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#Leaving Cert

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 1 July, 2020

Last chance for students to alter applications as CAO change-of-mind option closes today

CAO points, which are based on Leaving Cert grades, determine what college courses are offered to students.

# leaving-cert - Friday 5 June, 2020

Professor Sam McConkey: The reality is it could be November before schools are back in full

But Professor McConkey says if we went for a trial return this month, schools could be up and running by September.

# leaving-cert - Monday 1 June, 2020

A tribute to the Class of 2020: How one group of teachers marked the end of school for sixth years

As schools end an academic year in the Covid-19 pandemic, a group of secondary teachers in Tallaght had to pay tribute to their students.

# leaving-cert - Friday 29 May, 2020

Schools to only partially return in September if 2m-rule in force, Education Minister says

Education Minister Joe McHugh said he was against this partial return, and would “move mountains” for students.

# leaving-cert - 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.

# leaving-cert - 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.

# leaving-cert - 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.

# leaving-cert - Monday 25 May, 2020

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

Students have until Thursday to register.

# leaving-cert - Friday 22 May, 2020

ASTI changes tack and is now advising its members to comply with the Leaving Cert calculated grades system

Education Minister Joe McHugh has welcomed the development.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 21 May, 2020

Teachers union urges members not to engage with Leaving Cert grading system

The guidance was published by the Department of Education this evening.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 13 May, 2020

'That is a disgrace': Row erupts over claims 'school profiling' will discriminate against some students

Education Minister Joe McHugh defended the decision to cancel this year’s Leaving Certificate.

# leaving-cert - Sunday 10 May, 2020

'Too early' to say how schools will be able to re-open in September, says education minister

Schools and colleges have been shut since March.

'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.

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams?

The main teachers’ union the ASTI called for that measure today.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Here's the score: What we know about marks, grades and appeals in the Leaving Cert 'Plan C'

There has been a lot of concerns about bright students in schools with poor Leaving Cert track records suffering under these rules.

Teachers' Union calls for 'sanction' of parents who lobby teachers over child's Leaving Cert grade Closed Door Policy This post contains a poll

Teachers' Union calls for 'sanction' of parents who lobby teachers over child's Leaving Cert grade

TUI general secretary John McGabhann said this could take the form of a “public record” of any lobbying that took place.

Why was the 29 July date cancelled? When will results be out? Questions about the new Leaving Cert plan answered

Here’s the detail and practicalities of what’s been decided.

# leaving-cert - Friday 8 May, 2020

'It's not a perfect solution': The government's u-turn on holding Leaving Certificate exams

Last month the Education Minister was adamant that the exams would go ahead in late July.

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

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

Cabinet decision about Leaving Cert exams to be announced this afternoon, Taoiseach confirms

Leo Varadkar spoke to Pat Kenny on Newstalk this morning.

Poll: Do you think the current plan for the Leaving Cert is fair? Your Say This post contains a poll

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

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

# leaving-cert - Thursday 7 May, 2020

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

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

Explainer: What are the options for this year's Leaving Cert, and why is it so complicated?

There’s a growing feeling among parents and students that the Leaving Cert should be cancelled.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

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

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

# leaving-cert - Sunday 3 May, 2020

Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert should be cancelled this year? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert should be cancelled this year?

The sit-down exams are expected to start on 29 July.

# leaving-cert - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert

The party’s education spokesperson says the uncertainty is causing stress for students and parents.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Poll: Do you agree with the delay of the Leaving Cert exams? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you agree with the delay of the Leaving Cert exams?

71% of parents in one survey were not in favour of deferring the exams to July/August.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

'It's not realistic or viable' to hold Leaving Cert practical exams in current timeframe

Students with oral exams and music practicals have been awarded full marks – but other practical exams are to still go ahead.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 21 April, 2020

Leaving Cert exams most likely to start on 29 July, Joe McHugh says

McHugh said that if there is a Plan B for the Leaving Cert, it will be made during the first week in June.

# leaving-cert - 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

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

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

'We're not the ones making that decision': Tony Holohan refuses to be drawn on whether Leaving Cert will happen

The Leaving Cert has been postponed from its usual June period to late July or early August.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Children's ombudsman calls on government to clarify plans for Junior and Leaving Cert exams

Schools across the country remain closed ahead of this year’s exams in June.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to meet on Friday.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 19 March, 2020

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

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

# leaving-cert - Thursday 5 March, 2020

From The42 The life of a League-of-Ireland-player-turned-dog-groomer Changes

The life of a League-of-Ireland-player-turned-dog-groomer

Ryan Connolly on his return to football with Finn Harps, after taking a year out.

# 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.

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