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#Leaving Certificate

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 19 July, 2015

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Students with special needs being denied supports "days before exams"

The number of students having applications for readers turned down has been increasing since 2012.

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 31 May, 2015

What did a Leaving Cert exam paper look like 80 years ago?

We got our hands on the 1935 home economics exam to see how it compares to more recent papers.

QUIZ: How well do you remember King Lear?

The Leaving Cert starts this week – do you remember much from your studies?

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 2 May, 2015

The Leaving Cert is not as predictable as people think...

And trying to predict what’s coming up will ultimately backfire, according to a report.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 27 April, 2015

Leaving Cert shake-up could make it easier to pass higher level exams

The revisions could impact on students sitting the 2017 exams.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 13 January, 2015

Opinion: The CAO process can be daunting, so bear these tips in mind...

It’s an important step towards securing their college and course of choice, so give it the time it needs.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 25 August, 2014

Opinion: Will the push to encourage more science and technology graduates be worth it?

There has been a series of initiatives put in place to encourage interest in STEM subjects for school leavers; will the effort be rewarded with good jobs?

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 23 August, 2014

Opinion: 10 things you can do if you didn't get that college place you wanted

It may not seem so right now, but the world is your oyster…

# leaving-certificate - Monday 18 August, 2014

Points hike for science, tech and construction courses

UCD architecture saw one of the biggest points increase, rising by 25 points to 490.

# leaving-certificate - Sunday 17 August, 2014

Looking for the CAO points? Stick with us - we'll have them right here from 6am

We’ll have all the points from every third-level institution, plus all the information you need to know.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 16 August, 2014

The Mooney Show, Knock, and polygamy: The week in numbers

Plus: What subject had the highest failure rate in the Leaving Certificate?

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 14 August, 2014

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should bonus points be awarded for Leaving Cert science subjects?

And would it help stem the skills shortages in the tech and sciences industry?

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results

Which subject had the highest failure rate? Which one had the most amount of As?

Enterprise culture "lacking" in Irish schools

ISME says students are encouraged to look for a job, not start a business.

Calls for students to study career-relevant subjects

The American Chamber of Commerce supports the proposal that more points be given to students who study career or university relevant subjects.

Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here's some useful advice

“Regardless of what results lie in that envelope, remember all the dedication and hard work you put in”.

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

It’s all about the Maths results.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 11 August, 2014

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?

Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 29 July, 2014

These are the main differences between men and women in Irish society

Irish women are also the most fertile in Europe, a new report notes, while men are more likely to be imprisoned.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 17 June, 2014

Opinion: The CAO system can clearly be gamed, and it's perpetuating disadvantage

We believe university places should be awarded to students based on the ranking they achieved within their school, not their national ranking.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 10 June, 2014

Leaving Cert students asked question on horsemeat scandal

They were also asked about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a question which may have thrown students as it is not a compulsory disorder on the syllabus.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 9 June, 2014

The recession is popping up a lot on Leaving Cert papers this year

First they were asked to analyse budgets for families on the dole, now it’s essays on poverty and calculating youth unemployment rates.

From The Daily Edge This Leaving Cert student is Snapchatting his hilarious exam conversations with Jesus Divine Intervention

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 7 June, 2014

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams

How many A4 pages will be used? How many people set the tests? How many subjects are being examined? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

# leaving-certificate - Friday 6 June, 2014

This question on the Ordinary Level Maths paper today was 'ridiculously simple'

A shopkeeper bought 25 school blazers at €30 each and 25 trousers at €20 each. How much did they spend?

Justin Bieber's name was spelled wrong on the Leaving Cert English Paper 1

It’s “I before E, except after C” – everyone knows that.

# leaving-certificate - Thursday 5 June, 2014

How would you have done in today's English Paper 2?

Most students were pretty happy with it but would you remember enough to tackle these questions?

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Opinion: The State exams start today – but don't let stress get you down

Stress and pressure are, unfortunately, part and parcel of exams. But there are also simple ways to keep calm and perform well.

Almost 119,000 students are putting pen to paper this morning in state exams

This year marks the first time that all students at Leaving Cert level will sit the new Project Maths exam.

# leaving-certificate - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

Opinion: Have a positive impact on Ireland’s society and economy – choose a STEM career

Leaving Cert students: consider courses in science, technology, engineering and maths. They’ll give you transferable, mobile skills that are needed in almost every sector.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 26 May, 2014

Opinion: Under exam stress? Take five minutes off and read these tips

While 120,000 students will sit exams over the coming weeks, there’s no need for them to go through the stressful pre-exam period alone.

# leaving-certificate - Wednesday 23 April, 2014

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should Higher Level Maths be a requirement to become a primary school teacher?

The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?

# leaving-certificate - Monday 21 April, 2014

Leaving Cert could see major overhaul with proposed new grading scale

The number of grading bands would be reduced from 14 to eight.

# leaving-certificate - Monday 14 April, 2014

New Leaving Cert science course poses risk to "high standards" of education

It could also hamper Ireland’s chances of attracting foreign direct investment, experts say.

# leaving-certificate - Friday 4 April, 2014

Spelling, grammar and punctuation are problems for Irish students

A report from the SEC also found that Shakespeare’s Macbeth is still the most popular text among Higher Level English students.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 8 March, 2014

Column: Awarding top athletes extra CAO points makes total sense

We live in a society, not just an economy – and giving additional points to people for accomplishments beyond the academic makes sense, write Aaron McKenna.

# leaving-certificate - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry

Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.