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It is critical that we seize the opportunity to overhaul the Leaving Cert, says Minister for Education Norma Foley. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

There is a pressing need to bring the Leaving Certificate and senior cycle “forward into the 21st century”, Minister for Education Norma Foley has sai(...)

Students opting for both the exams and accredited grade options this year will automatically receive the better grade in each of their subjects. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The vast majority of Leaving Cert students have registered for written exams or accredited grades ahead of a deadline which expired on Tuesday. There(...)

A Canadian company linked to coding errors which led to some  Leaving Cert students receiving incorrect grades has defended its work. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

A Canadian company linked to coding errors which led to thousands of Leaving Cert students receiving incorrect grades last year has defended the quali(...)

In 2002, 61 per cent of young people aged 15-17 who had ever smoked reported having their first cigarette at age 13 or younger, compared to 32.1 per cent in 2018.

Rates of smoking, alcohol and cannabis use among school-aged children have significantly decreased since 1998, while the number of children who report(...)

The upheavals of the last two academic years mean that thorough reforms are required now more than ever. Photograph: iStock

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 students protesting outside the Department of Education last September over the calculated grades process. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

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(...)

Jennifer Cummins of the Ballymun Anseo school completion programme, with Lorraine Uzell, Jackie Hogg, Katie Walsh and Romy Garci –  fellow staff members – onscreen. Photograph: Alan Betson

Jennifer Cummins’s job is to help prevent pupils from dropping out of school. At a time of huge disruption to the school year and a shift to online le(...)

When choosing Leaving Cert subjects, be sure to check the   minimum entry requirements for courses you are interested in. Photograph: iStock

My son is in transition year and has recently been asked by his school to select his subjects for the Leaving Cert. He’s unsure what to pick and I wor(...)

Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris has confirmed that a total of 554 honours degree college offers will be made to students this week. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

More than 550 students who sat the postponed Leaving Cert are to receive improved CAO offers this week on foot of securing improved grades in the writ(...)

Leaving Certificate candidates will be credited with the higher subject grade achieved between the calculated grade and the written examination. File photograph: Getty

Almost 40 per cent of Leaving Cert grades achieved in the written exams last year were higher than those given through the calculated grade process, f(...)

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