‘It could mean giving students more options in the exam and not making every aspect of the exam compulsory.’ Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Education authorities are being urged to give next year’s Leaving Cert students a greater choice of questions in the exams to help make up for lost te(...)

More than 60,000 students are set to receive calculated grades. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has advised its members to engage in awarding calculated grades to Leaving Certificate students after (...)

Schools in Ireland remain closed until May 5th due to the coronavirus pandemic. Photograph: Dave Thompson/PA

The head of the Irish National Teachers’ Organisation, John Boyle, has said that his union has not yet had any discussions with the Department of Educ(...)

“Parents and schools pay a lot of attention to feeder school lists, and therefore they are massively important.” Photograph: iStock

“Misleading” and “unidimensional” or “hugely popular with parents” and “radical and left wing”? As ever, the publication of today’s feeder school lis(...)

Senior cycle education in secondary school could have a more rigorous vocational dimension, according to an OECD analysis.

The Leaving Cert should have a more rigorous vocational focus and give real work-based experience to students, according to a review of senior cycle b(...)

ASTI president Deirdre Mac Donald says additional work generated by Junior Cycle changes are just one of a range of new demands on teachers in recent years.  Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Major curriculum change at senior cycle level should not take place until there is a comprehensive review of the impact of Junior Cycle changes, a tea(...)