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# Leaving Certificate

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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.
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.
Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm
Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.
12 poets you haven't thought about since the Leaving Cert
Remember the great Eavan Boland scandal of 2010?
'A digital revolution': Forty schools to offer Computer Science as Leaving Cert subject in September
The Department of Education aims to make the subject available to all schools by 2020.
PE is set to become a Leaving Cert subject from next year
Education Minister Richard Bruton made the announcement today as part of an overall emphasis the government is putting on encouraging healthy lifestyles.
Government aims to boost the number of girls doing maths and science in the Leaving Cert
The government wants the number of females taking up science, maths and engineering to increase by 40%.
Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals
Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2017.
'Whatever your results today, there will be opportunities for you'
More people took Higher Level subjects this year, but the number of top marks is down.
The Leaving Cert results are out today - But here's why you won't be seeing any As, Bs or Cs this year
Don’t worry, it’s not because everyone failed.
From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life spoke to four Leaving Cert students in the countdown to the results.
Exam advice for parents: How to support your child during the Junior and Leaving Cert
From organisational support to breathing exercises, there’s plenty a parent can do to help.
Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers
The SEC said that it would have sufficient numbers in place and did not want to “cause alarm” with the appeal.
Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese
Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.
'He's going to struggle': Teenager with learning disability denied Leaving Cert support
Hundreds of students each year are denied supports like readers and scribes and advocates say the SEC needs to widen eligibility criteria.
No major surprises in English papers as the State exams kicked off today
The first exam for both sets of students this morning will be English paper 1.
Student with dyslexia brings fresh High Court appeal to secure help for Leaving Cert exams
His previous application for a reader was refused before the supporting evidence was submitted.
Students are celebrating the end of the Irish orals by setting their notes on fire
The relief.
Renua wants to abolish the Leaving Cert as we know it
The party is unveiling its general election manifesto later this morning.
Explainer: The Leaving Cert's getting a massive overhaul. Here's how it'll work.
New reforms launched today are aimed at reducing the pressure faced by students at exam time.
Explainer: A beginner’s guide on how to accept your CAO offer
Here’s what to do next…
Poll: Should the CAO system be changed?
The Sunday Business Post is reporting this morning that colleges have been manipulating the admission system.
Watch the moment a nervous student got the Leaving Cert points she needed
Be warned: there is screaming.
575 points direct provision teen to meet minister about going to college
Anna wants to study physiotherapy at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin.
All-rounders with a thirst for knowledge: Ireland's highest achievers in the 2015 Leaving Cert
They all scooped over 800 points in the Leaving Cert, but their principals say they’re proud of every one of their students.
Here's how students got on in the Leaving Cert
Pretty well. Fair play.
In numbers: The Leaving Cert results
The hard work is over, now it’s time to find out how everyone did.
'I had to run and jump for one of those embarrassing photos': Memories of Leaving Cert results day
Let’s take a step back down memory lane.
Leaving Cert markers will take concerns about 'much too difficult' maths paper into account
Good news for students.
Here's what to do tonight if you're doing the Leaving Cert tomorrow
Calm down.
Students with special needs being denied supports "days before exams"
The number of students having applications for readers turned down has been increasing since 2012.
What did a Leaving Cert exam paper look like 80 years ago?
We got our hands on the 1935 home economics exam to see how it compares to more recent papers.
QUIZ: How well do you remember King Lear?
The Leaving Cert starts this week – do you remember much from your studies?
The Leaving Cert is not as predictable as people think...
And trying to predict what’s coming up will ultimately backfire, according to a report.
Leaving Cert shake-up could make it easier to pass higher level exams
The revisions could impact on students sitting the 2017 exams.
Opinion: The CAO process can be daunting, so bear these tips in mind...
It’s an important step towards securing their college and course of choice, so give it the time it needs.
Opinion: Will the push to encourage more science and technology graduates be worth it?
There has been a series of initiatives put in place to encourage interest in STEM subjects for school leavers; will the effort be rewarded with good jobs?
Opinion: 10 things you can do if you didn't get that college place you wanted
It may not seem so right now, but the world is your oyster…
Points hike for science, tech and construction courses
UCD architecture saw one of the biggest points increase, rising by 25 points to 490.
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We’ll have all the points from every third-level institution, plus all the information you need to know.