SEC insists shorter timeframe will ‘not impact the quality or accuracy’ of results .

Speeding up the correcting process for this year’s Leaving Cert means it is unlikely that all quality assurance measures will be completed on time, ac(...)

The final piece: Your CAO change of mind deadline.

Leaving Cert students have until this evening to adjust their college course selection ahead of the deadline for the CAO’s “change of mind” facility. (...)

Some union and school management bodies have suggested that oral   exams should be held during the Easter break, which could make it easier to source teachers. Photograph: Getty Images

Education authorities are still seeking teachers to work as examiners just weeks ahead of the start of the Leaving Cert oral exams due to a shortage o(...)

 Rebecca Carter with her parents Annemaire and  Niall  following her successful High Court action. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

A High Court judge has said situations such as that experienced by students like Rebecca Carter, whose Leaving Cert exam points were wrongly totted up(...)

  Rebecca Carter (18), of Ardcolm Drive, Castlebridge, Co Wexford, leaving court on Tuesday.  Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

An 18-year-old Co Wexford student, whose Leaving Cert marks were wrongly totted up by an examiner, could lose her chance of a place in a college veter(...)

The examinations run until Wednesday 20th June for Junior Certificate/Cycle subjects and Friday 22nd June for Leaving Certificate subjects.

Exams are under way this morning as more than 120,000 students start more than two weeks of Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle examinations. Examin(...)

Permission to bring judicial review proceedings against the commission was granted on Monday. Photograph: Collins

A student with dyspraxia, and speech and language difficulties is suing the State Examination Commission for refusing to give her a reader assistant (...)

Our standardised exams are one-dimensional and cannot reflect the diversity of contemporary culture or prepare students for a society in a constant state of flux

The structure of our second level classrooms mirrors the stifling rigidity of the curriculum at Junior and Leaving Cert. The teacher stands at the h(...)

Ben O’Leary Fitzpatrick: received his Leaving Cert Applied results this week.

So, what’s up and what’s down this year? The CAO points required for more than half of all honours degree college courses have dropped. Some of th(...)

The State Examination Commission has withheld the Leaving Cert results of 38 students this year amid suspicions of cheating.

Click here to download a PDF of the CAO's 2017 Round One offers: http://iti.ms/2vR6EzZ The State Examination Commission (SEC) has withheld (...)

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