In ordinary level maths, a relatively high proportion of students - 6 per cent or more than 1,330 candidates – failed the exam. File image: Getty

One in ten Junior Cert students who sat the higher level history exam this year did not pass it, one of the highest fail rates for any subject. While(...)

Most upgrades were awarded in higher-level subjects, including biology (392), followed by maths (325), Irish (256), English (245) and French (205). Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Almost 3,000 Leaving Cert exam results have been upgraded after students successfully sought rechecks of their papers. The record number follows a su(...)

Agricultural science students are not allowed to appeal the results of their practical project which is worth 25 per cent. Photograph: iStock

Parents of students at south Dublin schools are threatening legal action against the State Examinations Commission (SEC) over its refusal to allow pup(...)

The commission  said it had notified schools when the Leaving Cert appeals timeframe was reconfigured for the 2019 examinations that there would be an impact on the issue date for the Junior Cert results. Photograph: Getty

This year’s Junior Certificate results will not be available to students until October 4th, almost a month later than usual, due to extra time require(...)

Over 9,000 students appealed some 17,000 Leaving Cert grades this year, the highest number on record. File photograph: Getty

The number of Leaving Cert students seeking rechecks of their marks has surged by 75 per cent, prompting the State Examinations Commission to reassure(...)

Seventy one Leaving Cert students have not been given their exam results over fears they may have cheated.

Seventy-one Leaving Cert students have not been given their exam results over fears they may have cheated. The State Examinations Commission (SEC) sa(...)

Amy Richards (18) secured six H1s in her Leaving Cert exams despite sitting her English paper in a hospital ward just hours after her appendix ruptured

Families of students who became ill during this year’s Leaving Cert examination period have urged the Government to allow pupils to sit some of their (...)

Annmarie Fay and her daughter Ellie   after getting her Leaving Cert results at Mount Carmel Secondary School, King’s Inns Street in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

From early on Tuesday morning the queries poured into The Irish Times helpdesk where our team of guidance counsellors have been answering your questio(...)

There is no charge for viewing a script and no limit to the number of scripts you can view. Photograph: iStock

If you feel you should have done better, you can view your script to decide if it’s worth having it rechecked. If you have any questions about your Le(...)

Once the CAO knows the number of places for every course on offer, it enters that data into its computer ssstem to determine what offers will be made to you online at 2pm on Thursday, August 15th.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Bear in mind that this is not an exact science. Points for all programmes increase and decrease annually as the demand among applicants and the n(...)

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