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Students will have to familiarise themselves with using the virtual learning environment  this year  due to  the increasing emphasis on  social distancing caused by the Covid-19 virus.

As prospective students finalise their CAO choices and social restrictions introduced to disrupt the coronavirus pandemic are eased, what should this (...)

Selecting a college course requires a considerable  level of planning and commitment. Too many students end up dropping out of courses for which they are unsuitable.

With all the uncertainty that Leaving Cert students have been living with over the past three months it is only now that they can turn their minds to (...)

The class of 2020 faces lots of questions this year. Photograph: iStock

Will CAO points for my course go up or down? Should I defer college until the Covid-19 fallout subsides? Will it be worth getting student accommodat(...)

Detailed guidance for teachers on how to apply calculated grades for Leaving Cert students is due to be issued on Thursday. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

How, simply, will the calculated grades process work? There are two stages to the process. First, teachers will be asked to provide an estimated per(...)

Teachers’ unions and principals were consulting with the Department  on Tuesday over the final details of the official guidance which is due to be issued to thousands of teachers in the country’s 700-plus secondary schools this week. Photograph: Mark Stedman/

Teachers will be directed to declare conflicts of interest when grading Leaving Cert students who are close family members under official guidance to (...)

The 2020 Leaving Certificate written examinations previously scheduled to start on July 29th  have been cancelled. File photograph: The Irish Times

This year’s Leaving Cert exams have been cancelled in favour of students being awarded predictive grades or calculated grades based on their classwork(...)

Minister of State for higher education Mary Mitchell O’Connor: anticipated sharp increase in number of grant applications for 2020/21 academic year. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

Record numbers of students are expected to apply for grants in the coming academic year due to the volume of families affected by unemployment or redu(...)

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