Leaving Cert

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 Minister for Education Norma Foley said it has been a particularly challenging 18 months for students on the back of school closures and disruption to their education. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Education Norma Foley has defended the integrity of record-breaking high grades awarded to Leaving Cert students on the basis that studen(...)

Due to ongoing uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic, students are advised to check the CAO.ie website for updates

May-June: In the second half of May, schools begin the process of assessing the performance of current year Leaving Cert students for the purpose(...)

In some courses, up to 15 per cent of the places available in 2021 are already allocated to  2020 Leaving Cert students. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

I’m told there are record numbers of CAO applicants this year. What effect is this likely to have on CAO points requirements for third-level courses i(...)

  Norma Foley and the Department of Education have said it is their “firm intention” to hold the 2021 State exams with appropriate contingency and public health measures in place. File photograph Nick Bradshaw

The possibility of holding Leaving Cert oral and practical exams online or holding them during the Easter holidays are among a number of options being(...)

Institute of Education on Lower Leeson Street: 44 per cent of teachers’ estimated grades were lowered. This compares with a national average of 17 per cent. File photograph: Alan Betson

After logging on to the Leaving Cert results website last week, Saoirse Corbett Fitzpatrick felt devastated. “My single focus for the last two years (...)

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Like tens of thousands of others across the country, students at Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh are anxious about the impending Leaving Cert. Equally, they ar(...)

Sport regularly tops students’ aptitude profiles. Photograph: iStock

My son goes into transition year next September and will have to choose his subjects for the Leaving. He loves sport and would love to do anything con(...)

Schools with a reduction in 2017 class size creates a statistical aberration – they have what seem to be high progression percentage rates precisely because their Leaving Cert student numbers are declining

Falling numbers of students taking the Leaving Cert in specific schools affect perceived progression rates to college in an unexpected way. There are (...)