unfairly marked down under the system.

The CAO points for 2020 have just been released. Find them all here
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

The CAO points for 2020 have just been released. Find them all here

Sep 11th 2020, 1:55 PM 257,885 Views 54 Comments

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'We're forgotten about': Students carrying over results fear being overlooked as CAO offers due out
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'We're forgotten about': Students carrying over results fear being overlooked as CAO offers due out

Sep 11th 2020, 12:05 AM 18,309 Views 11 Comments

Ronan Cloney (20) Cloney has been trying to ensure fairness for deferred CAO applicants since May, when the exams were first cancelled.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Dublin private school says its students were 'significantly penalised' by Leaving Cert calculated grades process
# The Institute
# The Institute

Dublin private school says its students were 'significantly penalised' by Leaving Cert calculated grades process

Sep 10th 2020, 8:22 PM 68,353 Views 50 Comments

The Institute of Education wrote to the Taoiseach today claiming its students had been penalised by “the bias” within the process.

# leaving-cert - Monday 7 September, 2020

'A long year': Leaving Cert students commended as calculated grades released
# D Day
# D Day

'A long year': Leaving Cert students commended as calculated grades released

Updated Sep 7th 2020, 10:06 PM 45,478 Views 38 Comments

Students were able to access their grades since 9am this morning.

One in five Higher Level grades reduced and a tweaking of the gender gap: How 'standardisation' changed teacher-estimated grades
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

One in five Higher Level grades reduced and a tweaking of the gender gap: How 'standardisation' changed teacher-estimated grades

Sep 7th 2020, 2:47 PM 24,270 Views 14 Comments

10% of Leaving Cert Higher Level grades were reduced by up to 10 marks.

As it happened: The Leaving Cert are in - here's how students and schools responded to the news
Live Sep 7th 2020, 10:40 AM

As it happened: The Leaving Cert are in - here's how students and schools responded to the news

Leaving Cert student: Waiting for today's results feels like an anti-climax
# Opinion
# Opinion

Leaving Cert student: Waiting for today's results feels like an anti-climax

Sep 7th 2020, 7:00 AM 16,151 Views 6 Comments

Poppy Kane is a sixth year pupil about to receive her Leaving Cert results like thousands of others today. She shares her thoughts on the last six months.

# leaving-cert - Friday 4 September, 2020

Simon Harris: 'We need to drop the snobby attitude that the only way to progress in life is to go to university'
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Simon Harris: 'We need to drop the snobby attitude that the only way to progress in life is to go to university'

Sep 4th 2020, 5:49 PM 119,327 Views 88 Comments

With the Leaving Certificate results out on Monday, the minister said an apprenticeship is a great way to get the career you want.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 3 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 27,809 Views 9 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month

Sep 1st 2020, 4:24 PM 13,361 Views 0 Comments

The student has made an application to the court to receive ‘calculated grades’.

Leaving Cert 2020: 17% of teacher-predicted grades reduced; 4% increased
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert 2020: 17% of teacher-predicted grades reduced; 4% increased

Sep 1st 2020, 3:15 PM 58,248 Views 54 Comments

The announcement was made at Government Buildings this afternoon.

# leaving-cert - Friday 28 August, 2020

Home-schooled student will get Leaving Cert grades on the same day as other students
# High Court
# High Court

Home-schooled student will get Leaving Cert grades on the same day as other students

Aug 28th 2020, 1:04 PM 14,000 Views 26 Comments

The teen’s work will be assessed in the same manner by an independent teacher.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Parents say lockdown had a negative impact on learning of students due to sit the Leaving Cert next year
# Leaving Cert 2021
# Leaving Cert 2021

Parents say lockdown had a negative impact on learning of students due to sit the Leaving Cert next year

Aug 27th 2020, 10:23 PM 17,521 Views 16 Comments

The survey from the CSO gives an insight into parents concerns as the academic year begins.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Postponed Leaving Certificate written exams will start on 16 November
# State Exams
# State Exams

Postponed Leaving Certificate written exams will start on 16 November

Aug 26th 2020, 4:33 PM 23,553 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.

# leaving-cert - Friday 21 August, 2020

School closures prompt changes to 2021 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams
# Schools
# Schools

School closures prompt changes to 2021 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams

Aug 21st 2020, 9:58 PM 50,661 Views 23 Comments

The changes were announced this evening by the Department of Education.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Home-schooled student wins challenge against calculated grades system
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Home-schooled student wins challenge against calculated grades system

Aug 19th 2020, 11:59 AM 38,978 Views 36 Comments

Mayo student Elijah Burke brought the case against the Minister for Education in July.

A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it
# Explainer
# Explainer

A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it

Aug 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,021 Views 26 Comments

Here is the thought process behind the Plan C for the Leaving Cert, the appeal process, and where it could all go wrong.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Poll: Should a school's historical performance be used to help calculate a student's exam grades?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should a school's historical performance be used to help calculate a student's exam grades?

Aug 18th 2020, 8:54 AM 35,684 Views 49 Comments

Leaving Certificate students will receive a predicted grade next month which will be subject to standardisation from the Department of Education.

# leaving-cert - Monday 17 August, 2020

'A victory for young people': UK government forced into u-turn over A-level grades
# Testing Times
# Testing Times

'A victory for young people': UK government forced into u-turn over A-level grades

Updated Aug 17th 2020, 8:12 PM 62,517 Views 40 Comments

Boris Johnson, who is on holiday in Scotland, held crisis talks with the minister and senior officials this morning.

Grade inflation of 'more than 10%' expected in NI as students to receive highest predicted grades
# Exam Results
# Exam Results

Grade inflation of 'more than 10%' expected in NI as students to receive highest predicted grades

Aug 17th 2020, 4:56 PM 11,814 Views 3 Comments

Stormont Education minister Peter Weir abandoned plans to use centralised standardisation following an outcry from teachers, parents and pupils.

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

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

Aug 17th 2020, 8:15 AM 17,072 Views 7 Comments

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