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#Leaving Cert

# leaving-cert - Monday 16 November, 2020

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

Have your umbrella at the ready.

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

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

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

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

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

# leaving-cert - 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

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

Some students affected by Leaving Cert grade errors may have to defer college course, Foley says

It’s understood 800 to 900 students may have lost out on a college place due to the situation.

'There are penalties, absolutely': Minister says there are sanctions associated with Polymetrika calculated grade contract

The cost of the calculated grades system is €160,000.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 30 September, 2020

Harris estimates 1,000 additional college places may be required to deal with calculated grade errors

When asked by in the Dáil earlier, Taoiseach Micheál Martin admitted that there had been two errors made in the Leaving Cert standardisation process.

Explainer: What the Leaving Cert Calculated Grade errors mean for students

Around 6,500 students will now receive higher grades as a result.

Taoiseach told Varadkar and Ryan about Leaving Cert error six days after it was discovered

Education Miniser Norma Foley said that about 7,200 Leaving Cert grades have been affected by the errors in the Leaving Cert calculated grades system.

Leaving Cert: About 6,500 students set to receive higher grades after coding error

Two errors have been identified in the calculated grades system.

Two errors identified in Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system, about 6,000 students affected

Education Minister Norma Foley will make a comprehensive statement on the matter later today.

# leaving-cert - Monday 28 September, 2020

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

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

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 23 September, 2020

Teachers' union says release of Calculated Grades rank order is a 'fundamental breach of trust'

The TUI also claimed that releasing the rank order will be “profoundly damaging to the student-teacher relationship”.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 17 September, 2020

One in five students are appealing Leaving Cert calculated grades

This year’s appeals process is very different to the usual system.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

First High Court challenge to Leaving Cert calculated grade system

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

# leaving-cert - Monday 14 September, 2020

Leaving Cert students to see what grades their schools gave as appeals process opens today

Students have until 5pm on Wednesday to lodge an appeal.

# leaving-cert - Friday 11 September, 2020

Harris defends calculated grades and says it meant students in more disadvantaged schools didn't lose out

The Higher Education Minister faced questions about claims students in private schools had been unfairly marked down under the system.

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

Compare every course and institution with our dedicated site.

'We're forgotten about': Students carrying over results fear being overlooked as CAO offers due out

Ronan Cloney (20) Cloney has been trying to ensure fairness for deferred CAO applicants since May, when the exams were first cancelled.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 10 September, 2020

Dublin private school says its students were 'significantly penalised' by Leaving Cert calculated grades process

The Institute of Education wrote to the Taoiseach today claiming its students had been penalised by “the bias” within the process.

# leaving-cert - Monday 7 September, 2020

'A long year': Leaving Cert students commended as calculated grades released

Students were able to access their grades since 9am this morning.

One in five Higher Level grades reduced and a tweaking of the gender gap: How 'standardisation' changed teacher-estimated grades

10% of Leaving Cert Higher Level grades were reduced by up to 10 marks.

As it happened: The Leaving Cert are in - here's how students and schools responded to the news

Students around the country have been receiving their calculated grades since 9am.

Leaving Cert student: Waiting for today's results feels like an anti-climax

Poppy Kane is a sixth year pupil about to receive her Leaving Cert results like thousands of others today. She shares her thoughts on the last six months.

# leaving-cert - Friday 4 September, 2020

Simon Harris: 'We need to drop the snobby attitude that the only way to progress in life is to go to university'

With the Leaving Certificate results out on Monday, the minister said an apprenticeship is a great way to get the career you want.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 3 September, 2020

The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work

We take a look at how the calculated grades system will work.

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 1 September, 2020

Second home-schooled pupil 'unlikely' to have Leaving Cert results case heard in court this month

The student has made an application to the court to receive ‘calculated grades’.

Leaving Cert 2020: 17% of teacher-predicted grades reduced; 4% increased

The announcement was made at Government Buildings this afternoon.

# leaving-cert - Friday 28 August, 2020

Home-schooled student will get Leaving Cert grades on the same day as other students

The teen’s work will be assessed in the same manner by an independent teacher.

# leaving-cert - Thursday 27 August, 2020

Parents say lockdown had a negative impact on learning of students due to sit the Leaving Cert next year

The survey from the CSO gives an insight into parents concerns as the academic year begins.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Postponed Leaving Certificate written exams will start on 16 November

These are for those who couldn’t get access to Calculated Grades, who opted for written exams, or who wish to appeal the Calculated Grade they received.

# leaving-cert - Friday 21 August, 2020

School closures prompt changes to 2021 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams

The changes were announced this evening by the Department of Education.

# leaving-cert - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

Home-schooled student wins challenge against calculated grades system

Mayo student Elijah Burke brought the case against the Minister for Education in July.

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

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

# leaving-cert - Tuesday 18 August, 2020

Poll: Should a school's historical performance be used to help calculate a student's exam grades? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should a school's historical performance be used to help calculate a student's exam grades?

Leaving Certificate students will receive a predicted grade next month which will be subject to standardisation from the Department of Education.

# leaving-cert - Monday 17 August, 2020

'A victory for young people': UK government forced into u-turn over A-level grades

Boris Johnson, who is on holiday in Scotland, held crisis talks with the minister and senior officials this morning.

Grade inflation of 'more than 10%' expected in NI as students to receive highest predicted grades

Stormont Education minister Peter Weir abandoned plans to use centralised standardisation following an outcry from teachers, parents and pupils.

Northern Ireland GCSE students will now be awarded teachers' grades without standardisation

This comes after accusations of inequality over the calculated A-level results, which were issued to students last Thursday.

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