Anecdotally, many who have registered to the Leaving Cert in Novemeber have yet to make up their mind as to whether they will sit the exams. Photograph: iStock

I started my fourth-choice college course this week, but it’s not what I want to do. I want to try my hand at three subjects in the November Leaving C(...)

 Leaving Cert students protesting against calculated grades outside the Department of Education in Dublin in September.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So, exactly how many students have now been affected by errors in grades? A total of 6,100 Leaving Cert students across 610 schools will get upgrade(...)

Almost 100 Leaving Cert students had six or more of their teachers’ estimated grades lowered under the Department of Education’s calculated grades process, new figures show. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost 100 Leaving Cert students had six or more of their teachers’ estimated grades lowered under the Department of Education’s calculated grades pro(...)

Those who opt to sit the exams and go on to receive an improved CAO offer on foot of the results will also receive a deferred college offer, and can start their course in the 2021/22 academic year.

Applications to sit the 2020 Leaving Certificate in November will open on Monday, although this year’s exams will not include the usual oral or practi(...)

A large number of complaints focused on schools. Photograph: Getty Images

Education continues to be the most complained about issue for children according to the Ombudsman for Children’s latest annual report. The Ombudsman (...)

The Irish Times helpdesk will operate at irishtimes.com/helpdesk from midday until 8pm until Friday of this week. The service will also be available from 10am-7pm on Saturday.

Irish Times Guidance counsellors Brian Howard and Deirdre Garrett will be on hand over the coming week to answer questions about the results and any q(...)

 Minister for Education Norma Foley has acknowledged that grades for the class of 2020 will be “stronger” compared to previous yeares .Photograph: Julien Behal

How do I get my calculated grade results? Students will be able to access their grades online using the student portal from 9am. The grades are also b(...)

The postponed 2020 Leaving Cert exams are due to take place during the evening time and at weekends from Monday, November 16th onwards. Photograph:  David Jones/PA Wire

The postponed 2020 Leaving Cert exams are due to take place during the evening time and at weekends from Monday, November 16th onwards. The exams wer(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley: ‘we have put in place all the precautions necessary and along with the dedication of the principals and teachers at a local school leve.’ Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Parents can be assured that schools are taking all necessary precautions to ensure children will return to “safe and welcoming” classrooms from next w(...)

“The idea is that a student who has completed, say, 75-80 per cent of the course will still be able to complete the exam without losing out.”

Leaving Certificate and Junior Certificate candidates are to be given greater choice in next year’s State exam papers to help ease pressure on student(...)

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