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#Leaving Certificate

# leaving-certificate - Friday 29 April, 2022

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 22,191 Views 28 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

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 12,027 Views 3 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

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 49,547 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.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 20 December, 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 20,358 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.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 20 September, 2021

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 15,617 Views 0 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

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 16,884 Views 40 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

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 38,762 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.

# leaving-certificate - Friday 3 September, 2021

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 63,228 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 20,150 Views 12 Comments

The results have been released, we take a look at the important numbers from today.

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 37,075 Views 38 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - Monday 14 June, 2021

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly

Jun 14th 2021, 6:32 PM 22,913 Views 19 Comments

Concerns were raised today that some students did not receive fair treatment in the oral exams.

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?

Jun 13th 2021, 10:00 PM 50,363 Views 38 Comments

This year’s Leaving Certificate exams kicked off this week.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

D-Day for some 55,000 students as Leaving Certificate exams get under way
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

D-Day for some 55,000 students as Leaving Certificate exams get under way

Jun 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,851 Views 13 Comments

While some students have opted for Accredited Grades, thousands will sit their exams over the coming weeks.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Poll: Do you still have the 'Leaving Cert nightmare'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you still have the 'Leaving Cert nightmare'?

Jun 8th 2021, 10:35 AM 23,806 Views 39 Comments

This year’s exams kick off tomorrow.

Leaving Cert students praised for ‘resilience and goodwill’ ahead of exams
# One Day To Go
# One Day To Go

Leaving Cert students praised for ‘resilience and goodwill’ ahead of exams

Jun 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,788 Views 3 Comments

The written exams start on Wednesday and run until 29 June.

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Face masks, pods and a two-metre rule: This is how the Leaving Cert exams will work this year
# Covid Precautions
# Covid Precautions

Face masks, pods and a two-metre rule: This is how the Leaving Cert exams will work this year

Jun 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,964 Views 11 Comments

While some students have opted for Accredited Grades, thousands will sit their Leaving Cert examinations this month.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 5 June, 2021

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak
# Limerick
# Limerick

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak

Jun 5th 2021, 1:13 PM 57,387 Views 28 Comments

Over the past fortnight there have been 800 confirmed cases in Limerick.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Leaving Cert 2021: Results to be delayed until September for second year in a row
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Leaving Cert 2021: Results to be delayed until September for second year in a row

Jun 2nd 2021, 5:30 PM 22,742 Views 14 Comments
  • Students sitting this month's exams will receive their results on 3 September.
  • Results will be issued directly through the Candidate Self-Service Portal.
  • Sinn Féin has criticised the move claiming it will lead to an increase in stress for students.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 12 April, 2021

Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year
# Gaeilge
# Gaeilge

Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year

Apr 12th 2021, 12:37 PM 29,464 Views 29 Comments

Students can choose between sitting exams, receiving accredited grades, or both.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Schools allocated supports to appoint aides to oversee Leaving Certificate admin for 50 days
# Leaving Cert 2021
# Leaving Cert 2021

Schools allocated supports to appoint aides to oversee Leaving Certificate admin for 50 days

Mar 25th 2021, 5:42 PM 13,948 Views 1 Comment

The aides’ role is to support the school in planning and running exams and accredited grades.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Poll: Does the Leaving Certificate need to be completely reformed?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Does the Leaving Certificate need to be completely reformed?

Mar 20th 2021, 11:16 AM 49,656 Views 86 Comments

The higher education minister wants to see the system adapted to “do better by students”.

Reform needed on Leaving Certificate and CAO application, says higher education minister
# Third Level
# Third Level

Reform needed on Leaving Certificate and CAO application, says higher education minister

Mar 20th 2021, 10:52 AM 16,732 Views 9 Comments

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said he intends to “overhaul” the CAO application form next year.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:28 PM 27,760 Views 36 Comments

Cabinet agreed to the phased re-opening of schools today.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain
# Exams
# Exams

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain

Feb 18th 2021, 2:05 PM 13,346 Views 5 Comments

“I trust my teachers, but I don’t trust the algorithm,” one student said.

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Firm decision on Leaving Certificate may not be made this week
# Waiting Cert
# Waiting Cert

Firm decision on Leaving Certificate may not be made this week

Feb 14th 2021, 1:29 PM 18,549 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Housing has said the government is not setting any “artificial” timeline on when an announcement can be expected.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

Jan 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 24,368 Views 38 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'I hate to have to say it but we are not expendable': Leaving Cert students dismayed at three-days-a-week plan
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I hate to have to say it but we are not expendable': Leaving Cert students dismayed at three-days-a-week plan

Jan 7th 2021, 3:08 PM 30,992 Views 62 Comments

Students facing a return to school are worried about their health and the health of their loved ones with Covid-19 rampant in the community.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 16 November, 2020

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 16,321 Views 14 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - Friday 16 October, 2020

18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades
# Review
# Review

18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades

Oct 16th 2020, 1:09 PM 16,807 Views 9 Comments

The new results were given to students at 12pm today.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place

Oct 14th 2020, 2:32 PM 10,513 Views 14 Comments

Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 3 October, 2020

6,100 students to get text message this evening upgrading their LC result
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

6,100 students to get text message this evening upgrading their LC result

Updated Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 PM 47,246 Views 35 Comments

The results of the review were announced this evening by the Department of Education.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Students mistakenly awarded higher grades may have 'squeezed out' others from college, Minister concedes
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Students mistakenly awarded higher grades may have 'squeezed out' others from college, Minister concedes

Updated Oct 1st 2020, 10:30 PM 38,167 Views 25 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley has apologised to students again after errors in the calculated grades system were revealed.

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 94,762 Views 73 Comments

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

'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 24,227 Views 25 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - 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 34,973 Views 26 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - 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 29,593 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-certificate - Friday 11 September, 2020

Over 50,000 people offered a place in first CAO round as points rise in health, business, teaching
# Round One
# Round One

Over 50,000 people offered a place in first CAO round as points rise in health, business, teaching

Sep 11th 2020, 2:09 PM 48,325 Views 17 Comments

This afternoon’s Round One offers is official confirmation of whether students got their preferred course.

# leaving-certificate - 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 68,313 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-certificate - Sunday 6 September, 2020

The Leaving Cert: When are the results due, and what can we expect?
# Results Day
# Results Day

The Leaving Cert: When are the results due, and what can we expect?

Sep 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 44,044 Views 23 Comments

Leaving Cert calculated grade results are due to be released tomorrow morning at 9am.

# leaving-certificate - 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 119,290 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.

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