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#Leaving Cert

# 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 68,149 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 45,444 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 24,220 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 16,134 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 119,182 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 27,793 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 13,352 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 58,099 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 13,991 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 17,491 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 23,538 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 50,619 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 38,235 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 22,968 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 35,661 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 62,485 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 11,808 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 17,042 Views 7 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - Saturday 15 August, 2020

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

Aug 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,911 Views 11 Comments

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

Explainer: What led to Scotland's school results fiasco, and why does it matter to Ireland?
# Scotland
# Scotland

Explainer: What led to Scotland's school results fiasco, and why does it matter to Ireland?

Aug 12th 2020, 6:10 AM 20,651 Views 9 Comments

Ireland’s Department of Education said that it was “aware” of Scotland’s exam results being released.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 21 July, 2020

Leaving Cert results to issue directly to students through online portal at 9am on Monday 7 September
# Predictive Grades
# Predictive Grades

Leaving Cert results to issue directly to students through online portal at 9am on Monday 7 September

Jul 21st 2020, 4:51 PM 24,644 Views 21 Comments

Minister for Education Norma Foley said she was “pleased that we have been able to bring clarity for students”.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 18 July, 2020

5,800 CAO applicants will receive Round A offers this morning
# CAO Offers
# CAO Offers

5,800 CAO applicants will receive Round A offers this morning

Jul 18th 2020, 6:00 AM 51,555 Views 9 Comments

4,769 applicants will get Level 8 course offers with 2,241 applicants being offered a Level 7/6 course.

# leaving-cert - Friday 17 July, 2020

Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'
# Results Day
# Results Day

Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 11:27 AM 31,711 Views 67 Comments

The publication of this year’s results will not be available until 7 September.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Last chance for students to alter applications as CAO change-of-mind option closes today
# Deadline Day
# Deadline Day

Last chance for students to alter applications as CAO change-of-mind option closes today

Jul 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 6,408 Views 0 Comments

CAO points, which are based on Leaving Cert grades, determine what college courses are offered to students.

# leaving-cert - Friday 5 June, 2020

Professor Sam McConkey: The reality is it could be November before schools are back in full
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Professor Sam McConkey: The reality is it could be November before schools are back in full

Jun 5th 2020, 7:30 AM 34,565 Views 52 Comments

But Professor McConkey says if we went for a trial return this month, schools could be up and running by September.

# leaving-cert - Monday 1 June, 2020

A tribute to the Class of 2020: How one group of teachers marked the end of school for sixth years
# Education
# Education

A tribute to the Class of 2020: How one group of teachers marked the end of school for sixth years

Jun 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 62,468 Views 18 Comments

As schools end an academic year in the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of secondary teachers in Tallaght had to pay tribute to their students.

# leaving-cert - Friday 29 May, 2020

Schools to only partially return in September if 2m-rule in force, Education Minister says
# State Exam
# State Exam

Schools to only partially return in September if 2m-rule in force, Education Minister says

May 29th 2020, 8:13 AM 20,383 Views 49 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh said he was against this partial return, and would “move mountains” for students.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system
# Schools
# Schools

Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system

May 28th 2020, 10:15 PM 21,466 Views 24 Comments

The deadline to register has been extended until midday tomorrow.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system
# State Exams
# State Exams

Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system

May 27th 2020, 2:32 PM 14,922 Views 9 Comments

That leaves around 13,000 Leaving Cert students who have not yet registered.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Over 33,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Over 33,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system

Updated May 26th 2020, 6:40 PM 29,545 Views 33 Comments

Students have until 10pm on Thursday 28 May to register.

# leaving-cert - Monday 25 May, 2020

Leaving Cert students urged to register for Calculated Grades system from tomorrow
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Leaving Cert students urged to register for Calculated Grades system from tomorrow

May 25th 2020, 5:09 PM 23,960 Views 27 Comments

Students have until Thursday to register.

# leaving-cert - Friday 22 May, 2020

ASTI changes tack and is now advising its members to comply with the Leaving Cert calculated grades system
# Indemnity
# Indemnity

ASTI changes tack and is now advising its members to comply with the Leaving Cert calculated grades system

Updated May 22nd 2020, 5:32 PM 22,425 Views 59 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the development.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Teachers union urges members not to engage with Leaving Cert grading system
# Predictive Grades
# Predictive Grades

Teachers union urges members not to engage with Leaving Cert grading system

May 21st 2020, 7:24 PM 42,081 Views 68 Comments

The guidance was published by the Department of Education this evening.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students

May 13th 2020, 4:37 PM 29,027 Views 81 Comments

Education Minister Joe McHugh defended the decision to cancel this year’s Leaving Certificate.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'Too early' to say how schools will be able to re-open in September, says education minister
# Joe McHugh
# Joe McHugh

'Too early' to say how schools will be able to re-open in September, says education minister

May 10th 2020, 8:36 PM 42,935 Views 100 Comments

Schools and colleges have been shut since March.

'Unacceptable' and 'inappropriate' that teachers would be lobbied by parents and students
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'Unacceptable' and 'inappropriate' that teachers would be lobbied by parents and students

Updated May 10th 2020, 4:40 PM 61,995 Views 92 Comments

The main teachers’ union said it still has “a number of major concerns” with the new Leaving Cert plan.

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams?

May 10th 2020, 10:52 AM 67,584 Views 113 Comments

The main teachers’ union the ASTI called for that measure today.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Here's the score: What we know about marks, grades and appeals in the Leaving Cert 'Plan C'
# State Exams
# State Exams

Here's the score: What we know about marks, grades and appeals in the Leaving Cert 'Plan C'

May 9th 2020, 4:10 PM 35,129 Views 36 Comments

There has been a lot of concerns about bright students in schools with poor Leaving Cert track records suffering under these rules.

Teachers' Union calls for 'sanction' of parents who lobby teachers over child's Leaving Cert grade
# Closed Door Policy
# Closed Door Policy

Teachers' Union calls for 'sanction' of parents who lobby teachers over child's Leaving Cert grade

May 9th 2020, 3:30 PM 40,783 Views 112 Comments

TUI general secretary John McGabhann said this could take the form of a “public record” of any lobbying that took place.