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#Leaving Certificate

# leaving-certificate - 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-certificate - Friday 22 May, 2020

'Extremely worrying': ASTI to discuss legal protection over Leaving Cert grading with government

The ASTI has said that teachers need to be fully protected if there is a legal challenge to calculated grades.

# leaving-certificate - Friday 8 May, 2020

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.

As it happened: Minister announces Leaving Cert exams cancelled, all students to receive 'calculated grades'

Speculation that the exams would be cancelled has been growing since reports last night.

# leaving-certificate - 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.

# leaving-certificate - 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-certificate - 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-certificate - Friday 1 May, 2020

Schools will not reopen until September but 'it's still the plan' for Leaving Cert students to get two weeks of classes

It is expected that the Leaving Certificate exams will still go ahead from 29 July.

# leaving-certificate - 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.

Majority of parents surveyed opposed to July/August start for Leaving Cert

29 July has been pencilled in as the most likely date by which the Leaving Cert would start.

# leaving-certificate - 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-certificate - Thursday 15 August, 2019

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

Thousands of students received offers for college places today.

# leaving-certificate - 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.

Q&A: Why are CAO offers earlier this year? CAO

Q&A: Why are CAO offers earlier this year?

The CAO timeline has changed quite drastically this year.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

More than 50,000 students to begin (slightly longer) Leaving Cert exam period with English paper I

The exams commission has introduced new measures to safeguard the wellbeing of Leaving Certificate students.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'They're anxious in ways they wouldn't have been 20 years ago': Teachers say Leaving Cert stress on the rise

As the Leaving Cert begins tomorrow, teachers and education experts are warning of growing anxiety among students.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 25 February, 2019

A senator wants students to get CAO points for sports and social action

“It would especially benefit children from public schools around the country and level the playing pitch for them.”

# leaving-certificate - 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-certificate - Thursday 17 January, 2019

Students 'pressured' by new Leaving Cert grade scheme as number sitting higher level exams rises

The Economic and Social Research has carried out an early analysis of the grading scheme.

# leaving-certificate - 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-certificate - Saturday 15 September, 2018

'I was completely panicking': Leaving Cert students at Dublin school taught wrong English text for two years Exclusive

The mistake was only discovered six days before the students started their exams this year.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 15 August, 2018

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-certificate - Thursday 2 August, 2018

CAO issues thousands of 'Round Zero' offers to prospective college students

A total of 4,738 offers have been issued today, before Round One offers are made to Leaving Certificate students on August 20.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Time is ticking - The CAO change-of-mind deadline is tomorrow

From 5.15pm tomorrow, applicants will no longer be able to change their preferences for the courses they would like to do.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 4 June, 2018

Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm

Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 26 April, 2018

From The Daily Edge 12 poets you haven't thought about since the Leaving Cert Poetry Day

12 poets you haven't thought about since the Leaving Cert

Remember the great Eavan Boland scandal of 2010?

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 4 January, 2018

'A digital revolution': Forty schools to offer Computer Science as Leaving Cert subject in September

The Department of Education aims to make the subject available to all schools by 2020.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 11 December, 2017

PE is set to become a Leaving Cert subject from next year

Education Minister Richard Bruton made the announcement today as part of an overall emphasis the government is putting on encouraging healthy lifestyles.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 27 November, 2017

Government aims to boost the number of girls doing maths and science in the Leaving Cert

The government wants the number of females taking up science, maths and engineering to increase by 40%.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 11 October, 2017

Over 1,400 Leaving Cert papers were given a better mark after student appeals

Honours English and Biology were easily the most appealed subjects in 2017.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 16 August, 2017

'Whatever your results today, there will be opportunities for you'

More people took Higher Level subjects this year, but the number of top marks is down.

The Leaving Cert results are out today - But here's why you won't be seeing any As, Bs or Cs this year

Don’t worry, it’s not because everyone failed.

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life spoke to four Leaving Cert students in the countdown to the results.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 5 June, 2017

Exam advice for parents: How to support your child during the Junior and Leaving Cert

From organisational support to breathing exercises, there’s plenty a parent can do to help.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers

The SEC said that it would have sufficient numbers in place and did not want to “cause alarm” with the appeal.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 9 June, 2016

'He's going to struggle': Teenager with learning disability denied Leaving Cert support

Hundreds of students each year are denied supports like readers and scribes and advocates say the SEC needs to widen eligibility criteria.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

No major surprises in English papers as the State exams kicked off today

The first exam for both sets of students this morning will be English paper 1.

# leaving-certificate - Friday 20 May, 2016

Student with dyslexia brings fresh High Court appeal to secure help for Leaving Cert exams

His previous application for a reader was refused before the supporting evidence was submitted.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 18 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge Students are celebrating the end of the Irish orals by setting their notes on fire Burn Baby Burn
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