Rebecca Carter

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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(...)

Grangegorman will be the new home of Technological University Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Leaving Cert reform: decision time Classrooms in the run-up to the Leaving can resemble military training grounds where students are drilled to produ(...)

The Irish education system is highly unusual in its reliance on voluntary work to support schools. Photograph: Getty Images

Schools are struggling to recruit time-pressed parents and members of the community to serve in a voluntary basis on school boards. The move has prom(...)

Veterinary student Rebecca Carter at the UCD Students Union on her first day of college following her High Court appeal case to get a marking mistake fixed. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Leaving Certificate students who appeal their results will from next year get their results in time to start their chosen college course in the same a(...)

A breakdown of the Leaving Cert exam paper appeals this year  shows that accountancy yielded the highest proportion of upgrades at 45 per cent.

About 300 Leaving Cert students look set to secure higher preference CAO offers after receiving upgrades to their exam results. On Wednesday, the Sta(...)

Veterinary student  Rebecca Carter at the UCD Students Union on her first day of college following her High Court appeal case to get a marking mistake fixed. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney Collins

Many more Leaving Cert students who secure upgrades to their exams will be accepted on to degree courses in UCD this year on an “exceptional” basis fo(...)

 Rebecca Carter with her parents Annemaire and  Niall  following her successful High Court action. Photograph:  Gareth Chaney/Collins

A High Court judge has said situations such as that experienced by students like Rebecca Carter, whose Leaving Cert exam points were wrongly totted up(...)

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