Some students in Tuesday’s Leaving Cert exam complained about the audio quality in the Spanish exam.  Photograph: Frank Miller

Students have criticised the audio quality of the Leaving Cert Spanish exam as “mumbled” , “echoey” and “difficult to hear”. The criticism comes just(...)

  Anthony Lynam (80) from Inchicore, Dublin, who completed his Leaving Cert English exams. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anthony Lynam left school as a youngster in 1955 without ever sitting a major exam. Now, at 80 years of age, he has finally set that right – and beco(...)

Sylvia Plath’s appearance in Leaving Cert English paper two prompted relief in exam halls across the State.

Thousands of English students breathed a sigh of relief this afternoon when the poet Sylvia Plath appeared, as had been widely predicted, on the highe(...)

Aoife Dooley says she has received dozens of online threats since her article appeared in a Junior Cert paper this week. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The Garda has been notified of death and rape threats sent to comedian and illustrator Aoife Dooley after an article she wrote for The Irish Times app(...)

There is a  shortage of examiners just over a week  before the start of the Junior and Leaving Cert. Photograph: The Irish Times

Education authorities have launched an urgent appeal for teachers to mark the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert with just over a week to go before the star(...)

June 5th: Leaving Certificate written examinations begin and continue until Tuesday 25th June. June 26th: Applicants under 23 who sat the HPAT test (...)

Exam scripts being sorted and dispatched at the State Examinations Commission in Athlone. Photograph: Alan Betson

A shortage of teachers prepared to work as examiners is posing a “significant challenge” to the maintenance of standards in correcting the State exams(...)

 It makes little sense that 14 years of schooling is  judged in a three-hour exam on a sunny June day.

Anna sat the Leaving Certificate in the summer of 2017 and secured a place in Trinity. She got 580 points, was pleased with her results, yet her next (...)

The timing of the Leaving Cert results and CAO offers will shift this year.

I was planning to take my daughter to a family wedding in Italy in the second half of August, but have been advised by her school principal that Leavi(...)

The changes are being introduced in the wake of a High Court challenge taken by Wexford student Rebecca Carter. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

This year’s Leaving Cert students will have to wait just 48 hours after they get their exam results to find out if they have a college place. Up unti(...)

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