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Photos: Leaving Cert students collect their results and warm the cockles of our hearts
# Class Of 2014
# Class Of 2014

Photos: Leaving Cert students collect their results and warm the cockles of our hearts

Aug 13th 2014, 6:04 PM 30,267 Views 17 Comments

LOOK HOW HAPPY THEY ARE.

Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results?

Aug 13th 2014, 8:58 AM 20,508 Views 41 Comments

Did you scream with joy, have a little cry, or let out a loud “meh”?

Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here's some useful advice
# Results Day
# Results Day

Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here's some useful advice

Aug 13th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,760 Views 7 Comments

“Regardless of what results lie in that envelope, remember all the dedication and hard work you put in”.

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?

Aug 11th 2014, 9:16 AM 16,135 Views 95 Comments

Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams

Jun 7th 2014, 9:45 AM 11,032 Views 11 Comments

How many A4 pages will be used? How many people set the tests? How many subjects are being examined? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

Interesting people, influence and Roy Keane: how day one of the Leaving Certificate went
# Keano
# Keano

Interesting people, influence and Roy Keane: how day one of the Leaving Certificate went

Jun 4th 2014, 5:33 PM 13,789 Views 19 Comments

The papers were called “comfortable”, but a Home Economics question on soup raised eyebrows.

#BeGrand trends in Ireland as country tells students it will all be ok
# Exam Time
From The Daily Edge
# Exam Time

#BeGrand trends in Ireland as country tells students it will all be ok

Jun 4th 2014, 8:36 AM 4,959 Views 1 Comment

It’s not the end of the world. Honestly.

Opinion: The State exams start today – but don't let stress get you down
# Testing Times
# Testing Times

Opinion: The State exams start today – but don't let stress get you down

Jun 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 218 Views 7 Comments

Stress and pressure are, unfortunately, part and parcel of exams. But there are also simple ways to keep calm and perform well.

11 Leaving Cert fears that will never, ever leave you
# Log Books
From The Daily Edge
# Log Books

11 Leaving Cert fears that will never, ever leave you

Jun 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 64,402 Views 92 Comments

Leigh anois go curamach…

Oops! There was a mistake in last year's Junior Cert science paper...and engineers are not happy
# Dumbing Down
# Dumbing Down

Oops! There was a mistake in last year's Junior Cert science paper...and engineers are not happy

Mar 16th 2014, 8:15 AM 32,808 Views 52 Comments

The State Examiner admitted the incorrect photo was used in the Physics section, but said it had no affect on students’ answers.

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

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

Aug 18th 2013, 8:30 PM 58,574 Views 45 Comments

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.

Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year
# Leaving Cert 2013
# Leaving Cert 2013

Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year

Aug 16th 2013, 10:50 PM 57,510 Views 121 Comments

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

9 adults who are being exceptionally unhelpful about the Leaving Cert
# Pipe Down
From The Daily Edge
# Pipe Down

9 adults who are being exceptionally unhelpful about the Leaving Cert

Aug 14th 2013, 10:26 AM 9,045 Views 3 Comments

“It doesn’t matter”… “I did crap and look at me”… KEEP IT TO YOURSELVES!

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

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

Aug 14th 2013, 6:00 AM 32,783 Views 43 Comments

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

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes

Jun 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 7,209 Views 27 Comments

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.

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

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

Jun 12th 2013, 8:45 PM 27,794 Views 26 Comments

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

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

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

Jun 11th 2013, 7:22 PM 15,869 Views 27 Comments

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

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers
# Oops
# Oops

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers

Jun 10th 2013, 8:21 PM 39,800 Views 76 Comments

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

8 things that go through your head during school exams
# More Paper Please
From The Daily Edge
# More Paper Please

8 things that go through your head during school exams

Jun 5th 2013, 1:00 PM 22,746 Views 26 Comments

“Only 2 hours, 46 minutes until it’s over”

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

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

Jun 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 2,237 Views 17 Comments

We really hate it when sport and state exams clash.

Students urged to sleep and eat well as State exams kick off
# Exams
# Exams

Students urged to sleep and eat well as State exams kick off

Jun 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,321 Views 27 Comments

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals given a list of tips to help students perform well during exam time.

Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system
# State Exams
# State Exams

Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system

Oct 4th 2012, 9:06 AM 11,635 Views 51 Comments

Reforms announced by Ruairí Quinn this afternoon replace terminal exams with continual assessment – with the terminal exams scrapped altogether by 2020.

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects
# Battle Of The Sexes
# Battle Of The Sexes

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects

Sep 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,505 Views 35 Comments

Only the stereotypically male strongholds of Maths and Metalwork see boys have a higher proportion of A grades than girls.

Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important?

Aug 15th 2012, 10:56 AM 11,352 Views 47 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 15th 2012, 7:00 AM 4,544 Views 14 Comments

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

Need advice on your Leaving Cert results?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Need advice on your Leaving Cert results?

Aug 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,673 Views 8 Comments

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

FG youth wing says teachers should be forced to correct State exams
# State Exams
# State Exams

FG youth wing says teachers should be forced to correct State exams

Jul 30th 2012, 11:52 AM 4,465 Views 48 Comments

Delegates to Young Fine Gael’s summer school pass a motion saying teachers’ summers should be spent correcting papers.

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

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

Jun 12th 2012, 11:37 AM 5,981 Views 9 Comments

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

Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach

Jun 9th 2012, 8:30 AM 7,000 Views 16 Comments

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 Cert students asked to reflect during 'challenging' English exam
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert students asked to reflect during 'challenging' English exam

Jun 6th 2012, 3:07 PM 6,132 Views 25 Comments

The theme for today’s higher level paper was Memories.

Good luck! Leaving and Junior Cert students begin exams this morning
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Good luck! Leaving and Junior Cert students begin exams this morning

Jun 6th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,863 Views 14 Comments

Stress tests have a different meaning today for more than 116,000 third and sixth year students.

Message to Leaving Cert students: get to your exams on time
# State Exams
# State Exams

Message to Leaving Cert students: get to your exams on time

Jun 4th 2012, 3:22 PM 5,196 Views 13 Comments

Those attending Dublin exam centres have also been warned about delays because of the Olympic Torch relay event.

Fewer students to sit this year's Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Fewer students to sit this year's Leaving Cert

Jun 1st 2012, 10:46 AM 4,826 Views 8 Comments

Over 50,000 students, 13 days, 3.1 million exam papers, 105 subjects. Shudder.

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

Fancy some free Leaving Cert notes?

Feb 5th 2012, 4:52 PM 2,356 Views 3 Comments

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

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme

Nov 3rd 2011, 12:05 PM 2,648 Views 11 Comments

Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.

Teachers welcome delay in changes to Junior Cert
# Exams
# Exams

Teachers welcome delay in changes to Junior Cert

Oct 21st 2011, 7:54 AM 645 Views 1 Comment

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has said the introduction of a limit on subjects for Junior Cert students will not be rolled out until 2014.

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs
# Exams
# Exams

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs

Aug 8th 2011, 4:07 PM 3,346 Views 33 Comments

Teachers who choose to mark exam papers during the summer are paid extra on top of their salaries. There are calls for the bonus payments system to be reviewed.

Junior Cert cut to eight subjects under new government plan
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert cut to eight subjects under new government plan

Jul 9th 2011, 1:07 PM 3,979 Views 41 Comments

Students will be limited to eight exam subjects so that they have more time to devote to literacy and numeracy skills.

Day 3: Exam students tackle Geography and Maths papers
# State Exams
# State Exams

Day 3: Exam students tackle Geography and Maths papers

Jun 10th 2011, 9:44 AM 1,212 Views 3 Comments

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