A Leaving Cert paper in 2015 may be much easier than the equivalent exam in 2014. Photograph: The Irish Times

Each year policy-makers and employers watch whether Leaving Cert grades go up or down. A rise in the number of students getting “honours” – an A, B or(...)

Niamh Donnelly, Leopardstown, is congratulated by her mother Marion Donnelly, on getting her Leaving Cert results, at Coláiste Íosagáin, Stillorgan, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The impact of bonus points in the Leaving Cert is under review following concerns that too many students are now opting to take higher-level maths. Mi(...)

That wasn’t a soft breeze which stopped people in their tracks. It was a massive sigh of relief, breathed by over 30,000 apprehensive Leaving Cert (...)

Question 8, referring to an oil slick, was the most novel on the paper

Teachers and students have reacted with fury and upset to this year’s ordinary level maths paper, while those taking the higher level paper were gener(...)

With questions that drew real life into the maths exam, Project Maths is doing what it says on the tin: drug trials, unemployment and charity fundrais(...)

Eoghan O Ronain, Alex Browne and Eliza Van Veen   discuss the Leaving Cert maths paper after completing it at Coláiste Mhuire, Crosshaven, Co Cork, today.  Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

There was a collective sigh of relief as students across the country opened Mathematics Paper 1.While debate around the new Project Maths syllabus and(...)

Kieran Sheahan, Stephen Lyons, Gavin Crean, Eoin O’Connell, Daniel Leahy and Karl Horgan in Douglas Community School, Cork, after sitting the Leaving Cert maths paper. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

The first full paper of the contentious Project Maths syllabus, which focuses on real world maths applications, has received a positive response from (...)