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Leaving Cert

# leaving-cert - Monday 21 April, 2014

Leaving Cert could see major overhaul with proposed new grading scale

The number of grading bands would be reduced from 14 to eight.

# leaving-cert - Monday 14 April, 2014

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.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 22 February, 2014

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.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 13 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge This Irish school has a ‘Love Squad’ doing secret Valentine’s Day classroom deliveries You Go Glen Coco

# leaving-cert - Thursday 6 February, 2014

From The Daily Edge This train station sign in Kilkenny is so wrong, but can you tell why? As Gaeilge

# leaving-cert - Monday 3 February, 2014

Education Minister refuses to rule out video cameras in classrooms

Ruairí Quinn said that he felt that “some older teachers are used to being sole person of authority in the classroom”.

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-cert - Thursday 30 January, 2014

English, Irish, Maths… Politics: The Leaving Cert to get a new subject

Future TDs will be able to get a head start on what they need to know, as part of new plans confirmed by the Education Minister.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge The Annual Bumper Secondary School Christmas Test No Peig We Promise

The Annual Bumper Secondary School Christmas Test

Gather the family. No fighting!

# leaving-cert - Thursday 12 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge Can you use your Leaving Cert Irish to pick up girls? Do Uimhir

Can you use your Leaving Cert Irish to pick up girls?

I like your chicken roll…

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 26 November, 2013

Bonus points for Physics, Chemistry and Applied Maths should be introduced, says TD

Limerick TD Patrick O’Donovan said if we cannot encourage people to study these subjects at higher level, we will have a serious problem in filling the places on third level courses.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 5 November, 2013

Open for business: CAO now taking applications for 2014 courses

Open for business: CAO now taking applications for 2014 courses

College registration season is officially under way…

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Over 1,600 Leaving Cert results upgraded after appeal

However, three unlucky candidates who went through the appeals process had their results downgraded.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 signs you did Home Economics at school Creaming Method

9 signs you did Home Economics at school

Of COURSE I know how to do a running stitch.

# leaving-cert - Friday 20 September, 2013

Donegal teenager loses battle for life in Cambridge hospital

Conor Boyle suffered serious head injuries when he was involved in a car accident two weeks ago.

# leaving-cert - Friday 30 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Share your favourite Seamus Heaney poetry and school memories RIP

Share your favourite Seamus Heaney poetry and school memories

“Between my finger and my thumb…”

# leaving-cert - Thursday 29 August, 2013

Death of Kerry musician and author of ‘A Thig Ná Tit Orm’, Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé RIP

Death of Kerry musician and author of ‘A Thig Ná Tit Orm’, Maidhc Dainín Ó Sé

His most well-known book will be familiar to thousands of past Leaving Cert students.

Round two CAO offers out today: Were you one of the lucky ones?

Some students will be hoping that points for their preferred college course come down and they are offered a place in college.

# leaving-cert - Monday 26 August, 2013

# leaving-cert - Monday 19 August, 2013

These are the courses students want to get into this year…

Arts and social sciences continue to be the most popular.

# leaving-cert - 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.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 17 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge The rites of passage every Irish person must go through 21 Kisses

The rites of passage every Irish person must go through

GAA discos, drinking down the dip, driving in a field, mass on your own…

# leaving-cert - Friday 16 August, 2013

Here’s What Happened Today: Friday

Everyone’s talking about poor hygiene in hospitals, home births and students cheating in the Leaving Cert.

# leaving-cert - 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.

Quinn: Bonus Leaving Cert maths points could continue for three more years

The Education Minister made the remarks at Ringsend College in Dublin, where he met with students who were receiving their Leaving Certificate results.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

Here Is What Happened Today: Wednesday

Everyone’s talking about the Leaving Certificate results, Ireland winning a gold medal in Moscow and Europe’s recession coming to an end.

From The Daily Edge 9 reasons to avoid the pub tonight The Youth

9 reasons to avoid the pub tonight

Leaving Cert celebrants will be out in full force, friends.

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

In pics: The guy that got 9 A1s and other Leaving Cert students’ results The Big LC This post contains images

In pics: The guy that got 9 A1s and other Leaving Cert students’ results

Mark Berney from Gorey Community College, County Wexford got 9 A1s.

From The Daily Edge 9 unforgettable moments from your Leaving Cert results Leaving Cert

9 unforgettable moments from your Leaving Cert results

The results you leave behind. But the day stays with you forever.

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

9 adults who are being exceptionally unhelpful about the Leaving Cert

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

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

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-cert - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 16 awful exam answers to comfort even the worst Leaving Cert performer The Dread

16 awful exam answers to comfort even the worst Leaving Cert performer

You couldn’t have answered as badly as these people.

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

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

# leaving-cert - 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-cert - 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-cert - Wednesday 19 June, 2013

From The Score VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero Gold Standard

VIDEO: Road to Rio 2016 begins in the swimming pool for Irish hero

Darragh McDonald is striving to replicate the Gold Medal he won in London last year.

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