When it comes to overall grades, girls are top of the class. In almost every Leaving Cert subject, girls have outperformed boys in the class of 2013 i(...)

From left: Aaron Gilmartin, Albert Wilkinson, Stuart Bridgett, Linda McCormack, Catherine Vance and Sarah Keane. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

That pivotal moment – opening an envelope – is burdened by choices. Do you take your results out to your family and open them in the relative privacy (...)

From left: Aaron Gilmartin, Albert Wilkinson, Stuart Bridgett, Linda McCormack, Catherine Vance and Sarah Keane. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

That pivotal moment – opening an envelope – is burdened by choices. Do you take your results out to your family and open them in the relative privacy (...)

There are growing indications that the science crisis at second level may be linked to failures in teaching the subject at primary school

Rising demand for places on college science courses looks set to slow down slightly this year, with the number of applications staying steady. However(...)

Siobhan Brady (left) and Sarah Hawkins with their leaving cert results at Portmarnock Community School, Portmarnock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Leaving Cert results to be released today indicate that the controversial new Project Maths syllabus is failing to boost student maths skills. (...)

One student scored nine A1s in this year’s Leaving Cert exams.

A whopping 5,824 A1 grades were awarded to Leaving Cert students for 2013, with one student scoring nine A1s in their exams. Yet as clever as the clas(...)

One year on: Joe O'Sullivan from Kenmare, Co Kerry who got nine As in his Leaving Certificate last year, pictured with his father Gerry and mother Bernie. Photograph: Eric Luke

There will be equal measures of elation and upset for students this morning as they tear open their Leaving Certificate examination results or collect(...)