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# state-examinations-commission - Thursday 23 June, 2022

Delay in issuing Leaving Cert results 'will cause huge levels of additional stress and worry'
# Exams
# Exams

Delay in issuing Leaving Cert results 'will cause huge levels of additional stress and worry'

Updated Thu 3:40 PM 20,335 Views 28 Comments

The Leaving Cert exam results will be issued on 2 September.

# state-examinations-commission - Monday 12 April, 2021

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

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

Apr 12th 2021, 12:37 PM 29,523 Views 30 Comments

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

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 19 August, 2020

A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it
# Explainer
# Explainer

A reminder of how the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades system works, and the rationale behind it

Aug 19th 2020, 12:05 AM 23,010 Views 26 Comments

Here is the thought process behind the Plan C for the Leaving Cert, the appeal process, and where it could all go wrong.

# state-examinations-commission - Sunday 18 August, 2019

Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission
# Data Breach
# Data Breach

Data Protection Commission notified over 2018 breach by State Examinations Commission

Aug 18th 2019, 7:30 AM 17,398 Views 7 Comments

The breach, which occurred last year, affected 64 medical card holders.

# state-examinations-commission - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

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 17,273 Views 2 Comments

The CAO timeline has changed quite drastically this year.

# state-examinations-commission - Thursday 6 June, 2019

Irish comedian subjected to 'dozens' of rape and death threats over article she wrote on Junior Cert paper
# Aoife Dooley
# Aoife Dooley

Irish comedian subjected to 'dozens' of rape and death threats over article she wrote on Junior Cert paper

Jun 6th 2019, 10:29 PM 125,312 Views 72 Comments

Aoife Dooley said she has notified gardaí of the threats made to her online.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 3 October, 2018

Case where Leaving Cert student lost out on college place 'cannot be repeated', judge says
# Rebecca Carter
# Rebecca Carter

Case where Leaving Cert student lost out on college place 'cannot be repeated', judge says

Oct 3rd 2018, 7:44 PM 20,788 Views 18 Comments

Rebecca Carter received an official offer of her college place last week.

# state-examinations-commission - Friday 28 September, 2018

Student, who won High Court case to have her Leaving Cert appeal sped up, accepts place in UCD
# Rebecca Carter
# Rebecca Carter

Student, who won High Court case to have her Leaving Cert appeal sped up, accepts place in UCD

Sep 28th 2018, 5:49 PM 38,268 Views 60 Comments

Rebecca Carter won her court case against the State Examinations Commission on Wednesday and received an official offer of her college place earlier today.

# state-examinations-commission - Tuesday 25 September, 2018

Student who missed out on college place because of examiner's mistake calls situation 'an utter disgrace'
# Bureaucratic Tape
# Bureaucratic Tape

Student who missed out on college place because of examiner's mistake calls situation 'an utter disgrace'

Sep 25th 2018, 9:15 PM 36,133 Views 0 Comments

Rebecca Carter has been denied a place studying veterinary medicine in UCD because the State Examinations Commission will not hear her appeal until October.

# state-examinations-commission - Tuesday 13 June, 2017

Investigation launched after Leaving Cert paper hits social media less than an hour after exam began
# State Examinations Commission
# State Examinations Commission

Investigation launched after Leaving Cert paper hits social media less than an hour after exam began

Jun 13th 2017, 10:32 PM 41,977 Views 41 Comments

A copy of today’s Irish higher level paper two was posted to a Facebook group shortly after the exam began this morning.

# state-examinations-commission - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

Dyslexic student launches High Court action after being denied exam support
# Courts
# Courts

Dyslexic student launches High Court action after being denied exam support

May 10th 2016, 8:04 AM 21,270 Views 0 Comments

The 18-year-old Leaving Cert student is hoping to secure a reader that will allow him to understand exam papers.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

In numbers: The Leaving Cert results
# The Big Day
# The Big Day

In numbers: The Leaving Cert results

Aug 12th 2015, 6:00 AM 35,801 Views 24 Comments

The hard work is over, now it’s time to find out how everyone did.

# state-examinations-commission - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Investigation underway after examiner pictured correcting Leaving Cert paper on a train
# Not Correct
# Not Correct

Investigation underway after examiner pictured correcting Leaving Cert paper on a train

Jul 2nd 2015, 9:21 AM 49,151 Views 90 Comments

The woman was pictured appearing to correct the higher level history paper on Tuesday.

# state-examinations-commission - Saturday 7 June, 2014

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams

Jun 7th 2014, 9:45 AM 11,021 Views 11 Comments

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

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Over 1,600 Leaving Cert results upgraded after appeal
# A1 RESULT
# A1 RESULT

Over 1,600 Leaving Cert results upgraded after appeal

Oct 9th 2013, 10:08 AM 11,179 Views 25 Comments

However, three unlucky candidates who went through the appeals process had their results downgraded.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Junior Cert results: how did the country do?
# Fingers Crossed
# Fingers Crossed

Junior Cert results: how did the country do?

Sep 11th 2013, 6:15 AM 22,820 Views 33 Comments

Nearly 60,000 students will receive their Junior Certificate results today. Here’s how they did.

# state-examinations-commission - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system
# Points Race
# Points Race

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system

Aug 18th 2013, 8:30 PM 57,474 Views 45 Comments

Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.

# state-examinations-commission - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

Column: Serious exam question mistakes have shaken students' confidence in the process
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Serious exam question mistakes have shaken students' confidence in the process

Aug 13th 2013, 4:00 PM 169 Views 21 Comments

Errors in a Leaving Cert paper caused consternation back in June. Eamonn Toland of TheMathsTutor.ie takes a look back at what happened, and outlines the steps that can be taken to prevent a repeat of the problem.

# state-examinations-commission - Monday 12 August, 2013

Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion"
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Report for Quinn on Leaving Cert Maths paper errors "nearing completion"

Aug 12th 2013, 8:17 PM 8,503 Views 29 Comments

The minister had ordered that the SEC take the errors into account when marking the exam. Results are due out on Wednesday.

# state-examinations-commission - Friday 21 June, 2013

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes

Jun 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 7,198 Views 27 Comments

The minister says the SEC has two jobs now: to ensure no student suffers as a result of the error, and to stop it recurring.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper
# Oops
# Oops

Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper

Jun 12th 2013, 8:45 PM 27,746 Views 26 Comments

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

# state-examinations-commission - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'
# State Exams
# State Exams

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'

Jun 11th 2013, 7:22 PM 15,857 Views 27 Comments

Science minister Sean Sherlock believes the State Examinations Commission will ensure no student loses out over the error.

# state-examinations-commission - Monday 10 June, 2013

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers
# Oops
# Oops

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers

Jun 10th 2013, 8:21 PM 39,788 Views 76 Comments

The English version of a Maths question mistakenly inserted an extra number – which meant two answers are possible.

# state-examinations-commission - Friday 14 September, 2012

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects
# Battle Of The Sexes
# Battle Of The Sexes

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects

Sep 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,477 Views 35 Comments

Only the stereotypically male strongholds of Maths and Metalwork see boys have a higher proportion of A grades than girls.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today
# Results Night
# Results Night

Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today

Sep 12th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,298 Views 15 Comments

There are thousands of nervous households this morning as students get graded on their first State exams.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years'
# Results Day
# Results Day

2012 Leaving Cert results 'broadly similar to previous years'

Aug 15th 2012, 6:01 AM 13,664 Views 11 Comments

More students took higher level Maths this year, looking to nab some bonus points which will drive up college requirements.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Column: Why the Leaving Cert is broken… by someone who just took it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why the Leaving Cert is broken… by someone who just took it

Jun 27th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,855 Views 75 Comments

Patrick Kelleher, who finished his exams last week, explains why the system needs a complete overhaul.

# state-examinations-commission - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Exams body warns students against hoax 'leaks' after History paper surfaces online
# State Exams
# State Exams

Exams body warns students against hoax 'leaks' after History paper surfaces online

Jun 12th 2012, 11:37 AM 5,965 Views 9 Comments

A version of tomorrow’s Leaving Cert honours History paper has appeared online – but the SEC says it’s not the real deal.

# state-examinations-commission - Monday 11 June, 2012

Contingency papers arrive at schools for today's Leaving Cert Irish exams
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Contingency papers arrive at schools for today's Leaving Cert Irish exams

Jun 11th 2012, 8:16 AM 2,351 Views 0 Comments

Schools are collecting replacement papers for this afternoon’s exam after a security breach last week.

# state-examinations-commission - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Aug 17th 2011, 3:59 PM 12,386 Views 13 Comments

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

Nearly 58,000 students discover their Leaving Certificate results
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Nearly 58,000 students discover their Leaving Certificate results

Aug 17th 2011, 6:01 AM 907 Views 5 Comments

Anxious moments for students across the country as they find out if they’ve got the points they need…

# state-examinations-commission - Monday 8 August, 2011

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs
# Exams
# Exams

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs

Aug 8th 2011, 4:07 PM 3,331 Views 33 Comments

Teachers who choose to mark exam papers during the summer are paid extra on top of their salaries. There are calls for the bonus payments system to be reviewed.