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#Leaving Certificate

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 7 January, 2021

'I hate to have to say it but we are not expendable': Leaving Cert students dismayed at three-days-a-week plan
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'I hate to have to say it but we are not expendable': Leaving Cert students dismayed at three-days-a-week plan

Jan 7th 2021, 3:08 PM 30,747 Views 62 Comments

Students facing a return to school are worried about their health and the health of their loved ones with Covid-19 rampant in the community.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 16 November, 2020

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

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

Nov 16th 2020, 6:55 AM 16,289 Views 14 Comments

Candidates were given the option earlier this year to receive Calculated Grades and/or to sit written exams.

# leaving-certificate - Friday 16 October, 2020

18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades
# Review
# Review

18 students awarded higher marks after more than 12,000 appeals of Calculated Grades

Oct 16th 2020, 1:09 PM 16,764 Views 9 Comments

The new results were given to students at 12pm today.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 14 October, 2020

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Government confirms independent review of Calculated Grades process will take place

Oct 14th 2020, 2:32 PM 10,408 Views 14 Comments

Over 6,000 students received new grades following an error with the system.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 3 October, 2020

6,100 students to get text message this evening upgrading their LC result
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

6,100 students to get text message this evening upgrading their LC result

Updated Oct 3rd 2020, 6:30 PM 47,187 Views 34 Comments

The results of the review were announced this evening by the Department of Education.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 1 October, 2020

Students mistakenly awarded higher grades may have 'squeezed out' others from college, Minister concedes
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Students mistakenly awarded higher grades may have 'squeezed out' others from college, Minister concedes

Updated Oct 1st 2020, 10:30 PM 38,034 Views 24 Comments

Education Minister Norma Foley has apologised to students again after errors in the calculated grades system were revealed.

Leaving Cert: Polymetrika was paid €91,500 above agreed cost for work after daily rate kicked in at end of contract
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: Polymetrika was paid €91,500 above agreed cost for work after daily rate kicked in at end of contract

Oct 1st 2020, 8:06 PM 94,564 Views 73 Comments

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

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

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

Oct 1st 2020, 6:30 AM 24,162 Views 25 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - Monday 28 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 28th 2020, 9:23 AM 34,794 Views 26 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 16 September, 2020

First High Court challenge to Leaving Cert calculated grade system
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

First High Court challenge to Leaving Cert calculated grade system

Sep 16th 2020, 1:07 PM 29,466 Views 0 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - Friday 11 September, 2020

Over 50,000 people offered a place in first CAO round as points rise in health, business, teaching
# Round One
# Round One

Over 50,000 people offered a place in first CAO round as points rise in health, business, teaching

Sep 11th 2020, 2:09 PM 47,637 Views 17 Comments

This afternoon’s Round One offers is official confirmation of whether students got their preferred course.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 10 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 10th 2020, 8:22 PM 67,738 Views 50 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 6 September, 2020

The Leaving Cert: When are the results due, and what can we expect?
# Results Day
# Results Day

The Leaving Cert: When are the results due, and what can we expect?

Sep 6th 2020, 12:05 AM 43,521 Views 23 Comments

Leaving Cert calculated grade results are due to be released tomorrow morning at 9am.

# leaving-certificate - 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'
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

Sep 4th 2020, 5:49 PM 118,633 Views 88 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 3 September, 2020

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

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

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 27,720 Views 9 Comments

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

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 25 August, 2020

Minister 'cannot guarantee' home-schooled teen will get Leaving Cert results by 12 September, court hears
# Courts
# Courts

Minister 'cannot guarantee' home-schooled teen will get Leaving Cert results by 12 September, court hears

Aug 25th 2020, 4:31 PM 14,262 Views 0 Comments

The High Court last week quashed a decision to prevent Elijah Burke availing of the calculated grade system.

# leaving-certificate - Friday 17 July, 2020

Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'
# Results Day
# Results Day

Leaving Cert results date: ASTI criticises announcement but says 'at least there's now certainty'

Updated Jul 17th 2020, 11:27 AM 31,663 Views 67 Comments

The publication of this year’s results will not be available until 7 September.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 16 July, 2020

Leaving Certificate results to be issued on 7 September, Department of Education confirms
# Results Day
# Results Day

Leaving Certificate results to be issued on 7 September, Department of Education confirms

Jul 16th 2020, 8:08 PM 23,872 Views 40 Comments

It comes weeks later than the traditional August results day for the Leaving Cert exams.

# leaving-certificate - 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 21,453 Views 24 Comments

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
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

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

May 22nd 2020, 8:05 AM 17,607 Views 79 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

May 8th 2020, 3:08 PM 87,732 Views 108 Comments

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'
# Exams
# Exams

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

May 8th 2020, 2:17 PM 114,305 Views 93 Comments

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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Updated May 7th 2020, 10:45 PM 38,575 Views 114 Comments

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
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

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

May 6th 2020, 3:57 PM 17,652 Views 38 Comments

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
# State Exams
# State Exams

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

May 2nd 2020, 1:19 PM 36,860 Views 48 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

May 1st 2020, 7:25 PM 69,182 Views 127 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 10:43 AM 43,544 Views 53 Comments

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
# State Exams
# State Exams

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 8:51 AM 35,258 Views 40 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

Sep 18th 2019, 9:23 AM 13,595 Views 13 Comments

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?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

Aug 15th 2019, 3:00 PM 18,341 Views 3 Comments

Thousands of students received offers for college places today.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers
# Exams
# Exams

Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers

Aug 13th 2019, 11:54 AM 40,254 Views 20 Comments

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

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

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

Aug 13th 2019, 6:10 AM 17,251 Views 2 Comments

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
# We've All Been There
# We've All Been There

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

Jun 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,657 Views 8 Comments

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
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

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

Jun 4th 2019, 8:30 PM 29,906 Views 60 Comments

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
# Extra Curricular
# Extra Curricular

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

Feb 25th 2019, 6:15 AM 13,401 Views 19 Comments

“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
# Rebecca Carter
# Rebecca Carter

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

Feb 15th 2019, 10:19 PM 18,830 Views 8 Comments

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
# Education
# Education

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

Jan 17th 2019, 6:01 AM 10,679 Views 18 Comments

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
# Changes
# Changes

Two days have been added to the Leaving Cert timetable

Dec 19th 2018, 1:46 PM 39,384 Views 28 Comments

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
# Human Error
# Human Error

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

Sep 15th 2018, 12:05 AM 153,168 Views 101 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Aug 15th 2018, 9:30 AM 38,380 Views 93 Comments

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

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