Some union and school management bodies have suggested that oral   exams should be held during the Easter break, which could make it easier to source teachers. Photograph: Getty Images

Education authorities are still seeking teachers to work as examiners just weeks ahead of the start of the Leaving Cert oral exams due to a shortage o(...)

 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(...)

  Rebecca Carter (18), of Ardcolm Drive, Castlebridge, Co Wexford, leaving court on Tuesday.  Photograph: Conor Ó Mearáin

An 18-year-old Co Wexford student, whose Leaving Cert marks were wrongly totted up by an examiner, could lose her chance of a place in a college veter(...)

The examinations run until Wednesday 20th June for Junior Certificate/Cycle subjects and Friday 22nd June for Leaving Certificate subjects.

Exams are under way this morning as more than 120,000 students start more than two weeks of Leaving Certificate and Junior Cycle examinations. Examin(...)

Permission to bring judicial review proceedings against the commission was granted on Monday. Photograph: Collins

A student with dyspraxia, and speech and language difficulties is suing the State Examination Commission for refusing to give her a reader assistant (...)

Our standardised exams are one-dimensional and cannot reflect the diversity of contemporary culture or prepare students for a society in a constant state of flux

The structure of our second level classrooms mirrors the stifling rigidity of the curriculum at Junior and Leaving Cert. The teacher stands at the h(...)

Ben O’Leary Fitzpatrick: received his Leaving Cert Applied results this week.

So, what’s up and what’s down this year? The CAO points required for more than half of all honours degree college courses have dropped. Some of th(...)

The State Examination Commission has withheld the Leaving Cert results of 38 students this year amid suspicions of cheating.

Click here to download a PDF of the CAO's 2017 Round One offers: The State Examination Commission (SEC) has withheld (...)

Careers counselors report that more students are looking at study options for courses taught through English in countries like the Netherlands, Denmark, Poland and Germany. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

If you didn’t do as well as you’d hoped in your Leaving Certificate but still want to get to third-level education, there are more options out there t(...)

Junior Cert students stand to lose up to 10 per cent in their English exams because of  a union row over classroom assessments. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The State Examinations Commission has said it cannot award extra marks to thousands of junior cycle students who face losing 10 per cent in their Eng(...)

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