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#Leaving Cert

# 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 12,540 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 13,704 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 20,593 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 22,834 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 18,404 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 72,582 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 40,375 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 83,801 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 56,419 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 33,280 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 23,549 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 34,116 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 26,009 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 18,905 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 18,131 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 11,543 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 36,111 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 13,114 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 39,413 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 27,656 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 13,844 Views 12 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

Over 5,000 students appealed their Leaving Cert results - five got their results downgraded
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Over 5,000 students appealed their Leaving Cert results - five got their results downgraded

Oct 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 23,836 Views 29 Comments

Over 1,400 got upgraded.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

UCD will admit students who secure Leaving Cert upgrades
# Exceptional Circumstances
# Exceptional Circumstances

UCD will admit students who secure Leaving Cert upgrades

Oct 9th 2018, 12:07 PM 11,464 Views 4 Comments

The university has made the decision on an “exceptional basis” following the Rebecca Carter High Court ruling.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Case where Leaving Cert student lost out on college place 'cannot be repeated', judge says
# Rebecca Carter
# Rebecca Carter

Case where Leaving Cert student lost out on college place 'cannot be repeated', judge says

Oct 3rd 2018, 7:44 PM 20,788 Views 18 Comments

Rebecca Carter received an official offer of her college place last week.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Student who missed out on college place because of examiner's mistake calls situation 'an utter disgrace'
# Bureaucratic Tape
# Bureaucratic Tape

Student who missed out on college place because of examiner's mistake calls situation 'an utter disgrace'

Sep 25th 2018, 9:15 PM 36,139 Views 0 Comments

Rebecca Carter has been denied a place studying veterinary medicine in UCD because the State Examinations Commission will not hear her appeal until October.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Stephen Byrne: Why 9 years after ripping up my results, I went back to do the Leaving Cert...
# Read Me
# Read Me

Stephen Byrne: Why 9 years after ripping up my results, I went back to do the Leaving Cert...

Sep 20th 2018, 7:00 AM 41,316 Views 14 Comments

The Leaving Cert is strange in the sense that it is something we all experience, and yet it’s something that we all seem to try to repress, writes the 2FM presenter.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Teen claiming Leaving Cert marks were totted up incorrectly takes State exam board to High Court
# Courts
# Courts

Teen claiming Leaving Cert marks were totted up incorrectly takes State exam board to High Court

Sep 11th 2018, 5:31 PM 55,083 Views 0 Comments

The error could lose her a place on her chosen course in UCD, the court heard.

# leaving-cert - Monday 10 September, 2018

New subject changes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert get the go ahead
# Mixing It Up
# Mixing It Up

New subject changes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert get the go ahead

Sep 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 61,626 Views 43 Comments

New specifications for Maths, Home Economics, History, Music and Geography are set to go live from this month for Junior Cert students.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'

Aug 30th 2018, 2:31 PM 28,448 Views 24 Comments

Complainants thought the advert “encouraged drunken behaviour”.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Got a question about the CAO? Let us put it to an expert
# CAO 2018
# CAO 2018

Got a question about the CAO? Let us put it to an expert

Aug 18th 2018, 9:15 AM 10,890 Views 8 Comments

Join us for a special Facebook Live.

# leaving-cert - Friday 17 August, 2018

Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks
# Results
# Results

Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks

Aug 17th 2018, 6:00 AM 25,753 Views 53 Comments

A gender breakdown of Wednesday’s results has been released.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 16 August, 2018

80 Leaving Cert results being withheld due to suspicions of cheating
# Results
# Results

80 Leaving Cert results being withheld due to suspicions of cheating

Aug 16th 2018, 8:16 PM 47,103 Views 32 Comments

The combined 80 total for the 2018 Leaving Cert compares to the combined 72 total last year.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

'I was really surprised and shocked' - Seven Leaving Cert students get eight H1s
# Results Day
# Results Day

'I was really surprised and shocked' - Seven Leaving Cert students get eight H1s

Aug 15th 2018, 8:20 PM 50,387 Views 15 Comments

Liam Mariga from Co Cork said he couldn’t believe he had got eight H1s when he opened his results this morning.

'The Leaving Cert doesn't define you. My life has completely turned around since this time last year'
# Results Day
# Results Day

'The Leaving Cert doesn't define you. My life has completely turned around since this time last year'

Aug 15th 2018, 7:00 PM 29,763 Views 48 Comments

A year on from her own Leaving Cert results of 200 points, Sadb Molloy is on her way to UCD.

16 of the saltiest Leaving Cert tweets for results day
# Leaving Cert
From The Daily Edge
# Leaving Cert

16 of the saltiest Leaving Cert tweets for results day

Aug 15th 2018, 10:40 AM 11,782 Views 0 Comments

It’s that time of year again.

Poll: Did your Leaving Cert results play a major role in your life?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did your Leaving Cert results play a major role in your life?

Aug 15th 2018, 9:30 AM 38,448 Views 93 Comments

Students around the country will be finding out their results this morning.

Leaving Cert results: Top marks drop across English, Irish and Maths
# Scores On The Doors
# Scores On The Doors

Leaving Cert results: Top marks drop across English, Irish and Maths

Aug 15th 2018, 6:01 AM 55,865 Views 32 Comments

Here at the all important scores.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

13 of the best (and worst) outfits people have worn while collecting their LC results over the last 35 years
# Lc 2018
From The Daily Edge
# Lc 2018

13 of the best (and worst) outfits people have worn while collecting their LC results over the last 35 years

Aug 14th 2018, 9:00 PM 19,284 Views 12 Comments

RTÉ Archives have been helping to document poor Irish fashion choices throughout the years.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

UK officially passes (to hoots of approval) its EU withdrawal bill - making Brexit a certainty
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

UK officially passes (to hoots of approval) its EU withdrawal bill - making Brexit a certainty

Jun 26th 2018, 3:16 PM 22,772 Views 89 Comments

Brexit day is now also enshrined in EU law as being 29 March 2019, at 11pm.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it
# Politics And Society
# Politics And Society

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it

Jun 20th 2018, 7:48 PM 52,462 Views 44 Comments

A tweet from Leo Varadkar featured on the first ever exam.