In 2014 there was a surge in applications for computer science degrees. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The question uppermost in the minds of most Leaving Cert students – and their parents – since the results came out on Wednesday is whether their resul(...)

Checking up: You can access the marking schemes for every paper and see how they were applied in your case. Script viewing is in schools on Friday evening, August 28th, and all day Saturday 29th. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Since the release of the Leaving Cert results, students’ and parents’ questions have poured into the Irish Times helpdesk. Anxiety over whether the s(...)

Once you have got over the initial excitement of seeing your grades in print, your mind will turn to your points score if you have applied for a college place through the CAO process

In the early hours of this morning, some 700 school principals collected the results of this year’s Leaving Cert from their local post office. Over(...)

The number of students taking chemistry is up 4.2 per cent to 7,533, with an increase of 0.6 per cent in honours grades

The big success story of this year’s Leaving Cert is the growth in numbers taking higher-level Irish, and getting honours in it. Almost 20,000 stud(...)

If you opt to view an exam script, you must personally view the script: you cannot send someone to view it for you, although a parent or someone else you nominate may accompany you

If you have any quiestions about your Leaving Cert result you can get free, expert advice, in real time, from our career guidance panel at irishtim(...)

The CAO points for construction-related third-level courses are expected to rise this year. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Engineering, technology, law, architecture and other construction-related courses are likely to see a significant rise in CAO points for college ent(...)

The scores recorded in the HPat assessment for medical school entry have fallen for the second year in a row. Photograph: Getty Images.

The scores recorded in the HPat assessment for medical school entry have fallen for the second year in a row. A student getting 194 marks (out (...)

The prospect of selecting a set of course choices that will set you on a career pathway can seem very daunting, if not impossible

What do you really want to study in college? This is the time to reassess your CAO options. The Leaving Certificate is now over or finishing up for th(...)

No matter what points you get in your Leaving Cert, there are courses on offer to suit your circumstances

Q Why is now a good time to reassess my CAO options? A When you made your initial CAO application you were probably focused on preparations for your (...)

What you eat and drink affects your performance in any activity, especially one involving mental sharpness. Photograph: Getty Images

For many parents having a son or daughter take the Junior or Leaving Cert this week brings back waves of fear and anxiety which they last experienced (...)