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#Leaving Certificate

# leaving-certificate - Monday 3 February, 2014

More boys are staying on in school to do the Leaving Cert

More than 90 per cent of Irish students stay on to complete the exams, according to a report out today.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 26 August, 2013

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system

Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.

From The42 Deary me, Bernard! It’s the sporting tweets of the week Twitterati This post contains images

Deary me, Bernard! It’s the sporting tweets of the week

Also featuring Brian O’Driscoll wishing Luke Fitgerald the best of luck ahead of the Leaving Cert results.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 17 August, 2013

Clerys, credit unions and clashes: The week in numbers

Plus: How many people have visited the church in Spain with the botched fresco of Jesus?

# leaving-certificate - Friday 16 August, 2013

Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year

The exam scripts were held back with a further 25 ‘provisionally withheld pending communication’ with students.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face

The Leaving Cert is an outdated, crude and brutal instrument that fails to prepare young people for either the realities of third level education or modern life in general, writes Paul Rowe.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Student grant applications 'being assessed on schedule'

Some 82,000 applications were received by the deadline earlier this month but SUSI are still accepting them.

Here's what happened with THAT error in the Leaving Cert Maths paper

The State Examinations Commission said today that approximately 4 per cent of candidates had been impacted by the error.

From The Daily Edge Here's how every Leaving Cert student feels on results morning Squeaky Bum Time

Here's how every Leaving Cert student feels on results morning

Have mercy on their souls.

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.

In numbers: Leaving Cert results day

It’s a big day for the 55,572 students who will receive their results today.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Leaving Cert students urged not to get completely wasted on results night

Results for 53,749 students will be available from tomorrow morning.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 12 August, 2013

Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion"

The minister had ordered that the SEC take the errors into account when marking the exam. Results are due out on Wednesday.

# leaving-certificate - Friday 21 June, 2013

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes

The minister says the SEC has two jobs now: to ensure no student suffers as a result of the error, and to stop it recurring.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'

Science minister Sean Sherlock believes the State Examinations Commission will ensure no student loses out over the error.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 10 June, 2013

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers

The English version of a Maths question mistakenly inserted an extra number – which meant two answers are possible.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 6 June, 2013

SYLVIA PLATH DID appear on this afternoon’s Leaving Cert English paper II at higher level, alongside Derek Mahon, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Elizabeth Bishop. Thousands of students had been left despairing last year when neither Plath nor the other stalwart, Seamus Heaney, appeared.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

State exams in numbers: 13 days, 6,000 examiners and 38 million A4 pages

Some 3.1 million exam papers are sitting in boxes across the country right now.

From The42 Open thread: What did you miss during your Junior/Leaving Cert? Memory Lane

Open thread: What did you miss during your Junior/Leaving Cert?

We really hate it when sport and state exams clash.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 13 Leaving Cert memories that you can never leave behind What No Plath?

13 Leaving Cert memories that you can never leave behind

No matter how hard you try to forget.

Column: The countdown to Project Maths is on – what should you expect?

This week the State exams begin and Leaving and Junior Certificate students are getting ready to tackle Project Maths. John Devlin has some tips for those worried about the new syllabus.

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 7 April, 2013

Column: Ireland’s educational system is the most unjust structure in our society today

The fundamental role the educational system plays today is determining a young person’s future life choices, so if there is to be equal opportunity, then we need to tackle equal access for all, writes Fr Peter McVerry.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 8 November, 2012

Highest number of students ever completing second level education

The number of young men staying on at second level has also risen significantly in the last 11 years.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 13 September, 2012

Column: Times have changed and so should the Junior Cert

In the wake of the Junior Certificate results, Deputy Principal Noirin Walsh says that the examination is no longer in tune with the demand of today’s students.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 5 September, 2012

Column: Why the Leaving Cert as we know it is redundant, by a headmaster

There are better assessment systems out there internationally, writes headmaster Arthur Godsil. So why aren’t we using them?

# leaving-certificate - Friday 24 August, 2012

Column: The Leaving Cert ‘points race’ is bad – but it’s better than alternatives

‘Radical’ new proposals for interviews are really a return to the past, writes Joanna Tuffy TD. Instead, we need a much wider debate on third level education.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system

A submission to Ruairí Quinn sees Ireland’s seven universities outline issues with the Leaving Cert – and how to change it.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 20 August, 2012

The 9 at 9: Monday

The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Do you use what you learn in school... after you leave school?

The Leaving Cert results have been occupying the minds of over 55,000 students today – team reflects on how much of the senior cycle curriculum we go on to use in real life…

Which Leaving Cert subjects produce the most A grades?

Some subjects produced proportionally more top grades – while others had higher failure rates than most.

Almost 11,000 Leaving Cert students to benefit from bonus Maths points

The college points race begins in earnest on Monday – but already the bonus points project seems to be working.

Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important?

Almost 56,000 students will be getting their results today – but do Leaving Cert results affect your future?

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

The nine stories you need to know this morning.

'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students

Leaving Cert results are being issued to over 55,800 students around Ireland today.

2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years'

More students took higher level Maths this year, looking to nab some bonus points which will drive up college requirements.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

From The Daily Edge Sausage rolls and Samuel L Jackson: Leaving Cert result nerves kick in Leaving Cert This post contains images

Sausage rolls and Samuel L Jackson: Leaving Cert result nerves kick in

Feeling the nerves about tomorrow’s Leaving Cert results? Don’t worry – you’re not alone.

Need advice on your Leaving Cert results?

Guidance counsellors will be manning the 2012 Exam Helpline to provide information for students, parents and teachers.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 9 August, 2012

Over half of maths teachers believe Project Maths will not improve results

The Teacher’s Union of Ireland said the programme should be further rolled out and tested before a real judgement can be made.