Leaving Cert

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The Leaving Cert will take place from June 6th to 22nd. And the following week is important for considering CAO change-of-mind options. File Photograph: Getty Images

Question: I’m the first-time parent of a Leaving Cert student who will be sitting the exams in June. Considering holiday plans this year, what are the(...)

Encourage your child to engage fully in every transition year activity as, collectively, they awaken latent talents. Photograph: iStock

Question: My daughter (16) has just started transition year. Her grades have been very good so far but she has no idea what subject choices to make fo(...)

Leaving Cert students may not be happy with the first round of CAO offers. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Expert guidance counsellors Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett were working on irishtimes.com address reader queries about Leaving Cert results and the (...)

The first round of this year’s CAO offers will be released on Monday. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Expert guidance counsellors Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett were working on irishtimes.com on Thursday answering people’s queries about Leaving Ce(...)

The mark for the Leaving Cert Music practical will not be available when viewing exam scripts. File photograph: Getty Images

Expert guidance counsellors Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett were working on irishtimes.com on Thursday answering people’s queries about Leaving Cert (...)

Marked Leaving Cert exam scripts will be available to view on September 1st and 2nd. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Expert guidance counsellors Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett were working on irishtimes.com on Thursday answering people’s queries about Leaving Cert (...)

A lack of the basics in Spanish  prevented many candidates achieving a high grade last year,  the State Examinations Commission has said. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Many students are opting to take higher level Leaving Cert exams in European languages even though they are struggling with basic vocabulary, accordin(...)

 UCD campus in Belfield:  it is normal for mature students to feel apprehensive about applying for college. Photograph: Alan Betson

Of all the CAO applicants this year, about 60 per cent will be students sitting the Leaving Cert for the first time who will succeed or fail based on (...)

The difficulties for the ASTI in securing compliance with directives has been compounded in recent weeks by the decision of a significant number of non-union or former ASTI teachers in voluntary secondary schools to transfer to membership of the TUI. File photograph: Getty Images

Junior Cert results issued this morning indicate that a significant number of members of the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) are defy(...)

The State Examinations Commission says a significant minority of candidates are struggling to complete simple procedures.

Leaving Cert examiners have expressed concern at the lack of basic skills of some students sitting the higher level maths paper. In a report publishe(...)

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