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#Leaving Cert

# leaving-cert - Friday 29 April, 2022

Poll: Should there be a moratorium on reporting about the Leaving Cert while it's on?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should there be a moratorium on reporting about the Leaving Cert while it's on?

Apr 29th 2022, 10:11 AM 22,200 Views 28 Comments

The State Examinations Commission chief said that media coverage “undoubtedly” contributes to students’ stress during the exams.

# leaving-cert - 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 12,071 Views 3 Comments

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

Major revamp to Leaving Cert planned as fifth year students to sit some exams starting in 2024
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Major revamp to Leaving Cert planned as fifth year students to sit some exams starting in 2024

Mar 29th 2022, 1:40 PM 38,875 Views 31 Comments

There will also be two new subjects introduced: Drama, Film and Theatre Studies and Climate Action and Sustainable Development.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 3 February, 2022

Leaving and Junior Cert fees waived by Education Minister
# Leaving Cert 2022
# Leaving Cert 2022

Leaving and Junior Cert fees waived by Education Minister

Feb 3rd 2022, 12:44 PM 16,324 Views 19 Comments

Fees of €116 and €109 for the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert respectively will not have to be paid.

# leaving-cert - 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 49,551 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.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 26 January, 2022

Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022
# Hybrid Leaving Cert
# Hybrid Leaving Cert

Opinion: If government parties want future votes, they must listen to the Class of 2022

Jan 26th 2022, 7:00 PM 12,664 Views 11 Comments

Harry McCann says if the government ignores students’ calls for a change to the Leaving Cert, they risk alienating future voters.

# leaving-cert - Monday 24 January, 2022

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system
# International Day Of Education
# International Day Of Education

Opinion: Time to go back to the whiteboard and reimagine our education system

Jan 24th 2022, 7:00 PM 11,807 Views 4 Comments

Tanya Ward of the Children’s Rights Alliance argues that we need a more modern, dynamic approach to education in Ireland.

# leaving-cert - 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 18,660 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.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 18 January, 2022

Poll: Do you think there should be a 'hybrid' Leaving Cert this year?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think there should be a 'hybrid' Leaving Cert this year?

Jan 18th 2022, 9:37 AM 37,490 Views 37 Comments

Current plans will see a pre-pandemic Leaving Cert carried out this summer.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 11 January, 2022

Second-level students union says 'traditional' State exams can't go ahead
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Second-level students union says 'traditional' State exams can't go ahead

Jan 11th 2022, 11:36 AM 29,969 Views 42 Comments

Two teachers unions – the ASTI and the TUI – said speculation that State exams would not be held as usual was “unhelpful”.

# leaving-cert - Monday 10 January, 2022

Leaving Cert 2022: Teaching unions hit out at 'unhelpful' speculation about hybrid model
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2022: Teaching unions hit out at 'unhelpful' speculation about hybrid model

Jan 10th 2022, 3:53 PM 18,654 Views 16 Comments

Students had a choice last year whether to sit an exam or receive an accredited grade.

# leaving-cert - 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 20,359 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.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 9 November, 2021

'Traumatic' structure of the Leaving Cert 'can’t get any worse', says Ombudsman
# State Exams
# State Exams

'Traumatic' structure of the Leaving Cert 'can’t get any worse', says Ombudsman

Nov 9th 2021, 6:21 PM 22,103 Views 30 Comments

Children’s Ombudsman Dr Niall Muldoon said reforms can’t make things worse than they are.

# leaving-cert - 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 22,552 Views 0 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

Nearly 1,500 students receive first higher education offer in second CAO round
# College
# College

Nearly 1,500 students receive first higher education offer in second CAO round

Sep 20th 2021, 12:56 PM 15,618 Views 0 Comments

The CAO released its second round of offers to applicants this morning.

# leaving-cert - 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 58,475 Views 0 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - 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 15,836 Views 22 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - Thursday 9 September, 2021

Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?
# Broken System
# Broken System

Leaving Cert student: Is the 2021 CAO fiasco proof that the 'points race' has been run?

Updated Sep 9th 2021, 2:04 PM 46,393 Views 45 Comments

Luke Heffernan missed out on his dream course this year – he feels the ‘points race’ is redundant.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 8 September, 2021

Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’
# Points Race
# Points Race

Higher education minister questions if Leaving Cert is ‘right way to go’

Sep 8th 2021, 7:31 PM 16,884 Views 41 Comments

Simon Harris said the points race for third level places is ‘not the international norm’.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 7 September, 2021

Over 55,000 people offered place in CAO Round One - points rise in teaching, business and health
# Round One
# Round One

Over 55,000 people offered place in CAO Round One - points rise in teaching, business and health

Sep 7th 2021, 2:00 PM 38,765 Views 13 Comments
  • This afternoon’s Round One offers is official confirmation of whether students got their preferred course.
  • Round One offers must be accepted online by 3pm on Monday 13 September.
  • Four courses have now reached 625 points.
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 173,852 Views 8 Comments

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

# leaving-cert - 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 37,147 Views 39 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - Sunday 5 September, 2021

'Inevitable' that points for most courses will increase due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results
# Grade Inflation
# Grade Inflation

'Inevitable' that points for most courses will increase due to record-breaking Leaving Cert results

Sep 5th 2021, 4:24 PM 23,488 Views 19 Comments

The chair of the CAO says grade inflation seen in the last two years is ‘unfair’ to students who deferred college in 2019.

# leaving-cert - 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 63,230 Views 84 Comments

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

From Ancient Greek to Accounting: Leaving Cert results by numbers
# Results Day
# Results Day

From Ancient Greek to Accounting: Leaving Cert results by numbers

Sep 3rd 2021, 3:13 PM 20,166 Views 12 Comments

The results have been released, we take a look at the important numbers from today.

Leaving Cert: Here's when all the CAO offers will be released – and when they must be accepted
# What To Do Next
# What To Do Next

Leaving Cert: Here's when all the CAO offers will be released – and when they must be accepted

Sep 3rd 2021, 1:07 PM 20,083 Views 2 Comments

Round one offers will be released next Tuesday.

Leaving Cert: Top grades significantly higher on last year as students get their results
# Results Day
# Results Day

Leaving Cert: Top grades significantly higher on last year as students get their results

Sep 3rd 2021, 10:20 AM 37,095 Views 38 Comments

The largest jumps can be seen in the results for higher level subjects, including Irish, Maths and English.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 7 July, 2021

6,700 CAO applicants receive Round A offers today
# CAO Season
# CAO Season

6,700 CAO applicants receive Round A offers today

Jul 7th 2021, 12:08 PM 19,452 Views 2 Comments

Round A mainly concerns mature applicants, mature nursing/midwifery applicants, and people who deferred courses.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:40 PM 25,514 Views 6 Comments

Additional choice was incorporated in Junior and Leaving Cert exams this year and will again next year.

# leaving-cert - Monday 14 June, 2021

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly

Jun 14th 2021, 6:32 PM 22,915 Views 19 Comments

Concerns were raised today that some students did not receive fair treatment in the oral exams.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?

Jun 13th 2021, 10:00 PM 50,365 Views 38 Comments

This year’s Leaving Certificate exams kicked off this week.

# leaving-cert - 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 8,851 Views 13 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - 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 23,808 Views 39 Comments

This year’s exams kick off tomorrow.

Leaving Cert students praised for ‘resilience and goodwill’ ahead of exams
# One Day To Go
# One Day To Go

Leaving Cert students praised for ‘resilience and goodwill’ ahead of exams

Jun 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,788 Views 3 Comments

The written exams start on Wednesday and run until 29 June.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Face masks, pods and a two-metre rule: This is how the Leaving Cert exams will work this year
# Covid Precautions
# Covid Precautions

Face masks, pods and a two-metre rule: This is how the Leaving Cert exams will work this year

Jun 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,966 Views 11 Comments

While some students have opted for Accredited Grades, thousands will sit their Leaving Cert examinations this month.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 5 June, 2021

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak
# Limerick
# Limerick

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak

Jun 5th 2021, 1:13 PM 57,410 Views 28 Comments

Over the past fortnight there have been 800 confirmed cases in Limerick.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 27 May, 2021

Student seeks court order allowing him to sit Leaving Cert without having to wear a mask
# Mask Challenge
# Mask Challenge

Student seeks court order allowing him to sit Leaving Cert without having to wear a mask

May 27th 2021, 7:01 PM 30,446 Views 0 Comments

The student has brought the proceedings through his mother.

# 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 18,142 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 12,413 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 7,941 Views 0 Comments

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

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