Sinn Féin education spokesman Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire  has called for a ‘plan B’ for any students unable to get a calculated grade. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Teachers are being advised to “securely destroy” any supporting documentation they generate in reaching a decision on a students’ grades. This may in(...)

Significant numbers of Leaving Cert students are likely to defer taking up college places this year because of disruption linked to the coronavirus pandemic

Significant numbers of Leaving Cert students are likely to defer taking up college places this year because of disruption linked to the coronavirus pa(...)

All Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied students are required to register by 10pm on Thursday for their calculated grades.

How do I apply to receive my calculated grades? All Leaving Cert and Leaving Cert Applied students are required to register on gov.ie/leavingcertifi(...)

Planning on starting college in September? It will soon be time for you to submit a definitive list of course options as the CAO’s Change of Mind deadline approaches.

Now that the Leaving Cert has been cancelled and you have no further contact with your teachers in school (due to Department of Education guidelines) (...)

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 (...)

A teacher will only be able to use the indemnity in cases where they have performed in a professional, bona fide, manner in applying calculated grades.

The white-knuckle ride that is the Leaving Cert for the class of 2020 continues apace. The Association of Secondary Teachers’ Ireland (ASTI)’s direct(...)

More than 60,000 students are set to receive calculated grades. File photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times.

The country’s biggest secondary teachers’ union has advised its members to engage in awarding calculated grades to Leaving Certificate students after (...)

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(...)

The new calculated grades system is being set up following the cancellation of Leaving Cert exams on public health grounds due to Covid-19. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Plans to award thousands of Leaving Cert students predicted grades have been thrown into doubt after the country’s biggest secondary teachers’union di(...)

Sharing of desks, books, devices and other materials should be minimised, while there should be rules around the use of staff rooms. File photograph: Getty

Parents should be required to agree a “general contract” when schools reopen in which they accept new terms and conditions that balance the safety of (...)

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