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#Leaving Certificate

# 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 – TheJournal.ie 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.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Exams body warns students against hoax 'leaks' after History paper surfaces online

A version of tomorrow’s Leaving Cert honours History paper has appeared online – but the SEC says it’s not the real deal.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach

CDs for the Leaving Cert Irish exam were inadvertently played at some Junior Cert exam papers yesterday. The Department of Education says an investigation is underway.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Minister to consider letting 'crisis' students sit exams later

The issue of allowing Leaving Cert students to take an exam after missing it due to a ‘crisis’, rather than having to re-do their year of study, is to be considered by the Minister of State for Education.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Over to you: what advice do you have for people doing the Leaving Cert?

The first day of exams is officially over. Got any suggestions for how students can relax and get through the rest of them?

# leaving-certificate - Friday 25 May, 2012

The Daily Fix: Friday Daily Fix This post contains videos

The Daily Fix: Friday

Your essential evening round-up of the day’s biggest news, plus the bits and pieces you may have missed.

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Poll: Should PE be a subject for the Leaving Cert? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should PE be a subject for the Leaving Cert?

Ruairí Quinn says physical education will be offered as a Junior Cert subject in the coming years. Should it be on the Leaving?

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 5 April, 2012

64% of secondary schools considering dropping subjects from Leaving Cert 2012

Subjects like accounting, chemistry, physics and economics are the subjects most likely to be dropped, according to a new study commissioned.

# leaving-certificate - Friday 9 March, 2012

Insufficient cash to add Chinese to second-level curriculum Mandarin This post contains a poll

Insufficient cash to add Chinese to second-level curriculum

Education minister Ruairí Quinn says the budgetary situation means we can’t expand the languages taught in second level.

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 5 February, 2012

From The Daily Edge Fancy some free Leaving Cert notes? Pass Notes

Fancy some free Leaving Cert notes?

A notice posted on Adverts.ie is offering free notes for several Leaving Cert subjects.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Exam board to address Leaving Cert 'predictability'

A report published by the Department of Education today was critical of “rote learning” and highlighted the common practice of memorising pre-packaged answers.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

In photos: Teenagers get their Leaving Cert results Leaving Cert This post contains images

In photos: Teenagers get their Leaving Cert results

With 58,000 students picking up their results today, here’s how some of them reacted…

Calls for reform of Leaving Cert and third level funding following results

Business and student groups have been reacting to the exam results out today.

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

Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert results are important?

The Leaving Cert results are out – but do the grades you achieve in the State’s second-level finals really affect the rest of your life?

Get the bus and eat some peanuts: Advice for Leaving Cert students tonight

The Road Safety Authority is urging students to “make mature and sensible choices” while DrinkAware has some interesting tips for those out celebrating…

# leaving-certificate - Friday 10 June, 2011

Day 3: Exam students tackle Geography and Maths papers

Students in the Leaving and Junior Cert will both face papers on Maths and Geography today ahead of a welcomed weekend.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 9 June, 2011

Government shelves decision on mandatory Leaving Cert Irish

A decision will not be made on whether Irish should remain a mandatory subject in State exams until the syllabus is reviewed.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 8 June, 2011

From The Daily Edge Reeling in the Leaving Certs: 6 memorable moments from past exams Leaving Cert

Reeling in the Leaving Certs: 6 memorable moments from past exams

However much preparation goes in to the exams, the least likely things can happen…

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 7 April, 2011

From The42 American Dream: Campbell eyes up professional future stateside Living In America

American Dream: Campbell eyes up professional future stateside

Ireland’s U17 hero hopes to make a name for herself when she moves to America in the autumn.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 6 April, 2011

From The Daily Edge How to (maybe) cheat in the Turkish Leaving Cert Turkey

How to (maybe) cheat in the Turkish Leaving Cert

Prosecutors in Turkey claim a ‘secret formula’ may have helped pro-government students to score higher on the exam.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 15 February, 2011

Parties fire shots over Irish language plans

Sinn Féin launches its Irish plan outside Fine Gael HQ – but the election frontrunners label the move an ‘empty stunt’.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 14 February, 2011

Take 5: Monday

Five things you need to know: No Valentine for Merkel from Enda, McWilliams regrets opening the door to Brian Lenihan (literally), and a dash to hospital for a Grammy reporter.