Leaving Cert

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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(...)

Almost a quarter of Leaving Cert candidates who appealed their result in higher level Mathematics received an upgrade, figures published by the State Examinations Commission on Wednesday show. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Almost a quarter of Leaving Cert candidates who appealed their result in higher level Mathematics received an upgrade, figures published by the State (...)

The report notes “there is a need to invest in digital devices in schools”. Photograph: Getty Images

Plans for a Leaving Cert Information and Communications Technology (ICT) subject and the greater use of electronic devices in class are contained i(...)

Immanuel Chirwa (18), who sat this year’s Leaving Cert while living in direct provision. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Immanuel Jayden Chirwa (18), originally from South Africa, is one of about 22 asylum seekers who sat the Leaving Cert this year. He lives in Mosney (...)

Leaving Cert students wishing to appeal any of their results have until close of business on Tuesday to apply to their schools to view their scripts

Leaving Cert students wishing to appeal any of their results have until close of business on Tuesday to apply to their schools to view their scripts. (...)

Of the 4,408 students who took engineering at higher level in this year’s Leaving Cert, only 249 (5.6%) were girls. Photograph: The Irish Times/Peter Thursfield

Girls outperformed boys in 25 out of 32 subjects at higher level and in all but one subject – applied maths – at ordinary level, a gender analysis of (...)

‘Compare the obstacles facing the average student with, for example, those faced by Joanne O’Riordan, the disability rights campaigner who was born without limbs and who last year got sufficient grades in the Leaving Cert to study criminology at UCC.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A hazard of this time of year is bumping into parents bragging about how many points their children got in the Leaving Cert. It’s not just distasteful(...)

Conor Gallagher from Ballsbridge, who got nine A1s in the Leaving Cert last year, celebrates with classmates. One student repeated the feat this year and got nine A1s. Photograph: Eric Luke

For every Leaving Cert student, today is a landmark occasion in a very personal educational journey. But the results are also being closely watched by(...)

The State Examinations Commission has adjusted its marking scheme for  Leaving Cert ordinary-level maths  after concerns were raised about one of this year’s papers. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) has adjusted its marking scheme for one of the Leaving Cert ordinary-level mathematics papers after concerns w(...)

‘One area I would emphasise is the rent a room idea,’ Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Tax incentives are not the panacea for solving the student housing crisis, Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has said ahead of the autumn scramble(...)

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