Leaving Cert Results – What’s Next?

Leaving Cert Results – What’s Next?

Today, Monday 7th September 2020, over 60,000 students received their Leaving Cert results, this year delivered in the form of a calculated grades system. This system works to establish a student’s grade by using a process of combining teacher assessment, which is then sent to the Dept of Education for standardisation and a final grade […]

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Leaving Cert Results Helpline

Leaving Cert Results Helpline

Over 60, 000 Leaving Cert Students received their results today. Congratulations to all students. Please note below that there is Leaving Cert Results Helpline available to students. Please be sure to double check that your log in details for the Calculated Grades Student Portal are correct. The National Parents Council Post Primary (NPCPP), the umbrella […]

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Leaving Certificate Exams Postponed

Leaving Certificate Exams Postponed

The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh T.D. has announced that the Leaving Certificate exams have been postponed.  All students will be offered the option of accepting Calculated Grades or sitting Leaving Certificate written examinations at a later date. Leaving Certificate Exams Following the decision, all students are to be offered the option of receiving […]

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Have you unused laptops for TECH2STUDENTS?

Have you unused laptops for TECH2STUDENTS?

In response to the need being experienced by many students in DEIS schools, Trinity Access (TCD) and Camara Education Ireland, in partnership with the ESB have launched a campaign to source laptops to give out to Leaving Cert students in need. TECH2STUDENTS: How Does It work? Volunteers from our partner, ESB will collect the laptop […]

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Mostly good news on this year’s CAO points

Mostly good news on this year’s CAO points

Many students sitting the Leaving Cert spend a lot of time worrying about CAO points. The points for third-level courses can fluctuate. This makes it impossible to know how many points students will need for their first choice courses. There is mostly good news for the more than 52,000 people who received their first CAO […]

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Surge in interest in Polish medical colleges

Surge in interest in Polish medical colleges

Over twenty students have already been accepted to prestigious Polish medical colleges this year before the Leaving Cert has even finished. Each year more school leavers are looking to add options for their future studies. The Leaving Cert exams finish on until Friday, 24th June, and every year they cause stress to students and their […]

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Sporting success: PE in the Leaving Cert

Sporting success: PE in the Leaving Cert

Government ministers and educators may not be on the best of terms at this point in time, but one proposal they seem to agree on is that physical activity (PE) should included as an examinable subject in the Leaving Certificate. A survey conducted by Professor Niall Moyna of Dublin City University (DCU) showed that support […]

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Leaving the Leaving Cert

Leaving the Leaving Cert

So the fuss is almost all over for 2013’s Leaving Cert students. I say nearly, because there is still the bevy of first- and second-round college offers to look forward to. Preliminary reports in the media have exhibited an almost obsessive tendency to cite numbers: students who sat Higher Maths, and the percentage of them […]

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Demand for college places to exceed supply by 2015

Demand for college places to exceed supply by 2015

  According to the Higher Education Authority’s Chief Executive Tom Boland, this year’s crop of Leaving Certificate students may be the last to avail of the approximate equality between the number of higher education places that are available to them and the demand to fill those places. Speaking to the Irish Times, Mr Boland  commented: […]

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Transition to third-level education set to ease

Transition to third-level education set to ease

So the CAO system is to receive its first-ever shake up. The proposed reforms of Ruairí Quinn, Minister for Education and Skills, are still a little shy of detail, but they have been outlined. The three main changes are: A significant reduction in CAO Level 8 (honours) courses. There will now be far less course specificity as […]

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