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#Exams

# exams - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Delay in issuing Leaving Cert results 'will cause huge levels of additional stress and worry'
# Exams
# Exams

Delay in issuing Leaving Cert results 'will cause huge levels of additional stress and worry'

Updated Jun 23rd 2022, 3:40 PM 21,181 Views 28 Comments

The Leaving Cert exam results will be issued on 2 September.

# exams - Tuesday 7 June, 2022

Ireland's oft-overlooked man of the match revels in starring role
# Take A Bow
From The42
# Take A Bow

Ireland's oft-overlooked man of the match revels in starring role

Jun 7th 2022, 1:00 PM 8,412 Views 0 Comments

Liam Kerrigan made a big impact on just his second U21s cap, scoring in the win over Montenegro.

# exams - Tuesday 29 March, 2022

Explainer: What changes are being made to the Leaving Certificate?
# Explainer
# Explainer

Explainer: What changes are being made to the Leaving Certificate?

Mar 29th 2022, 3:38 PM 13,461 Views 3 Comments

Major reforms to the Leaving Cert are to be brought in beginning in 2023.

# exams - Tuesday 1 February, 2022

Leaving Cert to go ahead on exams-only basis this year as minister rules out accredited grades
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert to go ahead on exams-only basis this year as minister rules out accredited grades

Updated Feb 1st 2022, 2:00 PM 49,608 Views 65 Comments
  • The Minister for Education said that there would be additional choices within the exams.
  • She added that grades would be standardised against grades in 2021, to avoid issues with grade inflation.
  • The Junior Cert exams are also set to go ahead later this year.

# exams - Saturday 22 January, 2022

Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Universities body prefers a return to 'normalised grading' for Leaving Cert

Jan 22nd 2022, 2:36 PM 18,688 Views 25 Comments

A survey released by the Irish Second-Level Students’ Union this week showed 68% of students want a ‘hybrid-model’ Leaving Cert.

# exams - Monday 20 December, 2021

Leaving Cert oral exams and practical music exams to be deferred until Easter break
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert oral exams and practical music exams to be deferred until Easter break

Dec 20th 2021, 5:15 PM 20,407 Views 3 Comments

It was decided that the exams will take place outside of school time over the first week of the school Easter holidays.

# exams - Monday 20 September, 2021

The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here
# Points Race
# Points Race

The second round of CAO offers are out - and they're all right here

Sep 20th 2021, 4:30 PM 22,659 Views 0 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

# exams - Wednesday 15 September, 2021

45 students suspected of cheating in Leaving Cert exams have results provisionally withheld
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

45 students suspected of cheating in Leaving Cert exams have results provisionally withheld

Sep 15th 2021, 5:48 PM 59,634 Views 0 Comments

The decision to withhold a result or marks is open to appeal.

# exams - Friday 10 September, 2021

Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?
# Leaving Cert 2021
# Leaving Cert 2021

Opinion: If the way we live and work after Covid can be reformed, why not education too?

Updated Sep 10th 2021, 10:15 AM 15,849 Views 22 Comments

It’s an ideal time to reform the Irish educational system, writes Emma DeSouza.

# exams - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

The CAO points for 2021 have just been released. Find them all here
# Exams
# Exams

The CAO points for 2021 have just been released. Find them all here

Updated Sep 7th 2021, 2:00 PM 174,180 Views 8 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

# exams - Monday 6 September, 2021

Poll: Did you get the points you wanted when you did the Leaving Cert?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Did you get the points you wanted when you did the Leaving Cert?

Sep 6th 2021, 9:10 AM 37,159 Views 39 Comments

Leaving Cert results came out for the class of 2021 last week.

# exams - Friday 3 September, 2021

Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

Simon Harris: It's time to end the Leaving Cert points race in Ireland

Updated Sep 3rd 2021, 4:30 PM 63,266 Views 84 Comments

The Minister for Further and Higher Education says the Leaving Cert is not the only avenue to an education.

# exams - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

D-Day for some 55,000 students as Leaving Certificate exams get under way
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

D-Day for some 55,000 students as Leaving Certificate exams get under way

Jun 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,860 Views 13 Comments

While some students have opted for Accredited Grades, thousands will sit their exams over the coming weeks.

# exams - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Poll: Do you still have the 'Leaving Cert nightmare'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you still have the 'Leaving Cert nightmare'?

Jun 8th 2021, 10:35 AM 23,869 Views 39 Comments

This year’s exams kick off tomorrow.

# exams - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain
# Exams
# Exams

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain

Feb 18th 2021, 2:05 PM 13,353 Views 5 Comments

“I trust my teachers, but I don’t trust the algorithm,” one student said.

# exams - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams
# Waiting Game
# Waiting Game

Leaving Cert decision pushed back as opposition lines up against holding of traditional exams

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:40 PM 36,272 Views 46 Comments

The Advisory Group tasked with plotting a course for the examinations met again today.

# exams - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

Jan 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 24,376 Views 38 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

# exams - Wednesday 6 January, 2021

Northern Ireland cancels GCSE and A-level exams due to Covid-19
# Stormont
# Stormont

Northern Ireland cancels GCSE and A-level exams due to Covid-19

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 2:45 PM 14,075 Views 8 Comments

It comes amid stricter lockdown measures to stop a rise in transmission of coronavirus and prevent hospitals from being overwhelmed by new cases.

Teacher assessments to replace GCSE and A-level exams in England this summer
# Examination
# Examination

Teacher assessments to replace GCSE and A-level exams in England this summer

Updated Jan 6th 2021, 2:03 PM 18,242 Views 21 Comments

England’s Education Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed the exams would be cancelled.

# exams - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

All school exams in Scotland next year have been cancelled
# Exam Time
# Exam Time

All school exams in Scotland next year have been cancelled

Dec 8th 2020, 5:57 PM 29,618 Views 16 Comments

The Education Minister said he wouldn’t stake pupils’ futures “on a lottery of whether their school was hit by Covid”.

# exams - Monday 16 November, 2020

Almost 2,600 students to sit postponed Leaving Cert exams from today
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Almost 2,600 students to sit postponed Leaving Cert exams from today

Nov 16th 2020, 6:55 AM 16,330 Views 14 Comments

Candidates were given the option earlier this year to receive Calculated Grades and/or to sit written exams.

# exams - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Leaving Cert: Polymetrika was paid €91,500 above agreed cost for work after daily rate kicked in at end of contract
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: Polymetrika was paid €91,500 above agreed cost for work after daily rate kicked in at end of contract

Oct 1st 2020, 8:06 PM 94,776 Views 73 Comments

To date, €163,000 has been paid to Polymetrika for the calculated grades system.

# exams - Monday 28 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 28th 2020, 9:23 AM 34,982 Views 26 Comments

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

# exams - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

First High Court challenge to Leaving Cert calculated grade system
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

First High Court challenge to Leaving Cert calculated grade system

Sep 16th 2020, 1:07 PM 29,605 Views 0 Comments

The action is being taken by a student who missed out on a place to study medicine at Trinity College by two points.

# exams - Friday 11 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 11th 2020, 1:55 PM 257,878 Views 54 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

# exams - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it
# Explainer
# Explainer

A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it

Aug 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,021 Views 26 Comments

Here is the thought process behind the Plan C for the Leaving Cert, the appeal process, and where it could all go wrong.

# exams - Saturday 15 August, 2020

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

Aug 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,962 Views 11 Comments

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

# exams - Monday 10 August, 2020

'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results
# Scotland
# Scotland

'We did not get this right': Sturgeon apologises to pupils over downgraded exam results

Aug 10th 2020, 5:32 PM 33,255 Views 11 Comments

Pass rates for pupils in the most deprived data zones were reduced by 15.2% – for pupils from the most affluent backgrounds the reduction was 6.9%.

# exams - Saturday 23 May, 2020

View from a teacher: So far we’ve been putting out fires, but it's time for proper solutions
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

View from a teacher: So far we’ve been putting out fires, but it's time for proper solutions

May 23rd 2020, 7:30 AM 28,494 Views 81 Comments

One secondary school teacher says now is also an opportunity to reimagine a new way of educating Irish students.

# exams - Friday 8 May, 2020

Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: Here are the details of the new plan announced by the government

May 8th 2020, 3:08 PM 87,909 Views 108 Comments

Teachers will provide an estimate of the percentage mark each student is likely to have achieved.

As it happened: Minister announces Leaving Cert exams cancelled, all students to receive 'calculated grades'
Live May 8th 2020, 2:17 PM

As it happened: Minister announces Leaving Cert exams cancelled, all students to receive 'calculated grades'

Poll: Do you think the current plan for the Leaving Cert is fair?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the current plan for the Leaving Cert is fair?

May 8th 2020, 8:49 AM 45,975 Views 86 Comments

We’re expecting confirmation of what is planned for the Leaving Cert after 3pm today.

# exams - Thursday 7 May, 2020

Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

Memo being brought to Cabinet as speculation about Leaving Cert cancellation mounts

Updated May 7th 2020, 10:45 PM 38,655 Views 115 Comments

However, concerns have been raised about the legality of predicted grades.

# exams - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans

May 6th 2020, 3:57 PM 17,676 Views 38 Comments

Most students want the exams to be cancelled, according to a new survey.

# exams - Thursday 16 April, 2020

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams

Apr 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 64,810 Views 23 Comments

Poppy Kane says despite the challenges, many students believe the exams give them a sense of control in an uncertain time.

# exams - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled - all students to get full marks
# Exams
# Exams

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled - all students to get full marks

Mar 19th 2020, 11:10 AM 149,772 Views 148 Comments

The decision was announced this morning by the Department of Education.

# exams - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Junior Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys across most subjects
# Gender Breakdown
# Gender Breakdown

Junior Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys across most subjects

Oct 8th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,733 Views 19 Comments

The data shows girls received more A grades than boys in most subjects.

# exams - Friday 4 October, 2019

64,300 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on
# Results Are In
# Results Are In

64,300 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on

Oct 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 44,127 Views 20 Comments

Nineteen students secured 11 higher/common-level A grades and distinctions this year.

# exams - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams
# Cheat Shot
# Cheat Shot

71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams

Aug 14th 2019, 5:45 PM 72,581 Views 27 Comments

Those suspected of cheating represent a tiny proportion of the 57,000 students who sat the exams this year.

# exams - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers
# Exams
# Exams

Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers

Aug 13th 2019, 11:54 AM 40,375 Views 20 Comments

Everyone has got their results, so here are the most important statistics from today.

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