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#Leaving Cert

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 24 March, 2021

Leaving Cert students will have to wear a mask during their oral exams
# The Masked Candidate
# The Masked Candidate

Leaving Cert students will have to wear a mask during their oral exams

Mar 24th 2021, 4:48 PM 18,023 Views 30 Comments

It was hoped that no masks would be worn.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 9 March, 2021

Students who canvas teachers for improved Leaving Cert grades may have results withheld
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Students who canvas teachers for improved Leaving Cert grades may have results withheld

Mar 9th 2021, 8:27 PM 12,353 Views 13 Comments

The heads of a Bill approved today will put this year’s exams and accredited grades system on a legal footing.

Portal for this year's Leaving Cert to open at noon tomorrow
# Decision Time
# Decision Time

Portal for this year's Leaving Cert to open at noon tomorrow

Mar 9th 2021, 5:26 PM 7,895 Views 0 Comments

Students can decide to sit the exams in person or receive calculated grades.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 2 March, 2021

High Court dismisses challenge to calculated grades system taken by Belvedere College student
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

High Court dismisses challenge to calculated grades system taken by Belvedere College student

Mar 2nd 2021, 4:17 PM 16,233 Views 0 Comments

The action is a test case from about 50 other challenges by other Leaving Cert students.

# leaving-cert - 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 13,135 Views 5 Comments

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

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying
# Canvassing
# Canvassing

Leaving Cert: Exam timetable released as parents could face 'sanctions' for lobbying

Updated Feb 18th 2021, 12:35 PM 58,589 Views 50 Comments
  • Timetable to begin from Wednesday 9 June
  • Sanctions for grade lobbying could include barring students form exams
  • Reopening of schools likely to begin with LC students and young children

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 10:13 PM 66,637 Views 41 Comments

The proposals follow intense discussions between the department and teaching unions.

Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 7:25 PM 32,336 Views 48 Comments

Minister for Education Norma Foley briefed teaching unions on the plans this afternoon.

As it happened: Latest developments as Leaving Cert 2021 plan announced by minister
# State Exams
# State Exams

As it happened: Latest developments as Leaving Cert 2021 plan announced by minister

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 6:47 PM 75,317 Views 98 Comments
  • Leaving Cert students are to be given the option not to sit exams and instead apply for calculated grades
  • Oral and practical elements of the Leaving Certificate will also go ahead
  • The Junior Certificate has been cancelled

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 16 February, 2021

Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot
# Cabinet
# Cabinet

Gardaí to be given powers to seize scramblers and quad bikes on the spot

Updated Feb 16th 2021, 2:15 PM 48,621 Views 64 Comments

The HSE found that 62 people were injured last year in accidents involving off-road vehicles like scrambler bikes.

# leaving-cert - Monday 15 February, 2021

Leaving Cert talks to continue this evening after a day of 'intense' negotiations
# 2021
# 2021

Leaving Cert talks to continue this evening after a day of 'intense' negotiations

Updated Feb 15th 2021, 7:02 PM 26,706 Views 33 Comments

The ASTI has said the minister has agreed to work on the union’s concerns.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 14 February, 2021

'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents
# Education
# Education

'It is getting tougher': The toll home schooling is having on students and parents

Feb 14th 2021, 12:05 AM 62,917 Views 158 Comments

“I don’t know how I can show my face in the school again. Everyone has been pitted against each other,” one parent said.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 13 February, 2021

Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert
# Education
# Education

Minister welcomes move by ASTI to rejoin talks on Leaving Cert

Updated Feb 13th 2021, 2:53 PM 21,550 Views 77 Comments

The ASTI said that its concerns had been addressed by Minister for Education Norma Foley.

# leaving-cert - Friday 12 February, 2021

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

ASTI has 'constructive engagement' with Department over Leaving Cert impasse

Updated Feb 12th 2021, 4:40 PM 46,801 Views 161 Comments
  • ASTI to attend fresh talks with Education Minister this afternoon
  • Harris says there is more time this year to find solution
  • 'Significant increase' in on-site attendance possible at third-level from September
Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?
# State Exams
# State Exams

Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?

Feb 12th 2021, 12:48 PM 12,328 Views 40 Comments

It’s been a chaotic 24 hours.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 11 February, 2021

Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks
# Education
# Education

Minister Foley 'taken aback' after ASTI pulls out of Leaving Cert planning talks

Updated Feb 11th 2021, 9:02 PM 54,710 Views 181 Comments

The union has said that the plans from the department would not provide a “meaningful Leaving Certificate” for students.

# leaving-cert - Friday 5 February, 2021

Leaving Cert: Government 'actively planning' for exams with alternative option to be available for students, says Minister
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert: Government 'actively planning' for exams with alternative option to be available for students, says Minister

Updated Feb 5th 2021, 5:31 PM 59,946 Views 94 Comments
  • Two plans required 'due to the nature of the pandemic'
  • Option will not be the same as last year's calculated grades system
  • Unions accept offer to discuss plans
  • Discussion on Junior Cert examinations is ongoing

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 3 February, 2021

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be given the option of sitting the exams or taking calculated grades?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be given the option of sitting the exams or taking calculated grades?

Feb 3rd 2021, 9:05 AM 72,010 Views 65 Comments

It’ll be next week at the earliest until we know what is planned for this year’s Leaving Cert exams.

# leaving-cert - 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 36,208 Views 46 Comments

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

Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today
# State Exams
# State Exams

Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:28 AM 19,966 Views 11 Comments

Of the 4,925 grades being sent to students today, 40% were higher than their Calculated Grade results.

State has paid over €200,000 to Polymetrika for work on last year's Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

State has paid over €200,000 to Polymetrika for work on last year's Leaving Cert

Feb 2nd 2021, 6:30 AM 12,398 Views 13 Comments

This work includes the ‘standardisation’ algorithm that had two flawed lines of code resulting in 7,200 students receiving the wrong grades.

# leaving-cert - Monday 1 February, 2021

Leaving Cert plans could be revealed as early as tomorrow as various options being explored
# Education
# Education

Leaving Cert plans could be revealed as early as tomorrow as various options being explored

Updated Feb 1st 2021, 1:55 PM 27,151 Views 58 Comments

Schools have remained closed since the Christmas break.

# leaving-cert - Friday 29 January, 2021

Quiz: How much can you remember about the Leaving Cert English poetry syllabus?
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

Quiz: How much can you remember about the Leaving Cert English poetry syllabus?

Jan 29th 2021, 9:30 PM 55,817 Views 30 Comments

“Two roads diverged in a yellow wood…”

# leaving-cert - 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 24,268 Views 38 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - Friday 22 January, 2021

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group

Jan 22nd 2021, 3:42 PM 16,552 Views 19 Comments

A survey found that most Leaving Cert students wanted a choice between Calculated Grades or in-person exams.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades

Jan 20th 2021, 2:40 PM 27,539 Views 29 Comments

73% of second-level students said they feel either very unsafe or unsafe at schools reopening.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 14 January, 2021

Leaving Cert exams to have 'additional choice' but will not change in length
# Pencils Down
# Pencils Down

Leaving Cert exams to have 'additional choice' but will not change in length

Updated Jan 14th 2021, 2:43 PM 39,461 Views 35 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley said this afternoon that the changes will ‘play to students’ strengths’.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 10 January, 2021

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be vaccinated so they can sit their exams?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be vaccinated so they can sit their exams?

Jan 10th 2021, 10:54 AM 119,462 Views 118 Comments

There are 61,000 Leaving Cert students, and they would need to be vaccinated before June to sit their State exams.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 9 January, 2021

Poll: Should the written Leaving Cert go ahead as normal this year?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Should the written Leaving Cert go ahead as normal this year?

Jan 9th 2021, 10:29 AM 72,983 Views 76 Comments

Calculated Grades replaced traditional exams last year, and didn’t go smoothly.

# leaving-cert - Friday 8 January, 2021

TV and radio resources for remote learning students across TG4 and RTE
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

TV and radio resources for remote learning students across TG4 and RTE

Jan 8th 2021, 4:53 PM 12,637 Views 6 Comments

Programming and online resources have been expanded by the State Broadcaster to help students through level 5.

Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June
# Teachers' Unions
# Teachers' Unions

Unions and Education Minister agree the 'established' Leaving Cert must take place in June

Updated Jan 8th 2021, 2:45 PM 44,273 Views 116 Comments

Meanwhile, the decision not to allow in-school learning for children with special needs has been called “devastating”.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 7 January, 2021

Leaving Cert students to move to remote learning after government u-turn
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert students to move to remote learning after government u-turn

Updated Jan 7th 2021, 9:05 PM 79,267 Views 204 Comments

The ASTI had told its members not cooperate with government plans to bring students in for three days a week.

'I hate to have to say it but we are not expendable': Leaving Cert students dismayed at three-days-a-week plan
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I hate to have to say it but we are not expendable': Leaving Cert students dismayed at three-days-a-week plan

Jan 7th 2021, 3:08 PM 30,910 Views 62 Comments

Students facing a return to school are worried about their health and the health of their loved ones with Covid-19 rampant in the community.

Poll: Do you agree with having Leaving Cert students back in school three days a week?
# What Do You Think
# What Do You Think

Poll: Do you agree with having Leaving Cert students back in school three days a week?

Jan 7th 2021, 10:55 AM 85,219 Views 72 Comments

Teachers have expressed concern that they were not consulted about having Leaving Cert students return to the schools.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 8 December, 2020

High Court test case against Leaving Cert calculated grades hears minister 'jettisoned' her commitments
# Norma Foley
# Norma Foley

High Court test case against Leaving Cert calculated grades hears minister 'jettisoned' her commitments

Dec 8th 2020, 6:48 PM 22,336 Views 0 Comments

The hearing before Mr Justice Charles Meenan is expected to last for two weeks.

# leaving-cert - Monday 16 November, 2020

Persistent rain and unsettled conditions on the way (not the usual Leaving Cert weather, eh?)
# Lashing
# Lashing

Persistent rain and unsettled conditions on the way (not the usual Leaving Cert weather, eh?)

Nov 16th 2020, 2:01 PM 14,251 Views 4 Comments

Have your umbrella at the ready.

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 16,306 Views 14 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm

Nov 10th 2020, 6:48 PM 31,896 Views 20 Comments

Dalton Tattan, assistant secretary at the Department of Education said the pressure they were under was ‘extreme’.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 8 October, 2020

Students hit by calculated grades error have been offered college places
# College Places
# College Places

Students hit by calculated grades error have been offered college places

Oct 8th 2020, 2:52 PM 26,817 Views 17 Comments

The CAO has offered places to 424 Leaving Cert students who missed out due to the error.

# leaving-cert - Monday 5 October, 2020

Leaving Cert students affected by calculated grades error to be included in Round 4 CAO offers
# CAO
# CAO

Leaving Cert students affected by calculated grades error to be included in Round 4 CAO offers

Oct 5th 2020, 5:38 PM 17,677 Views 4 Comments

Over 6,000 students received improved grades following the discovery of last weeks error in the calculated grades

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