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#State Exams

# state-exams - Wednesday 30 June, 2021

Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption
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# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:40 PM 24,933 Views 6 Comments

Additional choice was incorporated in Junior and Leaving Cert exams this year and will again next year.

# state-exams - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

As it happened: Latest developments as Leaving Cert 2021 plan announced by minister
Live Feb 17th 2021, 6:47 PM

As it happened: Latest developments as Leaving Cert 2021 plan announced by minister

  • Leaving Cert students are to be given the option not to sit exams and instead apply for calculated grades
  • Oral and practical elements of the Leaving Certificate will also go ahead
  • The Junior Certificate has been cancelled

# state-exams - Friday 12 February, 2021

Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?
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# State Exams

Explainer: What's happening with the Leaving Cert?

Feb 12th 2021, 12:48 PM 12,362 Views 40 Comments

It’s been a chaotic 24 hours.

# state-exams - Tuesday 2 February, 2021

Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today
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# State Exams

Over 2,000 Leaving Cert students who sat written exams to receive results today

Feb 2nd 2021, 7:28 AM 20,094 Views 11 Comments

Of the 4,925 grades being sent to students today, 40% were higher than their Calculated Grade results.

# state-exams - Wednesday 27 January, 2021

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert alternatives under consideration but clarity to be given within the next few weeks, says Tánaiste

Jan 27th 2021, 3:58 PM 24,331 Views 38 Comments

Alternatives to the Leaving Cert exam are being considered by the national advisory committee on the exams this afternoon.

# state-exams - Friday 22 January, 2021

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Survey and emails from 'stressed' students presented to State exam Advisory Group

Jan 22nd 2021, 3:42 PM 16,635 Views 19 Comments

A survey found that most Leaving Cert students wanted a choice between Calculated Grades or in-person exams.

# state-exams - Wednesday 20 January, 2021

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving Cert 2021: Students want a choice of written exam or Calculated Grades

Jan 20th 2021, 2:40 PM 27,614 Views 30 Comments

73% of second-level students said they feel either very unsafe or unsafe at schools reopening.

# state-exams - Thursday 3 September, 2020

The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work
# Podcast
# Podcast

The Explainer: Leaving Cert results are out on Monday - here's how it'll work

Sep 3rd 2020, 6:00 AM 27,789 Views 9 Comments

We take a look at how the calculated grades system will work.

# state-exams - Wednesday 26 August, 2020

Postponed Leaving Certificate written exams will start on 16 November
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# State Exams

Postponed Leaving Certificate written exams will start on 16 November

Aug 26th 2020, 4:33 PM 23,538 Views 14 Comments

These are for those who couldn’t get access to Calculated Grades, who opted for written exams, or who wish to appeal the Calculated Grade they received.

# state-exams - Monday 17 August, 2020

Northern Ireland GCSE students will now be awarded teachers' grades without standardisation
# State Exams
# State Exams

Northern Ireland GCSE students will now be awarded teachers' grades without standardisation

Aug 17th 2020, 8:15 AM 17,039 Views 7 Comments

This comes after accusations of inequality over the calculated A-level results, which were issued to students last Thursday.

# state-exams - Saturday 15 August, 2020

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?
# Explainer
# Explainer

What insight did we get about the Leaving Cert Calculated Grades after the furore in the UK?

Aug 15th 2020, 6:30 AM 21,902 Views 11 Comments

There has been concern from the start about ‘standardising’ Leaving Cert grades – this has been somewhat vindicated this week.

# state-exams - Wednesday 27 May, 2020

Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system
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# State Exams

Over 48,000 Leaving Cert students have registered for Calculated Grades system

May 27th 2020, 2:32 PM 14,922 Views 9 Comments

That leaves around 13,000 Leaving Cert students who have not yet registered.

# state-exams - Sunday 10 May, 2020

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should Leaving Cert students be awarded full marks for oral and practical exams?

May 10th 2020, 10:52 AM 67,573 Views 113 Comments

The main teachers’ union the ASTI called for that measure today.

# state-exams - Saturday 9 May, 2020

Here's the score: What we know about marks, grades and appeals in the Leaving Cert 'Plan C'
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# State Exams

Here's the score: What we know about marks, grades and appeals in the Leaving Cert 'Plan C'

May 9th 2020, 4:10 PM 35,126 Views 36 Comments

There has been a lot of concerns about bright students in schools with poor Leaving Cert track records suffering under these rules.

Why was the 29 July date cancelled? When will results be out? Questions about the new Leaving Cert plan answered
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# State Exams

Why was the 29 July date cancelled? When will results be out? Questions about the new Leaving Cert plan answered

May 9th 2020, 12:05 AM 46,212 Views 78 Comments

Here’s the detail and practicalities of what’s been decided.

# state-exams - Wednesday 6 May, 2020

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans
# Coronavirus
# Coronavirus

'Alternative assessment models' discussed at meeting about Leaving Cert plans

May 6th 2020, 3:57 PM 17,665 Views 38 Comments

Most students want the exams to be cancelled, according to a new survey.

# state-exams - Saturday 2 May, 2020

Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert
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# State Exams

Fianna Fáil says the time has come to cancel the Leaving Cert

May 2nd 2020, 1:19 PM 36,957 Views 48 Comments

The party’s education spokesperson says the uncertainty is causing stress for students and parents.

# state-exams - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

Junior Cert students to receive 'certificates of completion' from State and written report from school
# State Exams
# State Exams

Junior Cert students to receive 'certificates of completion' from State and written report from school

Apr 29th 2020, 1:50 PM 129,042 Views 84 Comments

Plans to hold a school-based version of the Junior Cert in the autumn have been cancelled.

# state-exams - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Majority of parents surveyed opposed to July/August start for Leaving Cert
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# State Exams

Majority of parents surveyed opposed to July/August start for Leaving Cert

Apr 23rd 2020, 8:51 AM 35,279 Views 39 Comments

29 July has been pencilled in as the most likely date by which the Leaving Cert would start.

# state-exams - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

'It's not realistic or viable' to hold Leaving Cert practical exams in current timeframe
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# State Exams

'It's not realistic or viable' to hold Leaving Cert practical exams in current timeframe

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:20 AM 39,221 Views 52 Comments

Students with oral exams and music practicals have been awarded full marks – but other practical exams are to still go ahead.

# state-exams - Tuesday 14 April, 2020

'We're not the ones making that decision': Tony Holohan refuses to be drawn on whether Leaving Cert will happen
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

'We're not the ones making that decision': Tony Holohan refuses to be drawn on whether Leaving Cert will happen

Apr 14th 2020, 6:55 PM 115,916 Views 84 Comments

The Leaving Cert has been postponed from its usual June period to late July or early August.

# state-exams - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days
# State Exams
# State Exams

Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days

Apr 8th 2020, 1:33 PM 77,902 Views 101 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to meet on Friday.

# state-exams - Friday 3 April, 2020

France cancels traditional end of secondary school exams in favour of continuous assessment
# Le Bac
# Le Bac

France cancels traditional end of secondary school exams in favour of continuous assessment

Apr 3rd 2020, 4:48 PM 23,622 Views 61 Comments

The ‘bac’ has been a rite of passage for French students since it was introduced by Napoleon in 1808.

# state-exams - Friday 31 May, 2019

Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules

May 31st 2019, 8:50 AM 33,019 Views 36 Comments

Earlier this year, a student spoke on the radio about having to sit her Leaving Cert a day after her mother died.

# state-exams - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams

May 14th 2019, 12:06 PM 25,775 Views 9 Comments

The SEC said reports that some subjects would be marked using computers were ‘misleading’.

# state-exams - Friday 18 January, 2019

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died
# State Exams
# State Exams

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died

Jan 18th 2019, 2:36 PM 36,021 Views 24 Comments

Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.

# state-exams - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

D-Day for the nation's secondary school students as the Leaving and Junior Cert gets under way
# Dun Dun Dun
# Dun Dun Dun

D-Day for the nation's secondary school students as the Leaving and Junior Cert gets under way

Jun 6th 2018, 6:00 AM 6,553 Views 20 Comments

Over 120,000 students around the country will begin their exams today.

# state-exams - Sunday 3 June, 2018

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?
# Splitting The Stones
# Splitting The Stones

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

Jun 3rd 2018, 10:00 PM 110,354 Views 46 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

# state-exams - Saturday 13 January, 2018

How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams
# Young Scientist
# Young Scientist

How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams

Jan 13th 2018, 5:30 PM 10,083 Views 5 Comments

It’s almost as accurate as a human.

# state-exams - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

"That's me!": Donegal student hears about himself during Irish listening exam
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

"That's me!": Donegal student hears about himself during Irish listening exam

Jun 15th 2016, 3:29 PM 44,381 Views 10 Comments

A great day for the parish…

# state-exams - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths

Apr 28th 2016, 6:00 AM 11,614 Views 52 Comments

More students have been opting to do the higher level paper in recent years.

# state-exams - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Here's how students got on in the Leaving Cert
# What You Get?
# What You Get?

Here's how students got on in the Leaving Cert

Aug 12th 2015, 6:04 AM 55,475 Views 42 Comments

Pretty well. Fair play.

# state-exams - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Investigation underway after examiner pictured correcting Leaving Cert paper on a train
# Not Correct
# Not Correct

Investigation underway after examiner pictured correcting Leaving Cert paper on a train

Jul 2nd 2015, 9:21 AM 48,800 Views 90 Comments

The woman was pictured appearing to correct the higher level history paper on Tuesday.

# state-exams - Friday 5 June, 2015

16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers
# Brenda And The Wasp
From The Daily Edge
# Brenda And The Wasp

16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers

Jun 5th 2015, 11:12 AM 21,351 Views 3 Comments

We all need a laugh at this difficult time.

# state-exams - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results
# CAO 2014
# CAO 2014

In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results

Aug 13th 2014, 10:54 PM 49,957 Views 16 Comments

Which subject had the highest failure rate? Which one had the most amount of As?

Photos: Leaving Cert students collect their results and warm the cockles of our hearts
# Class Of 2014
# Class Of 2014

Photos: Leaving Cert students collect their results and warm the cockles of our hearts

Aug 13th 2014, 6:04 PM 30,214 Views 17 Comments

LOOK HOW HAPPY THEY ARE.

Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results?

Aug 13th 2014, 8:58 AM 20,476 Views 41 Comments

Did you scream with joy, have a little cry, or let out a loud “meh”?

Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here's some useful advice
# Results Day
# Results Day

Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here's some useful advice

Aug 13th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,709 Views 7 Comments

“Regardless of what results lie in that envelope, remember all the dedication and hard work you put in”.

# state-exams - Monday 11 August, 2014

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?

Aug 11th 2014, 9:16 AM 15,965 Views 95 Comments

Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.

# state-exams - Saturday 7 June, 2014

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams

Jun 7th 2014, 9:45 AM 11,015 Views 11 Comments

How many A4 pages will be used? How many people set the tests? How many subjects are being examined? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

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