# leaving-certificate - Sunday 7 April, 2013
The fundamental role the educational system plays today is determining a young person’s future life choices, so if there is to be equal opportunity, then we need to tackle equal access for all, writes Fr Peter McVerry.
# leaving-certificate - Thursday 8 November, 2012
The number of young men staying on at second level has also risen significantly in the last 11 years.
# leaving-certificate - Thursday 13 September, 2012
In the wake of the Junior Certificate results, Deputy Principal Noirin Walsh says that the examination is no longer in tune with the demand of today’s students.
# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 5 September, 2012
There are better assessment systems out there internationally, writes headmaster Arthur Godsil. So why aren’t we using them?
# leaving-certificate - Friday 24 August, 2012
‘Radical’ new proposals for interviews are really a return to the past, writes Joanna Tuffy TD. Instead, we need a much wider debate on third level education.
# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 21 August, 2012
A submission to Ruairí Quinn sees Ireland’s seven universities outline issues with the Leaving Cert – and how to change it.
# leaving-certificate - Monday 20 August, 2012
The nine stories you need to know as you start your day.
# leaving-certificate - Saturday 18 August, 2012
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-certificate - Wednesday 15 August, 2012
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…
Some subjects produced proportionally more top grades – while others had higher failure rates than most.
The college points race begins in earnest on Monday – but already the bonus points project seems to be working.
Almost 56,000 students will be getting their results today – but do Leaving Cert results affect your future?
The nine stories you need to know this morning.
Leaving Cert results are being issued to over 55,800 students around Ireland today.
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
Feeling the nerves about tomorrow’s Leaving Cert results? Don’t worry – you’re not alone.
Guidance counsellors will be manning the 2012 Exam Helpline to provide information for students, parents and teachers.
# leaving-certificate - Thursday 9 August, 2012
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
A notice posted on Adverts.ie is offering free notes for several Leaving Cert subjects.
# leaving-certificate - Thursday 22 December, 2011
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
5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…
Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.
With 58,000 students picking up their results today, here’s how some of them reacted…
Business and student groups have been reacting to the exam results out today.
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?
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
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
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
However much preparation goes in to the exams, the least likely things can happen…
# leaving-certificate - Thursday 7 April, 2011
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
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
Sinn Féin launches its Irish plan outside Fine Gael HQ – but the election frontrunners label the move an ‘empty stunt’.