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#Leaving Certificate

# leaving-certificate - Monday 14 June, 2021

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Education minister says oral exam marking is still 'ongoing' after concerns students were treated unfairly

Jun 14th 2021, 6:32 PM 22,744 Views 19 Comments

Concerns were raised today that some students did not receive fair treatment in the oral exams.

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 13 June, 2021

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember Leaving Cert syllabus?

Jun 13th 2021, 10:00 PM 49,705 Views 38 Comments

This year’s Leaving Certificate exams kicked off this week.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 9 June, 2021

D-Day for some 55,000 students as Leaving Certificate exams get under way
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

D-Day for some 55,000 students as Leaving Certificate exams get under way

Jun 9th 2021, 6:00 AM 8,776 Views 13 Comments

While some students have opted for Accredited Grades, thousands will sit their exams over the coming weeks.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 8 June, 2021

Poll: Do you still have the 'Leaving Cert nightmare'?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you still have the 'Leaving Cert nightmare'?

Jun 8th 2021, 10:35 AM 23,574 Views 39 Comments

This year’s exams kick off tomorrow.

Leaving Cert students praised for ‘resilience and goodwill’ ahead of exams
# One Day To Go
# One Day To Go

Leaving Cert students praised for ‘resilience and goodwill’ ahead of exams

Jun 8th 2021, 6:30 AM 10,679 Views 3 Comments

The written exams start on Wednesday and run until 29 June.

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 6 June, 2021

Face masks, pods and a two-metre rule: This is how the Leaving Cert exams will work this year
# Covid Precautions
# Covid Precautions

Face masks, pods and a two-metre rule: This is how the Leaving Cert exams will work this year

Jun 6th 2021, 7:00 AM 15,839 Views 11 Comments

While some students have opted for Accredited Grades, thousands will sit their Leaving Cert examinations this month.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 5 June, 2021

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak
# Limerick
# Limerick

'Frustration' as Leaving Cert students in Limerick to miss written exams due to Covid outbreak

Jun 5th 2021, 1:13 PM 57,131 Views 28 Comments

Over the past fortnight there have been 800 confirmed cases in Limerick.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 2 June, 2021

Leaving Cert 2021: Results to be delayed until September for second year in a row
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Leaving Cert 2021: Results to be delayed until September for second year in a row

Jun 2nd 2021, 5:30 PM 19,449 Views 14 Comments
  • Students sitting this month's exams will receive their results on 3 September.
  • Results will be issued directly through the Candidate Self-Service Portal.
  • Sinn Féin has criticised the move claiming it will lead to an increase in stress for students.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 12 April, 2021

Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year
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# Gaeilge

Nearly 40% of Leaving Cert students have chosen not to sit the Irish exam this year

Apr 12th 2021, 12:37 PM 28,913 Views 29 Comments

Students can choose between sitting exams, receiving accredited grades, or both.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 25 March, 2021

Schools allocated supports to appoint aides to oversee Leaving Certificate admin for 50 days
# Leaving Cert 2021
# Leaving Cert 2021

Schools allocated supports to appoint aides to oversee Leaving Certificate admin for 50 days

Mar 25th 2021, 5:42 PM 13,704 Views 1 Comment

The aides’ role is to support the school in planning and running exams and accredited grades.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 20 March, 2021

Poll: Does the Leaving Certificate need to be completely reformed?
# Poll
# Poll

Poll: Does the Leaving Certificate need to be completely reformed?

Mar 20th 2021, 11:16 AM 49,349 Views 86 Comments

The higher education minister wants to see the system adapted to “do better by students”.

Reform needed on Leaving Certificate and CAO application, says higher education minister
# Third Level
# Third Level

Reform needed on Leaving Certificate and CAO application, says higher education minister

Mar 20th 2021, 10:52 AM 16,670 Views 9 Comments

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said he intends to “overhaul” the CAO application form next year.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 23 February, 2021

320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education
# Living With Covid
# Living With Covid

320,000 pupils to return to school from next week - the full plan for sending children back to education

Feb 23rd 2021, 6:28 PM 27,669 Views 36 Comments

Cabinet agreed to the phased re-opening of schools today.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 18 February, 2021

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain
# Exams
# Exams

Leaving Cert students say they are relieved with clarity and choice, but some issues remain

Feb 18th 2021, 2:05 PM 13,272 Views 5 Comments

“I trust my teachers, but I don’t trust the algorithm,” one student said.

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 14 February, 2021

Firm decision on Leaving Certificate may not be made this week
# Waiting Cert
# Waiting Cert

Firm decision on Leaving Certificate may not be made this week

Feb 14th 2021, 1:29 PM 18,534 Views 28 Comments

The Minister for Housing has said the government is not setting any “artificial” timeline on when an announcement can be expected.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

Jan 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 24,312 Views 38 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

# 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 30,942 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 16,311 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 16,779 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 10,474 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 47,219 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 38,150 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
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# 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 94,704 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 24,216 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 34,908 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 29,551 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 47,901 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 68,011 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 43,889 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 119,093 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 27,765 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 14,274 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 31,696 Views 69 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 23,890 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 21,466 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 17,622 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 87,813 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'
Live May 8th 2020, 2:17 PM

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

# 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 38,586 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 17,664 Views 38 Comments

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

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