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# Leaving Certificate

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The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers
Plus: What subject had the highest failure rate in the Leaving Certificate?
Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects?
And would it help stem the skills shortages in the tech and sciences industry?
In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results
Which subject had the highest failure rate? Which one had the most amount of As?
Photos: Leaving Cert students collect their results and warm the cockles of our hearts
Enterprise culture "lacking" in Irish schools
ISME says students are encouraged to look for a job, not start a business.
Calls for students to study career-relevant subjects
The American Chamber of Commerce supports the proposal that more points be given to students who study career or university relevant subjects.
Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here's some useful advice
“Regardless of what results lie in that envelope, remember all the dedication and hard work you put in”.
The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate
It’s all about the Maths results.
Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?
Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.
These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society
Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.
Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it's perpetuating disadvantage
We believe university places should be awarded to students based on the ranking they achieved within their school, not their national ranking.
Leaving Cert students asked question on horsemeat scandal
They were also asked about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a question which may have thrown students as it is not a compulsory disorder on the syllabus.
The recession is popping up a lot on Leaving Cert papers this year
First they were asked to analyse budgets for families on the dole, now it’s essays on poverty and calculating youth unemployment rates.
This Leaving Cert student is Snapchatting his hilarious exam conversations with Jesus
And they’re great.
In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams
How many A4 pages will be used? How many people set the tests? How many subjects are being examined? SO MANY QUESTIONS.
This question on the Ordinary Level Maths paper today was 'ridiculously simple'
A shopkeeper bought 25 school blazers at €30 each and 25 trousers at €20 each. How much did they spend?
Justin Bieber's name was spelled wrong on the Leaving Cert English Paper 1
It’s “I before E, except after C” – everyone knows that.
How would you have done in today's English Paper 2?
Most students were pretty happy with it but would you remember enough to tackle these questions?
Opinion: The State exams start today – but don't let stress get you down
Stress and pressure are, unfortunately, part and parcel of exams. But there are also simple ways to keep calm and perform well.
Almost 119,000 students are putting pen to paper this morning in state exams
This year marks the first time that all students at Leaving Cert level will sit the new Project Maths exam.
Opinion: Have a positive impact on Ireland’s society and economy – choose a STEM career
Leaving Cert students: consider courses in science, technology, engineering and maths. They’ll give you transferable, mobile skills that are needed in almost every sector.
Opinion: Under exam stress? Take five minutes off and read these tips
While 120,000 students will sit exams over the coming weeks, there’s no need for them to go through the stressful pre-exam period alone.
Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?
The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?
Leaving Cert could see major overhaul with proposed new grading scale
The number of grading bands would be reduced from 14 to eight.
New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to "high standards" of education
It could also hamper Ireland’s chances of attracting foreign direct investment, experts say.
Spelling, grammar and punctuation are problems for Irish students
A report from the SEC also found that Shakespeare’s Macbeth is still the most popular text among Higher Level English students.
Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense
We live in a society, not just an economy – and giving additional points to people for accomplishments beyond the academic makes sense, write Aaron McKenna.
Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry
Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.
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.
Don't forget: The deadline for accepting first round CAO offers is today
5.15pm to be exact.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.