Leaving Cert

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The State Examinations Commission is reviewing the operation of its “reasonable accommodation” scheme after fresh complaints this year from a number of parents of children with conditions such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and autism. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The State Examinations Commission failed to implement a series of recommendations aimed at making the provision of exam supports for students with spe(...)

Sorting and dispatching:  Some of the estimated 360,000 Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate scripts being sent to over 4,500 examiners at the State Examinations Commission in Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

For students, the ordeal is over. For examiners, the work is just beginning. Over 1.9 million individual test items, including written examination (...)

More than 40% of those who achieved a higher level grade D in 2013 were at risk of failure at third-level compared to 12% in 2003. Similar patterns were identified at lower grades. Photograph: Getty Images

Students entering third-level are at increased risk of failing courses with a maths module, according to a study that casts doubt on the merits of the(...)

Dr David McKeown, a research engineer in the UCD School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering. Dr McKeown sat this year’s Leaving Cert Engineering paper for ExamWatch. Photograph: UCD

Could one paper sum up my profession? Engineering was not a subject I studied for my Leaving Cert: had I missed out? I managed to get a PhD in enginee(...)

Bono made it clear that he was not impressed with “irony . . . on heavy rotation, the knowingness, the smirk, the tired joke”. Photograph: Anthony Devlin/PA Wire

One Leaving Cert student will never forget the first day of his exams after he had to get a Garda escort to his school. Ian Fitzhenry (17) was saved b(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan said the 118,784 students starting the State exams had reached “a significant milestone in a young person’s life”. Photograph: Frank Miller

  The Department of Education and the teacher unions don’t normally sing off the same hymn sheet but today they united in cheer for the Cl(...)

An exam hall.  Almost 119,000 students are registered for this year’s Leaving Certificate exams. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

The number of Leaving Certificate students taking higher-level maths continues to rise with over a third of those sitting this year’s exams declaring(...)

Girls experience much higher stress levels than boys in the Leaving Cert, an ESRI  study  suggests. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Girls experience much higher stress levels than boys in the Leaving Cert, in part due to a greater tendency to make “social comparisons”, a new study (...)

Researchers said “we cannot be certain that the use of internet in the class caused” the higher scores but a strong “relationship” was identified.

Primary school children who used the internet in the classroom had significantly higher mathematics and reading scores on average than peers who had n(...)

The study into the predictability of the senior cycle exams found that the issue was “not very problematic” across six subjects investigated. Photograph: The Irish Times

Greater emphasis should be given in the Leaving Cert to assessing “higher order thinking skills”, an independent report has recommended. The study int(...)

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