Agricultural science students are not allowed to appeal the results of their practical project which is worth 25 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Parents of students at south Dublin schools are threatening legal action against the State Examinations Commission (SEC) over its refusal to allow pup(...)

The Dublin Academy of Education  says parents will learn how to assist and motivate their children to maximise their “confidence, preparation and ultimately their grades in the Leaving Cert exams”. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

For middle-class families keen to boost their children’s grades in the State exams, there’s now a new frontier: grinds for parents. The Dublin Acade(...)

The internet is a great source of learning aids for those who cannot afford extra private tuition.  Photograph: iStock

Grind schools charging up to €7,000 a year are reporting a surge in demand amid signs the parents are willing to spend whatever it takes to boost thei(...)

The Dublin Academy of Education is the newest grind school to open in the capital. From left to right, student Ava Hennessy, principal Michael Ruaidhrí Deasy, teacher Ronan Murdock and student Keerthana Kissan Thomas.

Grind schools charging more than €7,000 a year are reporting a surge in demand amid signs the economy is continuing to grow. The Dublin Academy of Ed(...)