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#Leaving Cert

# leaving-cert - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Why was the 29 July date cancelled? When will results be out? Questions about the new Leaving Cert plan answered
# State Exams
# State Exams

Why was the 29 July date cancelled? When will results be out? Questions about the new Leaving Cert plan answered

May 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 46,212 Views 78 Comments

Here’s the detail and practicalities of what’s been decided.

# leaving-cert - Friday 8 May, 2020

'It's not a perfect solution': The government's u-turn on holding Leaving Certificate exams
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'It's not a perfect solution': The government's u-turn on holding Leaving Certificate exams

Updated May 8th 2020, 6:16 PM 27,153 Views 79 Comments

Last month the Education Minister was adamant that the exams would go ahead in late July.

Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government

May 8th 2020, 3:08 PM 87,829 Views 108 Comments

Teachers will provide an estimate of the percentage mark each student is likely to have achieved.

Cabinet decision about Leaving Cert exams to be announced this afternoon, Taoiseach confirms
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

Cabinet decision about Leaving Cert exams to be announced this afternoon, Taoiseach confirms

May 8th 2020, 10:30 AM 27,731 Views 52 Comments

Leo Varadkar spoke to Pat Kenny on Newstalk this morning.

Poll: Do you think the current plan for the Leaving Cert is fair?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the current plan for the Leaving Cert is fair?

May 8th 2020, 8:49 AM 45,966 Views 86 Comments

We’re expecting confirmation of what is planned for the Leaving Cert after 3pm today.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts

Updated May 7th 2020, 10:45 PM 38,595 Views 114 Comments

However, concerns have been raised about the legality of predicted grades.

Explainer: What are the options for this year's Leaving Cert, and why is it so complicated?
# Education
# Education

Explainer: What are the options for this year's Leaving Cert, and why is it so complicated?

May 7th 2020, 3:54 PM 30,674 Views 44 Comments

There’s a growing feeling among parents and students that the Leaving Cert should be cancelled.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans

May 6th 2020, 3:57 PM 17,665 Views 38 Comments

Most students want the exams to be cancelled, according to a new survey.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert should be cancelled this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert should be cancelled this year?

May 3rd 2020, 10:31 AM 197,055 Views 198 Comments

The sit-down exams are expected to start on 29 July.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert
# State Exams
# State Exams

Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert

May 2nd 2020, 1:19 PM 36,958 Views 48 Comments

The party’s education spokesperson says the uncertainty is causing stress for students and parents.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Poll: Do you agree with the delay of the Leaving Cert exams?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you agree with the delay of the Leaving Cert exams?

Apr 23rd 2020, 10:43 AM 43,554 Views 53 Comments

71% of parents in one survey were not in favour of deferring the exams to July/August.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

'It's not realistic or viable' to hold Leaving Cert practical exams in current timeframe
# State Exams
# State Exams

'It's not realistic or viable' to hold Leaving Cert practical exams in current timeframe

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:20 AM 39,225 Views 52 Comments

Students with oral exams and music practicals have been awarded full marks – but other practical exams are to still go ahead.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Leaving Cert exams most likely to start on 29 July, Joe McHugh says
# Education Minister
# Education Minister

Leaving Cert exams most likely to start on 29 July, Joe McHugh says

Apr 21st 2020, 11:32 PM 25,712 Views 57 Comments

McHugh said that if there is a Plan B for the Leaving Cert, it will be made during the first week in June.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams

Apr 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 64,730 Views 23 Comments

Poppy Kane says despite the challenges, many students believe the exams give them a sense of control in an uncertain time.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

'We're not the ones making that decision': Tony Holohan refuses to be drawn on whether Leaving Cert will happen
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We're not the ones making that decision': Tony Holohan refuses to be drawn on whether Leaving Cert will happen

Apr 14th 2020, 6:55 PM 115,916 Views 84 Comments

The Leaving Cert has been postponed from its usual June period to late July or early August.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Children's ombudsman calls on government to clarify plans for Junior and Leaving Cert exams
# Niall Muldoon
# Niall Muldoon

Children's ombudsman calls on government to clarify plans for Junior and Leaving Cert exams

Apr 9th 2020, 7:01 PM 32,183 Views 34 Comments

Schools across the country remain closed ahead of this year’s exams in June.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days
# State Exams
# State Exams

Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days

Apr 8th 2020, 1:33 PM 77,902 Views 101 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to meet on Friday.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled - all students to get full marks
# Exams
# Exams

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled - all students to get full marks

Mar 19th 2020, 11:10 AM 149,662 Views 148 Comments

The decision was announced this morning by the Department of Education.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 5 March, 2020

The life of a League-of-Ireland-player-turned-dog-groomer
# Changes
From The42
# Changes

The life of a League-of-Ireland-player-turned-dog-groomer

Mar 5th 2020, 9:39 PM 9,962 Views 1 Comment

Ryan Connolly on his return to football with Finn Harps, after taking a year out.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Students want overhaul of Leaving Cert course to avoid 'immense pressures' and rote learning
# ESRI
# ESRI

Students want overhaul of Leaving Cert course to avoid 'immense pressures' and rote learning

Nov 7th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,494 Views 27 Comments

Research from ESRI shows students find the system produces a heavy workload and pressure to “cover the course”.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Almost 3,000 Leaving Cert exam results upgraded during this year's appeals process
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Almost 3,000 Leaving Cert exam results upgraded during this year's appeals process

Sep 18th 2019, 9:23 AM 13,683 Views 13 Comments

Appeal applications were made by 9,049 candidates against 16,965 individual results.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Irish student wins €7,000 and shares top prize in EU Contest for Young Scientists
# Brains To Burn
# Brains To Burn

Irish student wins €7,000 and shares top prize in EU Contest for Young Scientists

Sep 17th 2019, 4:46 PM 20,579 Views 16 Comments

Adam Kelly says next up for him is the Leaving Cert.

# leaving-cert - Friday 30 August, 2019

There's been a huge increase in the number of Leaving Cert appeals
# Last Chance Saloon
# Last Chance Saloon

There's been a huge increase in the number of Leaving Cert appeals

Updated Aug 30th 2019, 11:00 AM 22,820 Views 39 Comments

The increase comes after last year’s legal challenge.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 15 August, 2019

CAO round one offers are out - so what's next?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

CAO round one offers are out - so what's next?

Aug 15th 2019, 3:00 PM 18,385 Views 3 Comments

Thousands of students received offers for college places today.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams
# Cheat Shot
# Cheat Shot

71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams

Aug 14th 2019, 5:45 PM 72,375 Views 27 Comments

Those suspected of cheating represent a tiny proportion of the 57,000 students who sat the exams this year.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers
# Exams
# Exams

Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers

Aug 13th 2019, 11:54 AM 40,335 Views 20 Comments

Everyone has got their results, so here are the most important statistics from today.

Leaving Cert 2019: Here's how this year's class got on
# Results Day
# Results Day

Leaving Cert 2019: Here's how this year's class got on

Aug 13th 2019, 6:00 AM 81,623 Views 16 Comments

Five people got top marks across the board.

# leaving-cert - Friday 14 June, 2019

A number of calls made to exams commission over 'muffled' sound during Leaving Cert French exam
# Guessing Game
# Guessing Game

A number of calls made to exams commission over 'muffled' sound during Leaving Cert French exam

Jun 14th 2019, 5:27 PM 56,322 Views 22 Comments

One student said students resorted to guessing the answers on the exam.

# leaving-cert - Friday 31 May, 2019

Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules

May 31st 2019, 8:50 AM 33,032 Views 36 Comments

Earlier this year, a student spoke on the radio about having to sit her Leaving Cert a day after her mother died.

Opinion: The Leaving Cert might not be perfect but it is fairer than many other systems
# Opinion
# Opinion

Opinion: The Leaving Cert might not be perfect but it is fairer than many other systems

May 31st 2019, 7:00 AM 23,034 Views 53 Comments

The university bribery scandal in the US shows how far some parents will go to secure their child’s college place, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers
# Shortage
# Shortage

'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers

May 25th 2019, 10:32 AM 34,073 Views 48 Comments

It’s less two weeks until examinations begin.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams

May 14th 2019, 12:06 PM 25,785 Views 9 Comments

The SEC said reports that some subjects would be marked using computers were ‘misleading’.

# leaving-cert - Friday 15 February, 2019

CAO offers will be out earlier this year after case of student who won High Court judicial review
# Rebecca Carter
# Rebecca Carter

CAO offers will be out earlier this year after case of student who won High Court judicial review

Feb 15th 2019, 10:19 PM 18,873 Views 8 Comments

The changes confirmed by the government come after Rebecca Carter secured a place at UCD following a High Court battle.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 14 February, 2019

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college
# Points
# Points

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college

Feb 14th 2019, 6:00 AM 17,978 Views 37 Comments

Three-quarters of students complete their courses, with women more likely than men to finish.

# leaving-cert - Friday 8 February, 2019

16-year-old Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu completes move to Man City
# Hot Prospect
From The42
# Hot Prospect

16-year-old Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu completes move to Man City

Feb 8th 2019, 3:09 PM 11,483 Views 6 Comments

The youngster had previously been on the books at Shamrock Rovers, who confirmed his departure today.

# leaving-cert - Friday 18 January, 2019

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died
# State Exams
# State Exams

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died

Jan 18th 2019, 2:36 PM 36,039 Views 24 Comments

Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.

# leaving-cert - Monday 7 January, 2019

Over three-quarters of students want continuous assessment for the Leaving Certificate
# Survey
# Survey

Over three-quarters of students want continuous assessment for the Leaving Certificate

Jan 7th 2019, 6:00 AM 12,997 Views 24 Comments

Despite this, just under 80% of principals, deputy principals and teachers do not believe that a teacher should correct their own students’ exams.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Two days have been added to the Leaving Cert timetable
# Changes
# Changes

Two days have been added to the Leaving Cert timetable

Dec 19th 2018, 1:46 PM 39,398 Views 28 Comments

The two new days bring the total examination to 15 days in June.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Court says students who posted video of classmate snorting sugar must be allowed back to school
# High Court
# High Court

Court says students who posted video of classmate snorting sugar must be allowed back to school

Nov 21st 2018, 2:01 PM 27,579 Views 36 Comments

The school said they had behaved in a manner that posed a serious threat to the school’s good order.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Leaving Cert appeals process shortened by three weeks following Rebecca Carter case
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert appeals process shortened by three weeks following Rebecca Carter case

Nov 1st 2018, 9:58 PM 13,834 Views 12 Comments

Carter won a High Court judicial review case to have her amended results considered by the State Examinations Commission.