Conor Gallagher from Ballsbridge, who got nine A1s in the Leaving Cert last year, celebrates with classmates. One student repeated the feat this year and got nine A1s. Photograph: Eric Luke

For every Leaving Cert student, today is a landmark occasion in a very personal educational journey. But the results are also being closely watched by(...)

Diving back into studying for the Leaving Cert takes courage and motivation throughout is critical. Photograph: Getty Images

If you didn’t get the Leaving Cert results you wanted or needed, these next few days and weeks will naturally be taken up with a bit of soul-search(...)

A surge in the number of students taking higher level Mathematics in the Leaving Certificate is set to push more college courses through the 500 point(...)

An exam hall.  Almost 119,000 students are registered for this year’s Leaving Certificate exams. Photograph: David Jones/PA Wire

The number of Leaving Certificate students taking higher-level maths continues to rise with over a third of those sitting this year’s exams declaring(...)

Students are besieged with constant reminders of the importance of the Leaving Cert on their life choices and the significance of good results. Pressu(...)

As the the Leaving and Junior Certificate exams kick off from June 3rd, thousands of students are making last minute preparations for the state exa(...)

President of Institute of Guidance Counsellors Betty McLaughlin with a student at her school, Colaiste Mhuire in, Mullingar Co Westmeath. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The removal of a dedicated guidance counselling service from secondary schools “has entrenched the privilege of those who are already privileged”, the(...)

The Institute of Guidance Councillors has welcomed plans to award “compensatory” CAO points to students who score below the existing 40 per cent pass (...)

NUI Maynooth: Aims to give school-leavers more flexibility in their study options

Maynooth University plans to halve the number of entry routes it lists on the CAO by September 2016 in a bid to give school-leavers more flexibility (...)

 Abbot of Glenstal Abbey Mark Patrick Hederman: “In Ireland at any rate, the child is the very last item in the pecking order.” Photo: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The education system is at risk of becoming enslaved “to the imperative of economic growth”, the Abbot of Glenstal Abbey has said in a biting critique(...)

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