Sitting the Leaving Cert: if the expected question does not come up, distraught mothers are liable to phone up Joe Duffy. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The news that the bonus points awarded for higher-level maths in the Leaving Certificate has resulted in a large increase in those taking the subject (...)

Edmond Harty of dairy equipment company Dairymaster said it was “unbelievable” that the Leaving Cert agricultural science syllabus was so out of date, given the importance of the sector.

Teachers of the Leaving Cert agricultural science courses have said the syllabus is 40 years out of date and has been neglected by the Department of E(...)

Shall we teach our young people how to think? The solution is in the Minister’s hands. Photograph: Frank Miller

At the outset of this difficult period in Irish history, it was possible to take consolation in the belief that crisis can pave the way for change. Th(...)

Dr Ali Selim: ‘Much of the material on the syllabus is ancient and contains language that even Arabic speakers would have difficulty understanding.’ Photograph: Dave Meehan

A TCD lecturer in Arabic has called on the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment to conduct a “radical review” of the Leaving Certificate Ara(...)

Laura Gudaityte, Crumlin, Tola Salam, Tallaght, and Olivia Lyons, Walkinstown, after sitting the Leaving Cert Irish paper 2 exam at Loreto College, Crumlin, t yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Students were satisfied with yesterday’s second higher- and ordinary-level Irish exams despite two grammatical errors on the paper, according to Robbi(...)

The debate surrounding the introduction of computing classes in Irish schools has been simmering for the past two years, fuelled by the popular(...)

Photograph: Alexander Raths/Getty

Students about to start secondary school may never have to face the points race as we know it. Our highly competitive CAO system is under funda(...)

School leadership is a critical part of the investment formula for our schools. As each of us helps to shape the recovery of our society and ec(...)

Students sitting the Leaving Cert: a review of grading bands and an external analysis of the predictability of exam papers are on the way. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A significant reduction in degree programmes and an end to “problematic predictability” in the Leaving Certificate have been announced as part of a(...)

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In July 2007, the Harris Report indicated that less than one third of pupils from English-medium schools achieved mastery of the Irish language(...)

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