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#Calculated Grades

# calculated-grades - Friday 16 October, 2020

18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades

The new results were given to students at 12pm today.

# calculated-grades - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place

Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.

# calculated-grades - Saturday 3 October, 2020

6,100 students to get text message this evening upgrading their LC result

The results of the review were announced this evening by the Department of Education.

# calculated-grades - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Students mistakenly awarded higher grades may have 'squeezed out' others from college, Minister concedes

Education Minister Norma Foley has apologised to students again after errors in the calculated grades system were revealed.

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says

It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.

# calculated-grades - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Harris estimates 1,000 additional college places may be required to deal with calculated grade errors

When asked by in the Dáil earlier, Taoiseach Micheál Martin admitted that there had been two errors made in the Leaving Cert standardisation process.

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students

Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.

# calculated-grades - Monday 28 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students can now find out how their school ranked them against classmates

Students can also apply to sit the postponed exams in November.

# calculated-grades - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students at fee-paying south Dublin school launch High Court case against Government

Papers were filed on behalf of the students in the High Court yesterday.

Teachers' union says release of Calculated Grades rank order is a 'fundamental breach of trust'

The TUI also claimed that releasing the rank order will be “profoundly damaging to the student-teacher relationship”.

# calculated-grades - Monday 14 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students to see what grades their schools gave as appeals process opens today

Students have until 5pm on Wednesday to lodge an appeal.

# calculated-grades - Friday 11 September, 2020

The CAO points for 2020 have just been released. Find them all here

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

'We're forgotten about': Students carrying over results fear being overlooked as CAO offers due out

Ronan Cloney (20) Cloney has been trying to ensure fairness for deferred CAO applicants since May, when the exams were first cancelled.

# calculated-grades - Monday 7 September, 2020

One in five Higher Level grades reduced and a tweaking of the gender gap: How 'standardisation' changed teacher-estimated grades

10% of Leaving Cert Higher Level grades were reduced by up to 10 marks.

# calculated-grades - Sunday 6 September, 2020

The Leaving Cert: When are the results due, and what can we expect?

Leaving Cert calculated grade results are due to be released tomorrow morning at 9am.

# calculated-grades - Thursday 3 September, 2020

The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work

We take a look at how the calculated grades system will work.

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month

The student has made an application to the court to receive ‘calculated grades’.

Leaving Cert 2020: 17% of teacher-predicted grades reduced; 4% increased

The announcement was made at Government Buildings this afternoon.

# calculated-grades - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Postponed Leaving Certificate written exams will start on 16 November

These are for those who couldn’t get access to Calculated Grades, who opted for written exams, or who wish to appeal the Calculated Grade they received.

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Minister 'cannot guarantee' home-schooled teen will get Leaving Cert results by 12 September, court hears

The High Court last week quashed a decision to prevent Elijah Burke availing of the calculated grade system.

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

'I am ecstatic': A-level students share relief after u-turn on grading of exam results

Grades will now be based on teachers’ assessments rather than a controversial algorithm.

# calculated-grades - Thursday 13 August, 2020

Judgement reserved in action brought by home-schooled student over predictive grades process

The Minister for Education denies the student’s rights have been breached.

# calculated-grades - Wednesday 12 August, 2020

UK government announces last-minute changes to assessment of A-level and GCSE results

The Education Secretary said students will be able to use their results in mock tests to appeal if they are unhappy with their grades.

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 11 August, 2020

Scotland to withdraw almost 125,000 results downgraded under 'calculated grades' process

It emerged that the methodology disproportionately affected pupils from deprived backgrounds.

# calculated-grades - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Leaving Certificate results to be issued on 7 September, Department of Education confirms

It comes weeks later than the traditional August results day for the Leaving Cert exams.

# calculated-grades - Thursday 28 May, 2020

Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system

The deadline to register has been extended until midday tomorrow.

# calculated-grades - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system

That leaves around 13,000 Leaving Cert students who have not yet registered.

# calculated-grades - Tuesday 26 May, 2020

Over 33,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system

Students have until 10pm on Thursday 28 May to register.

# calculated-grades - Monday 25 May, 2020

Leaving Cert students urged to register for Calculated Grades system from tomorrow

Students have until Thursday to register.

# calculated-grades - Friday 22 May, 2020

'Extremely worrying': ASTI to discuss legal protection over Leaving Cert grading with government

The ASTI has said that teachers need to be fully protected if there is a legal challenge to calculated grades.

# calculated-grades - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'Unacceptable' and 'inappropriate' that teachers would be lobbied by parents and students

The main teachers’ union said it still has “a number of major concerns” with the new Leaving Cert plan.