Leaving Cert

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An external view of Oberstown Children’s Detention Centre. Photograph:  Fennells

Oberstown Children Detention Campus, where Boy A and Boy B have been remanded in custody pending sentencing for the murder of Ana Kriégel, is situated(...)

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(...)

“Not only are the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert/cycle exams an industry with offshoots, but so are the mocks.” Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mock exams are happening all over the country, a fact you are probably happily unaware of unless you are a student sitting them, a parent of a student(...)

Students who take the new physical education  exam in the Leaving Cert are to be given digital devices to submit videos of themselves taking part in an activity  for examiners to grade. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Students who take the new physical education (PE) exam in the Leaving Cert are to be given digital devices to submit videos of themselves taking part (...)

Students need to ask themselves honestly where they went wrong during the previous year. Photograph: Getty

Thousands of students who will receive their results on August 17th will have mixed feelings as they face into what is likely to be one of the toughes(...)

Students sitting the Leaving Certificate. “At last, pressure from pupils, parents and teachers is inspiring meaningful change.” File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Leaving Certificate is almost upon us, and with it comes a new class of bright young pupils hoping to get through two stressful weeks as quickly a(...)

The scene at Sandyford Luas depot last week during  strike. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

Luas drivers will lose a full day’s pay if they engage in planned four-hour work stoppages in the coming weeks, the operator of the light rail system (...)

When it comes to overall grades, girls are top of the class. In almost every Leaving Cert subject, girls have outperformed boys in the class of 2013 i(...)

From left: Aaron Gilmartin, Albert Wilkinson, Stuart Bridgett, Linda McCormack, Catherine Vance and Sarah Keane. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

That pivotal moment – opening an envelope – is burdened by choices. Do you take your results out to your family and open them in the relative privacy (...)

From left: Aaron Gilmartin, Albert Wilkinson, Stuart Bridgett, Linda McCormack, Catherine Vance and Sarah Keane. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

That pivotal moment – opening an envelope – is burdened by choices. Do you take your results out to your family and open them in the relative privacy (...)

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