All teachers should mark exam papers

Because of a shortage of applications — as in, many full-time teachers are not interested in doing the work — the Examinations Commission has to employ people who do not have teaching qualifications to mark Junior and Leaving Cert exam papers.

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Exams marked by 600 non-teachers

More than 600 non-teachers corrected Junior and Leaving Certificate exams in the last five years, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) has admitted.

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Applied maths adds up for students as Leaving Cert exams finish

Leaving Certificate 2018 ended much as it started, with warm weather and a fairly good reception for the day’s papers.

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Tric Kearney: I wasn't the most diligent of scholars...I can only imagine how I'd perform today, with temptations such as Facebook and Love Island

Today is the final day of Leaving Cert, 2018. I know many finished days ago, but some poor souls actually chose subjects such as Italian, Japanese, and applied maths.

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Leaving Cert: Brexit, budget and airlines but nothing too taxing

Questions on Brexit, budget airlines, and the environment awaited students who sat the economics Leaving Cert exams yesterday — but thankfully none of the questions proved to be too taxing.

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Trump makes the papers: America First policy scrutinised in politics exam

The divisiveness of Trump’s America First policy and the centenary of parliamentary voting rights for some women featured in the first Leaving Certificate politics and society exams.

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Leaving Cert 2018: Agricultural science ‘manageable’

Almost 8,000 Leaving Certificate agricultural science students took yesterday morning’s papers, which Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) subject spokesman Peter Keaney thought were very manageable.

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Pupils say slán to Irish with a difficult Leaving Cert paper 2

Some difficult comprehension passages opened the second higher-level Leaving Certificate Irish paper yesterday morning.

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Leaving Cert students’ tweet their reaction to Irish Paper Two

Leaving Cert students’ finally finished the second part to the Irish paper this morning after tackling Paper one yesterday evening.

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Mixed assessments of higher-level maths paper that allowed plenty of time to finish

There were mixed assessments of yesterday’s second Leaving Certificate higher level maths paper.

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Twitter highlights from Leaving Cert students' reaction to Maths Paper Two

Maths as a subject is challenging for most, with this year's paper proving to be no exception.

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Teachers and students react to the Leaving and Junior Cert Geography paper

There was mixed reaction to the Leaving Cert Geography paper today, while the Junior Cert paper didn't deviate far from the usual pattern of previous papers.

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Leaving Cert: Plenty of Larkin about for English students as standard proves pleasing

The higher-level English paper two for Leaving Certificate students was deemed fair and appropriately challenging by one teacher yesterday evening.

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Teachers give their reaction to English Paper one

This year's paper was well received by students and teachers alike.

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Comparison, hyperbole and poetry: Leaving students react to English Paper one

Check out these Twitter reactions from leaving cert students after English Paper one.

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Tweets of wisdom for prospective Leaving Cert students

Everyone has got an opinion on the Leaving cert and these tweets are the some of the best

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Record numbers to sit higher-level Leaving Certificate maths

A record number of students are in line to take higher- level Leaving Certificate maths on Friday.

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'Eat well, sleep well' - President of ASTI advises exam students ahead of tomorrow

The President of the ASTI is reminding Leaving and Junior Certificate students to get plenty of rest between exams.

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Significant drop in applications for maths and science courses

There has been a significant drop in the number of students choosing third-level courses in computing, maths and physics-based sciences this year.

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Call for Leaving Cert oral exams to be conducted during Easter break

There have been calls for teachers to carry out Leaving Certificate oral examinations during the Easter break - due to concerns over a shortage of state examiners.

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Decision day for Leaving Certs as CAO deadline approaches

It is decision day for thousands of secondary school students thinking of going to college.

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PLC courses poorly connected to labour market requirements - report

A report into Post Leaving Cert courses finds that the sector is poorly connected to the requirements labour market.

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First computer science Leaving Cert exam set for 2020

Students at 40 schools will take the first computerised Leaving Certificate exam in 2020.

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PE to become Leaving Cert subject from September

Secondary schools students will be able to study PE as a Leaving Cert subject from September.

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