Rebecca Carter

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Sorting and despatching  Leaving Cert exam scripts. An internal research report shows it is possible  some  exam candidates candidates are disadvantaged during the marking process. Photograph: Alan Betson

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) deserves great credit for the efficient way in which the high stakes Leaving Cert examination process is manag(...)

Keep note of all important dates in the 2020 college application process. Photograph: iStock

January 20th (5.15pm): Closing date for the CAO early-bird online applications. A fee of €30 applies before this date and increases after that date to(...)

The number of upgraded college offers is up by almost 140%  this year due to the large volume of students appealing their results. Photograph: Getty Images

Government Ministers have intervened to pressurise universities into providing college places for dozens of students who were told in recent days that(...)

Over 9,000 students appealed some 17,000 Leaving Cert grades this year, the highest number on record. File photograph: Getty

The number of Leaving Cert students seeking rechecks of their marks has surged by 75 per cent, prompting the State Examinations Commission to reassure(...)

Never has a cohort of Leaving Cert students had a greater range of options and opportunities to progress successfully onto the next stage of their car(...)

From left, Matas Martinaitis, Firhouse Community College; Caitlin Young, Institute of Education; Eric Ehigie, Moyne Community School; Caoilfhinn Ní Choiligh, Loreto College, Mullingar and Mark Seale,  CBS Westland Row, Dublin 2. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

More than 55,000 Leaving Cert students are set to receive their exam results on Tuesday under a new fast-tracked process which will see college applic(...)

The timing of the Leaving Cert results and CAO offers will shift this year.

I was planning to take my daughter to a family wedding in Italy in the second half of August, but have been advised by her school principal that Leavi(...)

The changes are being introduced in the wake of a High Court challenge taken by Wexford student Rebecca Carter. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

This year’s Leaving Cert students will have to wait just 48 hours after they get their exam results to find out if they have a college place. Up unti(...)

Appeal documents filed on behalf of the Minister for Education Joe McHugh show he will argue that no such right to a third level education  exists Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Should every individual have a right to access higher or further education after they leave school? It’s a question which lies at the heart of the Mi(...)

Rebecca Carter: won a landmark case in the High Court after her points were inaccurately added up.   Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The Minister for Education is to argue that no individual has a right of access to higher education in an appeal against a landmark ruling in favour o(...)

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