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#Leaving Cert

# leaving-cert - Thursday 7 November, 2019

Students want overhaul of Leaving Cert course to avoid 'immense pressures' and rote learning

Research from ESRI shows students find the system produces a heavy workload and pressure to “cover the course”.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 18 September, 2019

Almost 3,000 Leaving Cert exam results upgraded during this year's appeals process

Appeal applications were made by 9,049 candidates against 16,965 individual results.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 17 September, 2019

Irish student wins €7,000 and shares top prize in EU Contest for Young Scientists

Adam Kelly says next up for him is the Leaving Cert.

# leaving-cert - Friday 30 August, 2019

There's been a huge increase in the number of Leaving Cert appeals

The increase comes after last year’s legal challenge.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 15 August, 2019

CAO round one offers are out - so what's next?

Thousands of students received offers for college places today.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

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

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

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers

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

Leaving Cert 2019: Here's how this year's class got on

Five people got top marks across the board.

# leaving-cert - Friday 14 June, 2019

A number of calls made to exams commission over 'muffled' sound during Leaving Cert French exam

One student said students resorted to guessing the answers on the exam.

# leaving-cert - Friday 31 May, 2019

Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules

Earlier this year, a student spoke on the radio about having to sit her Leaving Cert a day after her mother died.

Opinion: The Leaving Cert might not be perfect but it is fairer than many other systems

The university bribery scandal in the US shows how far some parents will go to secure their child’s college place, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers

It’s less two weeks until examinations begin.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams

The SEC said reports that some subjects would be marked using computers were ‘misleading’.

# leaving-cert - Friday 15 February, 2019

CAO offers will be out earlier this year after case of student who won High Court judicial review

The changes confirmed by the government come after Rebecca Carter secured a place at UCD following a High Court battle.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 14 February, 2019

The better a student does in Leaving Cert Maths and English, the more likely they are to finish college

Three-quarters of students complete their courses, with women more likely than men to finish.

# leaving-cert - Friday 8 February, 2019

From The42 16-year-old Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu completes move to Man City Hot Prospect

16-year-old Irish goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu completes move to Man City

The youngster had previously been on the books at Shamrock Rovers, who confirmed his departure today.

# leaving-cert - Friday 18 January, 2019

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died

Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.

# leaving-cert - Monday 7 January, 2019

Over three-quarters of students want continuous assessment for the Leaving Certificate

Despite this, just under 80% of principals, deputy principals and teachers do not believe that a teacher should correct their own students’ exams.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 19 December, 2018

Two days have been added to the Leaving Cert timetable

The two new days bring the total examination to 15 days in June.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 21 November, 2018

Court says students who posted video of classmate snorting sugar must be allowed back to school

The school said they had behaved in a manner that posed a serious threat to the school’s good order.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 1 November, 2018

Leaving Cert appeals process shortened by three weeks following Rebecca Carter case

Carter won a High Court judicial review case to have her amended results considered by the State Examinations Commission.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 10 October, 2018

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 9 October, 2018

UCD will admit students who secure Leaving Cert upgrades

The university has made the decision on an “exceptional basis” following the Rebecca Carter High Court ruling.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Case where Leaving Cert student lost out on college place 'cannot be repeated', judge says

Rebecca Carter received an official offer of her college place last week.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Student who missed out on college place because of examiner's mistake calls situation 'an utter disgrace'

Rebecca Carter has been denied a place studying veterinary medicine in UCD because the State Examinations Commission will not hear her appeal until October.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 20 September, 2018

Stephen Byrne: Why 9 years after ripping up my results, I went back to do the Leaving Cert...

The Leaving Cert is strange in the sense that it is something we all experience, and yet it’s something that we all seem to try to repress, writes the 2FM presenter.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 11 September, 2018

Teen claiming Leaving Cert marks were totted up incorrectly takes State exam board to High Court

The error could lose her a place on her chosen course in UCD, the court heard.

# leaving-cert - Monday 10 September, 2018

New subject changes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert get the go ahead

New specifications for Maths, Home Economics, History, Music and Geography are set to go live from this month for Junior Cert students.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 30 August, 2018

Complaint upheld over Ryanair ad that 'promoted excessive drinking'

Complainants thought the advert “encouraged drunken behaviour”.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 18 August, 2018

Got a question about the CAO? Let us put it to an expert

Join us for a special Facebook Live.

# leaving-cert - Friday 17 August, 2018

Leaving Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys in getting top marks

A gender breakdown of Wednesday’s results has been released.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 16 August, 2018

80 Leaving Cert results being withheld due to suspicions of cheating

The combined 80 total for the 2018 Leaving Cert compares to the combined 72 total last year.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

'I was really surprised and shocked' - Seven Leaving Cert students get eight H1s

Liam Mariga from Co Cork said he couldn’t believe he had got eight H1s when he opened his results this morning.

'The Leaving Cert doesn't define you. My life has completely turned around since this time last year'

A year on from her own Leaving Cert results of 200 points, Sadb Molloy is on her way to UCD.

From The Daily Edge 16 of the saltiest Leaving Cert tweets for results day Leaving Cert

16 of the saltiest Leaving Cert tweets for results day

It’s that time of year again.

Poll: Did your Leaving Cert results play a major role in your life? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Did your Leaving Cert results play a major role in your life?

Students around the country will be finding out their results this morning.

Leaving Cert results: Top marks drop across English, Irish and Maths

Here at the all important scores.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

From The Daily Edge 13 of the best (and worst) outfits people have worn while collecting their LC results over the last 35 years Lc 2018

13 of the best (and worst) outfits people have worn while collecting their LC results over the last 35 years

RTÉ Archives have been helping to document poor Irish fashion choices throughout the years.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 26 June, 2018

UK officially passes (to hoots of approval) its EU withdrawal bill - making Brexit a certainty Leaving Cert This post contains videos

UK officially passes (to hoots of approval) its EU withdrawal bill - making Brexit a certainty

Brexit day is now also enshrined in EU law as being 29 March 2019, at 11pm.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it

A tweet from Leo Varadkar featured on the first ever exam.

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