Mark Redmond of the American Chamber of Commerce Ireland called for reform: “You don’t want static content presented in a static way and then regurgitated in exams.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Leaving Cert examiners have expressed concern at school leavers’ ability to get to grips with spelling, grammar and punctuation. A report publi(...)

Department of Education wants 30 per cent of Leaving Cert students to take higher maths by 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson / THE IRISH TIMES

The rapid rise in the numbers of students electing to sit higher level maths in the Leaving Cert is unlikely to outpace the availabil(...)

File photgraph of students sitting their Junior Cert and Leaving Cert English papers at St. Killian’s German School, Clonskeagh, Co Dublin .Photograph: Eric Luke/ The Irish Times

Second-level teacher unions are to ballot members non-cooperation with the new Junior Cycle proposals in March, they announced today. In (...)

Today at 5.15pm is the deadline for applications under the CAO for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions. Photograph: The Irish Times

Today at 5.15pm is the deadline for applications under the CAO for undergraduate courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions. The closing date for (...)

External applicants were unable to apply on examinations.ie to sit the Leaving Cert, but the problem has been rectified.

External Leaving Certificate candidates can now apply online again as a technical glitch on the website concerned has been corrected.A spokesman for t(...)

 Pens down: The new system will see an end to the summer exams at the end of third year. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s official. The Junior Cert is soon to be no more, and the snazzy-sounding JCSA – for Junior Cycle Student Award – is poised to take its place if d(...)

A date to remember

January 20th (5.15pm): Closing date for the CAO Early Bird online application. The €25 fee increases to €40 after this, until February 1st deadline(...)

Non fee-paying schools dominate the 2013 league tables for sending students into third-level education, accounting for three-quarters of the top 100 schools.

Non fee-paying schools dominate the 2013 league tables for sending students into third-level education, accounting for three-quarters of the top 10(...)

Student interest in foreign languages continues to increase marginally, although the popularity of French has declined by almost two points to 57.2 per cent.

A drop in higher-level maths honours grades and an increased interest in foreign languages are among the trends in the Junior Cert results published t(...)

Sitting the Leaving Cert: if the expected question does not come up, distraught mothers are liable to phone up Joe Duffy. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The news that the bonus points awarded for higher-level maths in the Leaving Certificate has resulted in a large increase in those taking the subject (...)

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