Brian Mooney

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Schools with a reduction in 2017 class size creates a statistical aberration – they have what seem to be high progression percentage rates precisely because their Leaving Cert student numbers are declining

Falling numbers of students taking the Leaving Cert in specific schools affect perceived progression rates to college in an unexpected way. There are (...)

Interestingly, more than 21 per cent of the successful students holding medical cards who achieved close to 600 CAO points are new Irish, born throughout the four corners of the planet

Each year, the tables show very large numbers of college-going students came from schools in socially advantaged communities. These students tend to o(...)

College progression rates are lower in more disadvantaged areas of Dublin such as Ballyfermot, Finglas and Clondalkin compared with wealthier parts of the city.

Download the Feeder School PDFs here: http://iti.ms/2jQ8tpk Young people from disadvantaged backgrounds are denied the same opportunities as the(...)

It is a good idea to ask the same questions during each visit to get as measured an understanding of each institution as is possible. Photograph: iStock

With only a few weeks left until Christmas, it won’t be long before Leaving Cert students turn their full attention to studying for what is likely to (...)

Preparation is half the battle in discovering the true nature of a college or course. Research the courses it offers before your visit a college or it(...)

“As teacher supply and demand is a complex issue, all stakeholders need to come together if we are going to come up with feasible solutions that will have impact” -  Tomás Ó Ruairc. File photograph: iStockPhoto

In the Irish Times last week, Brian Mooney highlighted a number of issues that are impacting on the supply of teachers into the future. At the Teachi(...)

While this year’s figures show greater participation across most higher level Junior Cert subjects, the number of students getting As is down significantly. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Results for the Junior Certificate examinations show a significant drop in the number of students performing at the very highest level across a broad (...)

Ryan Bell, student of Oatlands College, Stillorgan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A Dublin student is hoping to have his Leaving Cert record amended after it emerged he was only awarded a H3 in mathematics despite scoring 99 per cen(...)

Round two offers are available to view on the CAO website from 6am on Thursday. Photograph: Getty images

Click here to download a PDF of the CAO’s 2017 Round Two offers: http://iti.ms/2xOvMFt Click here to download a PDF of (...)

There are plenty of options available to those who take a different route and  explore other areas. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

It is worth taking time to think about your post-school options as there are a myriad of routes into quality employment, not all through the CAO. Con(...)

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