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Students with these higher grades will not be downgraded as exam candidates are not penalised for such errors.

Almost 8,000 Leaving Cert grades issued this year were higher than they should have been due to coding errors in the calculated grades process, accord(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley expressed regret to students for what had happened at a press conference

An independent review of errors in the calculated grading process which led to thousands of students receiving the wrong results only focused on a sam(...)

 Leaving Cert students protesting against calculated grades outside the Department of Education in Dublin in September.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

So, exactly how many students have now been affected by errors in grades? A total of 6,100 Leaving Cert students across 610 schools will get upgrade(...)

The precise number of students who will receive higher grades will not be available until a series of verification checks are completed. Photograph: The Irish Times

So how, exactly, did the errors occur? Two errors were discovered in the coding process or algorithm used to implement the standardisation process af(...)

The Irish Universities Association said third level institutes will work with the Department of Higher Education to accommodate students who are entitled to college places. Photograph: iStock

Minister for Education Norma Foley has said that the maximum number of third level places possible will be made available to students who have been im(...)

Minister for Education Norma Foley speaking at a press conference on the coding errors found in the Leaving Cert calculated grades system. Photograph: Maxwells

Up to 1,000 extra college places may be needed for students due to errors in calculated grades issued to thousands of Leaving Cert candidates. Minist(...)

Victoria Xu (17), who attended The Institute of Education in Dublin, had six of her Leaving Cert marks downgraded through the calculated grades process.

A Leaving Cert student who had six of her marks downgraded through the calculated grades process has said she feels “lost and hopeless”. A breakdown (...)

Almost 100 Leaving Cert students had six or more of their teachers’ estimated grades lowered under the Department of Education’s calculated grades process, new figures show. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Almost 100 Leaving Cert students had six or more of their teachers’ estimated grades lowered under the Department of Education’s calculated grades pro(...)

Leaving Cert 2020 applicants who have not to date secured one of their preferred CAO places can now apply to  sit the examination.

Some 41,681 CAO applicants have accepted a Level 8 CAO offer to-date, 2,518 more acceptances than at this stage in 2019. These additional places wer(...)

CAO Round Two: Students have until midday on Friday, 25 September, to accept if they receive an offer.

Download full Level 8 Round 2 listings here Download Level 6 and 7 ordinary bachelor degree/ higher certificate courses here Some 1,098 applicants (...)

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