Has  the nature of the Leaving Certificate changed forever? Photograph: iStock/Getty

This year, students have been given a choice for every subject of accredited grades, sitting an exam or both, with the student automatically getting t(...)

Tori Douglas from Castlecomer Community School in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Everything I’d studied for in history came up including Stalin and the Sunningdale Agreement. A hundred years after the foundation of Northern Ireland(...)

Pupils at Beneavin De La Salle College, Finglas, await the start of their exams as this year’s Leaving Certificate examinations got under way in schools around the country on Wednesday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

A compulsory question on the higher-level home economics paper, which focused on how “health and wellbeing” and “responsible living” influence our foo(...)

Ava O’Shea from Castlecomer Community School, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Laura Hutton / The Irish Times

Ava O’Shea This last week has dragged out. Since we sat our last in-school exams as part of the accredited grades process, it has felt like we should(...)

John Kevin Malone, Aoife Walsh, Kevin Holland, Ava O’Shea, Ciarán Kehoe and Tori Douglas, Leaving Cert students at Castlecomer Community School, Co Kilkenny.  Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

There’s never been a Leaving Cert like this. Students have missed almost six months of school and the class of 2021, all clad in masks, have the choic(...)

The tech “evangelist” from Kilkenny targeted the software sector without any coding knowledge.

“Having a degree in maths has been a real door-opener,” says Rebecca Kelly. The New York-based Kilkenny native was this month named tech evangelist o(...)

Margot Moore, a first-year student from Loreto Foxrock, at the launch of the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition at the RDS. Photograph: Eric Luke

Students from every corner of the island of Ireland are busy applying the finishing touches to scientific research projects that will feature at the 2(...)

Kilkenny CBS will meet St Kieran’s College in this year’s senior schools final. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Kilkenny CBS’ semi-final win over Good Counsel on Wednesday afternoon has set up yet another all-Kilkenny Leinster Schools ‘A’ senior hurling final. (...)