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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
# Deadline Day
# Deadline Day

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

Jul 1st 2020, 6:00 AM 6,376 Views 0 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Jun 5th 2020, 7:30 AM 34,551 Views 52 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Jun 1st 2020, 7:00 AM 62,290 Views 18 Comments

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
# State Exam
# State Exam

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

May 29th 2020, 8:13 AM 20,381 Views 49 Comments

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
# Schools
# Schools

Over 98% of Leaving Cert students sign up for Calculated Grades system

May 28th 2020, 10:15 PM 21,461 Views 24 Comments

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
# State Exams
# State Exams

Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system

May 27th 2020, 2:32 PM 14,919 Views 9 Comments

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
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

Over 33,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system

Updated May 26th 2020, 6:40 PM 29,537 Views 33 Comments

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
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

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

May 25th 2020, 5:09 PM 23,933 Views 27 Comments

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
# Indemnity
# Indemnity

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

Updated May 22nd 2020, 5:32 PM 22,420 Views 59 Comments

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
# Predictive Grades
# Predictive Grades

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

May 21st 2020, 7:24 PM 42,074 Views 68 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

May 13th 2020, 4:37 PM 28,993 Views 81 Comments

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
# Joe McHugh
# Joe McHugh

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

May 10th 2020, 8:36 PM 42,932 Views 100 Comments

Schools and colleges have been shut since March.

'Unacceptable' and 'inappropriate' that teachers would be lobbied by parents and students
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'Unacceptable' and 'inappropriate' that teachers would be lobbied by parents and students

Updated May 10th 2020, 4:40 PM 61,957 Views 92 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

May 10th 2020, 10:52 AM 67,534 Views 113 Comments

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'
# State Exams
# State Exams

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

May 9th 2020, 4:10 PM 35,081 Views 36 Comments

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
# Closed Door Policy

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

May 9th 2020, 3:30 PM 40,760 Views 112 Comments

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
# State Exams
# State Exams

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

May 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 46,195 Views 78 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

Updated May 8th 2020, 6:16 PM 27,147 Views 79 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

May 8th 2020, 3:08 PM 87,797 Views 108 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

May 8th 2020, 10:30 AM 27,714 Views 52 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

May 8th 2020, 8:49 AM 45,963 Views 86 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Updated May 7th 2020, 10:45 PM 38,581 Views 114 Comments

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?
# Education
# Education

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

May 7th 2020, 3:54 PM 30,666 Views 44 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

May 6th 2020, 3:57 PM 17,657 Views 38 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

May 3rd 2020, 10:31 AM 197,033 Views 198 Comments

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
# State Exams
# State Exams

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

May 2nd 2020, 1:19 PM 36,954 Views 48 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 10:43 AM 43,553 Views 53 Comments

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
# State Exams
# State Exams

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

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:20 AM 39,177 Views 52 Comments

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
# Education Minister
# Education Minister

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

Apr 21st 2020, 11:32 PM 25,704 Views 57 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

'We are the Class of Covid-19. Let us prove ourselves.' One Leaving Cert student welcomes the chance to sit the exams

Apr 16th 2020, 7:00 AM 64,698 Views 21 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Apr 14th 2020, 6:55 PM 115,909 Views 84 Comments

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
# Niall Muldoon
# Niall Muldoon

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

Apr 9th 2020, 7:01 PM 32,176 Views 34 Comments

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
# State Exams
# State Exams

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

Apr 8th 2020, 1:33 PM 77,887 Views 101 Comments

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
# Exams
# Exams

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

Mar 19th 2020, 11:10 AM 149,608 Views 148 Comments

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

# leaving-cert - Thursday 5 March, 2020

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

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

Mar 5th 2020, 9:39 PM 9,927 Views 1 Comment

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
# ESRI
# ESRI

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

Nov 7th 2019, 6:15 AM 12,445 Views 27 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

Sep 18th 2019, 9:23 AM 13,621 Views 13 Comments

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
# Brains To Burn
# Brains To Burn

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

Sep 17th 2019, 4:46 PM 20,569 Views 16 Comments

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
# Last Chance Saloon
# Last Chance Saloon

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

Updated Aug 30th 2019, 11:00 AM 22,800 Views 39 Comments

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?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

Aug 15th 2019, 3:00 PM 18,350 Views 3 Comments

Thousands of students received offers for college places today.