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#Leaving Certificate

# leaving-certificate - Friday 16 October, 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

# leaving-certificate - Monday 28 September, 2020

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

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

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

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 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?

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'

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

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 3 September, 2020

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

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

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Minister 'cannot guarantee' home-schooled teen will get Leaving Cert results by 12 September, court hears

The High Court last week quashed a decision to prevent Elijah Burke availing of the calculated grade system.

# leaving-certificate - Friday 17 July, 2020

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

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

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Leaving Certificate results to be issued on 7 September, Department of Education confirms

It comes weeks later than the traditional August results day for the Leaving Cert exams.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 28 May, 2020

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

The deadline to register has been extended until midday tomorrow.

# leaving-certificate - Friday 22 May, 2020

'Extremely worrying': ASTI to discuss legal protection over Leaving Cert grading with government

The ASTI has said that teachers need to be fully protected if there is a legal challenge to calculated grades.

# leaving-certificate - Friday 8 May, 2020

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

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

As it happened: Minister announces Leaving Cert exams cancelled, all students to receive 'calculated grades'

Speculation that the exams would be cancelled has been growing since reports last night.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 7 May, 2020

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

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

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

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

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

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 2 May, 2020

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

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

# leaving-certificate - Friday 1 May, 2020

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes

It is expected that the Leaving Certificate exams will still go ahead from 29 July.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Poll: Do you agree with the delay of the Leaving Cert exams? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

Majority of parents surveyed opposed to July/August start for Leaving Cert

29 July has been pencilled in as the most likely date by which the Leaving Cert would start.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

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

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

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 15 August, 2019

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

Thousands of students received offers for college places today.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers

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

Q&A: Why are CAO offers earlier this year?

The CAO timeline has changed quite drastically this year.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

More than 50,000 students to begin (slightly longer) Leaving Cert exam period with English paper I

The exams commission has introduced new measures to safeguard the wellbeing of Leaving Certificate students.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'They're anxious in ways they wouldn't have been 20 years ago': Teachers say Leaving Cert stress on the rise

As the Leaving Cert begins tomorrow, teachers and education experts are warning of growing anxiety among students.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 25 February, 2019

A senator wants students to get CAO points for sports and social action

“It would especially benefit children from public schools around the country and level the playing pitch for them.”

# leaving-certificate - Friday 15 February, 2019

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

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

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises

The Economic and Social Research has carried out an early analysis of the grading scheme.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Two days have been added to the Leaving Cert timetable

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

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years Exclusive

The mistake was only discovered six days before the students started their exams this year.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

Poll: Did your Leaving Cert results play a major role in your life? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 2 August, 2018

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers to prospective college students

A total of 4,738 offers have been issued today, before Round One offers are made to Leaving Certificate students on August 20.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Time is ticking - The CAO change-of-mind deadline is tomorrow

From 5.15pm tomorrow, applicants will no longer be able to change their preferences for the courses they would like to do.

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