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#State Examinations Commission

# state-examinations-commission - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Investigation launched after Leaving Cert paper hits social media less than an hour after exam began

A copy of today’s Irish higher level paper two was posted to a Facebook group shortly after the exam began this morning.

# state-examinations-commission - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Dyslexic student launches High Court action after being denied exam support

The 18-year-old Leaving Cert student is hoping to secure a reader that will allow him to understand exam papers.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

In numbers: The Leaving Cert results

The hard work is over, now it’s time to find out how everyone did.

# state-examinations-commission - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Investigation underway after examiner pictured correcting Leaving Cert paper on a train

The woman was pictured appearing to correct the higher level history paper on Tuesday.

# state-examinations-commission - Saturday 7 June, 2014

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.

# state-examinations-commission - 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.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Junior Cert results: how did the country do?

Nearly 60,000 students will receive their Junior Certificate results today. Here’s how they did.

# state-examinations-commission - 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.

# state-examinations-commission - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: Serious exam question mistakes have shaken students' confidence in the process

Errors in a Leaving Cert paper caused consternation back in June. Eamonn Toland of takes a look back at what happened, and outlines the steps that can be taken to prevent a repeat of the problem.

# state-examinations-commission - 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.

# state-examinations-commission - 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.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

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

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

# state-examinations-commission - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

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

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

# state-examinations-commission - Monday 10 June, 2013

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers

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

# state-examinations-commission - Friday 14 September, 2012

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

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

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today

There are thousands of nervous households this morning as students get graded on their first State exams.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years'

More students took higher level Maths this year, looking to nab some bonus points which will drive up college requirements.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Column: Why the Leaving Cert is broken… by someone who just took it

Patrick Kelleher, who finished his exams last week, explains why the system needs a complete overhaul.

# state-examinations-commission - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

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

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

# state-examinations-commission - Monday 11 June, 2012

Contingency papers arrive at schools for today’s Leaving Cert Irish exams

Schools are collecting replacement papers for this afternoon’s exam after a security breach last week.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

Nearly 58,000 students discover their Leaving Certificate results

Anxious moments for students across the country as they find out if they’ve got the points they need…

# state-examinations-commission - Monday 8 August, 2011

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

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.