Leaving Cert diary: ‘It felt more like a class test than a major State exam’
- June 9, 2021, 19:18
Ava O’Shea This last week has dragged out. Since we sat our last in-school exams as part of the accredited grades process, it has felt like we should(...)
Teachers set to run remote classes during future school closures
- June 1, 2021, 18:45
Teachers’ unions say they will “engage” with Department of Education reforms which would spell the end of school closures for snow, bad weather or oth(...)
Junior Cert students ‘disengaged’ due to exam cancellation
- May 12, 2021, 01:00
Many Junior Cert students disengaged from learning when they realised the State exams were likely to be cancelled, new research shows. An analysis of(...)
The Secret Teacher: Must we go back to State exams as we know them next year?
- May 11, 2021, 00:00
With the new style in-house Leaving Cert grades very much on my mind, I’ve been trying to establish how much past data and how much future speculation(...)
Will grade inflation affect my hopes of securing a course in the UK or Ireland?
- March 16, 2021, 00:00
We live in Donegal and my daughter has applied for college places through Ucas and the CAO. Given recent changes in the UK and Ireland regarding how s(...)
The Secret Teacher: This year’s Leaving Certs are the hardest workers we’ve ever known
- March 2, 2021, 00:00
The current focus in Government offices is on what is of national importance, the Leaving Certificate. It falls to leadership energy in schools to ac(...)
Leaving Cert 2020 calculated grades: What lessons should be learned?
- February 22, 2021, 00:03
The memo was hastily written, but the sentiment clear: there was a danger some students would be “thrown under the bus” by late changes to the calcula(...)
Q&A: What kind of choice will students have in this year’s Leaving Cert?
- February 17, 2021, 16:47
What will the format of the Leaving Certificate be this year? All Leaving Cert students will be given the option of availing of calculated grades and(...)
Labour seeks ban on advertising by gambling companies
- Irish News
- February 17, 2021, 13:38
The Labour Party has called for a ban on advertising by gambling companies, saying it is “poisoning” families. However, the party stopped short of ca(...)
Junior Cert is likely to be cancelled to allow focus on Leaving Cert
- February 16, 2021, 20:49
This year’s Junior Cert exams for 60,000 students look likely to be cancelled after education authorities confirmed that it will not be possible to ho(...)
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