The algorithms deployed to predict exam results in the UK appear to have penalised children from poor backgrounds and/or underachieving schools. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty Images

The question of the age focuses on the ways in which Covid-19 will change things forever. Will office life ever be the same? One of London’s largest i(...)

The postponement of the Leaving Cert has  created even more questions than answers, argues student Adam Johnson. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

I am a Leaving Certificate student and in recent weeks we have been clamouring for clarity around the fate of the 2020 exams. The announcement la(...)

When asked if the Leaving Cert assessed their intelligence fairly, 80% of students surveyed  responded No. Photograph: Getty Images

More than half of Leaving Cert students have developed mental or physical health issues as a result of exam pressure, a survey of nearly 2,700 student(...)

Results have been withheld from 80 students this year compared to 72 at this point last year - an increase of 11 per cent. File image: iStock

Eighty students who sat the Leaving Certificate examination this year have not been given their exam results over fears they may have cheated. The St(...)

‘The syllabus revision that was never quite achieved was motivated in part by inspectors noticing rote learning as opposed to thinking.’

Somebody had the bright idea, in 2000, to review the Leaving Certificate economics syllabus. No doubt this was motivated in part by the fact that n(...)

Leaving cert exam   at Marian College, Balsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

Almost one in five grades that were appealed by students in this year’s Leaving Cert examinations have resulted in a higher grade being awarded. (...)

If you  have been  offered a CAO place, you have a week to consider whether you wish to accept or reject the place. Any places not accepted by the September 3rd deadline will continue to be offered by the CAO to applicants over the coming six weeks. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

If you did not receive a satisfactory course offer in yesterday’s second round of the CAO application process, your options in the current academic ye(...)

Get dressed for Leaving Certificate results night

The Leaving Certificate results night is long built-up yet seldom remembered. Former students, take it from me: the night will blur into a sea of i(...)

Tomorrow morning, the Central Applications Office (CAO) will offer close to 9,000 degree course programmes to over 7,300 applicants. Pictured the UCD Belfield Campus. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Tomorrow morning, the Central Applications Office (CAO) will offer close to 9,000 degree course programmes to over 7,300 applicants, who are seeking t(...)

If you did not receive a satisfactory offer in yesterday’s second round CAO application process your options in the current academic year may be narro(...)

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