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Dublin: 15 °C Saturday 23 August, 2014

Leaving Cert

# leaving-cert - Today’s News

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…

# leaving-cert - Yesterday’s News

There’s still time to apply for ‘Available Places’ through CAO

Do you know about this list of courses with places still available? Get on it…

# leaving-cert - Thursday 21 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 12 things guaranteed to annoy any Irish person National Rage

12 things guaranteed to annoy any Irish person

Bono, NCT, 600 points…

# leaving-cert - Monday 18 August, 2014

Points hike for science, tech and construction courses

UCD architecture saw one of the biggest points increase, rising by 25 points to 490.

From The Daily Edge Students’ nerves were shot while waiting for CAO offers this morning C A Ooooh

# leaving-cert - Thursday 14 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Cork lad is selling his Leaving Cert points on DoneDeal Nul Points
Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects? Your Say This post contains a poll

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?

Here’s how the CAO offer and acceptance system works

This is what happens next…

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results

Which subject had the highest failure rate? Which one had the most amount of As?

Off to college: Joanne O’Riordan gets the course she wanted at UCC

“When Joanne sets her mind to doing something she does it,” said her dad Joe.

Student with Down syndrome, Eleanor Murray, celebrates 93% Leaving Cert Applied result

She’s now looking forward to starting a third level course next month.

The Dublin Rape Crisis Centre has these tips for Leaving Cert students heading out tonight

The helpline is advising students to, “Let your hair down and not your guard”.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From Business ETC Enterprise culture “lacking” in Irish schools Business Studies

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.

From The Daily Edge 12 terrible exam answers to soothe your post-Leaving Cert results blues Dead Cert

12 terrible exam answers to soothe your post-Leaving Cert results blues

Don’t worry. You have hope. THESE people, however…

Opinion: Life doesn’t begin or end with those elusive CAO points

Things may not go to plan for you today, but that just means there are some unexpected turns on the exciting road ahead.

From The Daily Edge 9 adults who couldn’t be more unhelpful about the Leaving Cert Can You Not
From The Daily Edge Chris O’Dowd tweeted a rather good message to ‘bad Leaving Cert result getters’ Lc 2014
Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results?

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

‘Don’t panic, don’t compare’ – if you’re getting your Leaving Cert results today, read this first

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”.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 12 August, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 tweets that will bring the horror of Leaving Cert results flooding back Leaving Cert Eve

9 tweets that will bring the horror of Leaving Cert results flooding back

“The main thing is, we’re all alive and well.”

RSA to LC students: If a driver’s had a drink don’t get into their car

The authority is making a specific plea celebrating students.

# leaving-cert - Monday 11 August, 2014

Opinion: Coping with a nervous Leaving Cert student? Read on…

With the Leaving Certificate results set to be released this week, here are some tips to calm those fraying nerves.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 10 August, 2014

Open thread: What advice would you give yourself on Leaving Cert results day?

Let’s travel through the mists of time…

# leaving-cert - Thursday 7 August, 2014

Opinion: What’s the point in learning about history?

Every History teacher in the country can attest to hearing the Dreaded Question at least once a year: “What’s the point in learning about this?”

# leaving-cert - Monday 23 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 9 things absolutely everyone should be aware of before moving out All By Myself

9 things absolutely everyone should be aware of before moving out

Attention, newly-graduated secondary school students. This one is for you.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 18 June, 2014

From Business ETC Mortgage arrears, the bailout and unemployment – who’d be a leaving cert economics student? Examining Times

Mortgage arrears, the bailout and unemployment – who’d be a leaving cert economics student?

Some of the questions on the paper wouldn’t have been out of place in a third level exam, one expert said.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

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 - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

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.

# leaving-cert - Monday 9 June, 2014

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.

From The Daily Edge This Leaving Cert student is Snapchatting his hilarious exam conversations with Jesus Divine Intervention

# leaving-cert - Saturday 7 June, 2014

Google, health insurance, and the World Cup: The week in numbers

Plus: What percentage of Labour TDs are running for deputy leader of the party?

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.

# leaving-cert - Friday 6 June, 2014

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.

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