Socially distanced exam arrangements in Dublin’s Gonzaga College during Leaving Cert exams last November. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Schools will end up using thousands of classrooms and exam halls during next month’s Leaving Cert exams in order to ensure students taking them are ph(...)

The coming days are important for all 2021 Leaving Cert students who are considering their final options for accredited grades, because the State Examinations Commission portal is due to open today and close on Friday, April 30th. File photograph: iStock

My daughter has applied to receive “accredited grades” in the Leaving Cert and also intends to sit a number of the written Leaving Cert exams. Have yo(...)

Leaving Cert students have a final chance to choose their exams and subject levels next week for the receipt of accredited grades. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Leaving Cert students have a final chance to choose their exams and subject levels for the receipt of accredited grades next week. The State Examinat(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley will bring legislation to Cabinet on Tuesday to allow students found to have lobbied teachers in respect of the accredited grades scheme have their results withheld.

The Teachers Union of Ireland has welcomed a move to allow Leaving Certificate grades to be withheld from students in the event of lobbying, a sanctio(...)

State Examinations Commission figures show 87 per cent of this year’s 60,000 candidates have chosen a combination of both written exams and accredited grades. File photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The vast majority of Leaving Cert students are opting to sit written exam papers in June in addition to receiving accredited grades. It follows a Gov(...)

Education Testing Services will work with the Department of Education and the State Examinations Commission to deliver various elements of the standardisation model.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

US non-profit Education Testing Services (ETS) has been awarded the contract to design this year’s accredited grades process for Leaving Certificate (...)

Leaving Cert students will be required to wear face masks during oral exams following a last-minute reversal of official guidance. Photograph: The Irish Times

Leaving Cert students will be required to wear face masks during oral exams following a last-minute reversal of official guidance. The move follows a(...)

Leaving Cert students will have fewer questions to answer and greater choice in their written exams this year. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Leaving Cert students will have fewer questions to answer and greater choice in their written exams this year under changes announced on Tuesday eveni(...)

Leaving Cert students will not be permitted to wear face masks during oral exams which take place shortly, according to guidance being issued to secondary schools. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Leaving Cert students will not be permitted to wear face masks during oral exams which take place shortly, according to official guidance being issued(...)

Department of Education inspectors have found that 98% of schools are complying with Covid-19 safety rules. File photograph: Patricia De Melo Moreira/AFP via Getty Images

Department of Education inspectors have found that 98 per cent of schools are complying with Covid-19 safety rules such as physical distancing and pro(...)

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