Written version of Leaving Cert to be held in November at earliest

Written version of Leaving Cert to be held in November at earliest

The written version of the Leaving Certificate exam will be held in November at the earliest, the Education Minister has said.

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David Puttnam: Leaving Cert cancellation is perfect time for examination

David Puttnam: Leaving Cert cancellation is perfect time for examination

An accumulation of knowledge gained through a grind school is not an education, film producer David Puttnam tells Education correspondent Jess Casey

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116 students register for calculated grades after Leaving Cert deadline

116 students register for calculated grades after Leaving Cert deadline

The Department of Education said it will engage with students who have yet to register for the new calculated grades system

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Almost 1,000 students fail to register for Leaving Certificate calculated grades

Almost 1,000 students fail to register for Leaving Certificate calculated grades

98% of 61,029 Leaving Certificate students have registered for the portal but 994 students did not.

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Leaving Cert calculated grades registration deadline extended until midday

Leaving Cert calculated grades registration deadline extended until midday

Almost 60,000 Leaving Cert students have registered, but the Department of Education says it is conscious of some students being unable to sign-up.

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10,000 Leaving Cert students yet to sign up for calculated grades

10,000 Leaving Cert students yet to sign up for calculated grades

Ciara Fanning, president of the Irish Second Level Students' Union, says anyone who wants a result this year needs to register.

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48,000 students sign up for Leaving Certificate calculated grades system

48,000 students sign up for Leaving Certificate calculated grades system

Registration for the system closes at 10pm on Thursday

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60% of Leaving Cert students sign up for calculated grades

60% of Leaving Cert students sign up for calculated grades

60% of Leaving Cert students have signed up to the calculated grading system set up by the government since it opened this morning.

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New Leaving Certificate online portal ‘stress-tested’ to prevent crash

New Leaving Certificate online portal ‘stress-tested’ to prevent crash

More than 61,000 students are expected to register on the portal from 10am on Tuesday

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New registration portal for Leaving Cert students to receive calculated grades

New registration portal for Leaving Cert students to receive calculated grades

Leaving Cert students have until Thursday to register their details with the Department of Education to ensure they receive calculated grades, as the time-sensitive registration process opens tomorrow.

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Online registration for calculated Leaving Cert grades opens tomorrow morning

Online registration for calculated Leaving Cert grades opens tomorrow morning

Online registration for calculated grades in this year's set of Leaving Certificate examinations opens tomorrow at 10am.

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Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: School profiling is not the solution to the Leaving Cert impasse

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire: School profiling is not the solution to the Leaving Cert impasse

Donnchadh Ó Laoghaire says the Government should look to opening more third-level places as part of the answer to ensuring fairness for sixth-year

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Teens coping with the Leaving Cert in the time of Covid-19

Teens coping with the Leaving Cert in the time of Covid-19

Three young people tell Helen O’Callaghan about the highs and lows of their lives during the current crisis.

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Leaving Cert 'not as fair as we might think,' says Professor calling for 're-think' on exams

Leaving Cert 'not as fair as we might think,' says Professor calling for 're-think' on exams

The Leaving Cert is not as fair as people think, according to a UCD Professor and former teacher.

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Teachers get go ahead to grade thousands of Leaving Cert Students

Teachers get go ahead to grade thousands of Leaving Cert Students

State Solicitor’s Office to act for teachers if required

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McHugh: 'Everybody is in agreement' on indemnity for teachers

McHugh: 'Everybody is in agreement' on indemnity for teachers

Union demands for clarity over the proposed indemnity scheme for teachers have been met and they are satisfied, Education Minister Joe McHugh has said.

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Teachers to begin working on Leaving Cert calculated grades as union gives the go-ahead

Teachers to begin working on Leaving Cert calculated grades as union gives the go-ahead

Thousands of teachers will now begin grading Leaving Cert students as the country’s largest second-level teaching union advises its members to begin working on the process.

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ASTI: Minister wanted teachers to 'put up or shut up' by releasing Leaving Cert guidelines early

ASTI: Minister wanted teachers to 'put up or shut up' by releasing Leaving Cert guidelines early

The general secretary of the Association of Secondary Teachers in Ireland (ASTI), Kieran Christie has said that the Minister for Education acted prematurely in issuing the guidelines for teachers in assessing predicted grades for this year’s Leaving Certificate.

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Q+A: What is in the new Leaving Cert grading system?

Q+A: What is in the new Leaving Cert grading system?

Irish Examiner Education Correspondent Jess Casey provides a step-by-step guide through the newly released calculated grade process which is replacing the Leaving Certificate exams this year

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Mixed reaction to guidelines on grading Leaving Cert

Mixed reaction to guidelines on grading Leaving Cert

Teacher unions have had split reactions to the Government’s new guidelines on grading this year’s Leaving Certificate while some politicians have sharply criticised the unprecedented move.

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Leaving Cert plans in disarray as talks continue to resolve grading issue

Leaving Cert plans in disarray as talks continue to resolve grading issue

Plans for this year’s Leaving Cert have been thrown into disarray after the country’s largest second-level teaching union told members not to begin marking students as it believes the legal protection currently being offered to teachers is “unacceptable”.

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ASTI: Legal protection currently being offered to teachers 'falls short of what is required'

ASTI: Legal protection currently being offered to teachers 'falls short of what is required'

The country’s largest second-level teaching union has advised its members not to begin marking Leaving Cert students as it believes the legal protection currently being offered to teachers is unacceptable.

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Leaving Cert students who try to influence calculated grade will be reported

Leaving Cert students who try to influence calculated grade will be reported

Students who try to influence their calculated grade for the Leaving Cert will be reported to the Department of Education.

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Gifts to teachers to be considered an attempt to influence Leaving Cert grades

Gifts to teachers to be considered an attempt to influence Leaving Cert grades

Gifts for teachers will be considered as a serious attempt to influence Leaving Cert grades under new guidelines being issued to schools today.

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Letter to the Editor: Leaving Cert grading system is not level playing pitch

Letter to the Editor: Leaving Cert grading system is not level playing pitch

It is not difficult to envisage the striving honest student in a putatively "less excellent" school who will lose out on a precious college place because of this opaque and invidious "variable" currently being injected into our State Examinations equation.

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Leaving Cert: 'Detailed guidance material' to be given to schools tomorrow, Minister says

Leaving Cert: 'Detailed guidance material' to be given to schools tomorrow, Minister says

Speaking in the Dáil, Joe McHugh confirmed that Dr Áine Lawlor, former Director of the Teaching Council, has agreed to chair the Independent Steering Committee on Calculated Grades and will oversee the "quality and integrity" of the system

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ASTI: Leaving Cert students allowed to choose assessment level

ASTI: Leaving Cert students allowed to choose assessment level

Leaving Cert students will be able to choose what level they are assessed under before their calculated grades are finalised.

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Dept to send guidance on Leaving Cert grades to teachers this week

Dept to send guidance on Leaving Cert grades to teachers this week

An official guide on how to give Leaving Cert students calculated grades is expected to be issued to teachers this week.

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Letter to the Editor: Difficulties in satisfying all in Leaving Cert outcome

Letter to the Editor: Difficulties in satisfying all in Leaving Cert outcome

In his letter to the editor, ‘Leaving Cert should not define anybody’ (Irish Examiner, May 9), Paul Horan dips his personalised oar into the unique waves of challenge facing the current Leaving Cert conundrum.

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McHugh 'very open' to expanding summer support for kids with extra needs

McHugh 'very open' to expanding summer support for kids with extra needs

The education minister says he is open to expanding tuition throughout the summer months for children with severe and profound intellectual disabilities or autism.

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Learning Points: Testing time ends as Leaving Cert is finally cancelled

Learning Points: Testing time ends as Leaving Cert is finally cancelled

The cancellation of this years Leaving Certificate examination took us all by surprise.

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Italian students complete lockdown Leaving Cert in Cork

Italian students complete lockdown Leaving Cert in Cork

Two exceptional Italian teenagers stayed in a Cork school as their home country went into lockdown to complete their Leaving Cert throughout the Covid-19 pandemic.

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TDs claim predictive grade Leaving Cert discriminates against working class students

TDs claim predictive grade Leaving Cert discriminates against working class students

Last week the Government cancelled the Leaving Certificate exams which were due to begin on July 29.

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'Compelling evidence' to cancel Leaving Cert, Minister insists as scrutiny intensifies

'Compelling evidence' to cancel Leaving Cert, Minister insists as scrutiny intensifies

"It would not be the exam experience which students had prepared for and would have had an expectation of sitting before this crisis hit."

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Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says Leaving Cert 'mishandled' by minister

Aodhán Ó Ríordáin says Leaving Cert 'mishandled' by minister

The Education Minister has been accused of mishandling the Junior and Leaving Cert during the coronavirus crisis.

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Joe McHugh to answer Dáil questions on Leaving Cert cancellation

Joe McHugh to answer Dáil questions on Leaving Cert cancellation

The Education Minister will face questions in the Dáil this afternoon on the decision to scrap the Leaving Cert.

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Leaving Cert students to be ranked out of 1,000

Leaving Cert students to be ranked out of 1,000

Teachers may be expected to rank their students giving them marks out of 1,000 as fears arise over the difficulties in grading students of similar abilities through calculated grades.

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Letter to the Editor: Grinds students have unfair advantage

Letter to the Editor: Grinds students have unfair advantage

I am a Leaving Certificate student in Mount Mercy College, Cork City, and I have a number of concerns about the calculated grading system that will replace the exams, which have been cancelled because of the coronavirus.

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Leaving Cert students banned from talking to teachers about grades

Leaving Cert students banned from talking to teachers about grades

Leaving Cert students are now banned from discussing their grades with teachers.

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Joe McHugh to face Dáil questions over Leaving Cert cancellation

Joe McHugh to face Dáil questions over Leaving Cert cancellation

The Education Minister will face tough questions in the Dáil tomorrow in his first appearance since the cancellation of the Leaving Certificate exams.

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Jess Casey: Leaving Cert measures inform back-to-school considerations

Jess Casey: Leaving Cert measures inform back-to-school considerations

With the Leaving Cert cancelled, attention now turns to the problems associated with schools reopening in September, says Jess Casey

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FF calls for greater transparency around re-opening of schools

FF calls for greater transparency around re-opening of schools

Fianna Fáil’s education spokesperson Thomas Byrne has called on the Department of Education to be more transparent in its communications and to work towards reopening schools in September.

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McHugh to face Dáil questions on Leaving Cert cancellation

McHugh to face Dáil questions on Leaving Cert cancellation

Education Minister Joe McHugh will face Dáil questions on the cancellation of the Leaving Cert on Wednesday.

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Leaving Cert cancellation was 'right decision at right time', says President of Maynooth

Leaving Cert cancellation was 'right decision at right time', says President of Maynooth

The president of Maynooth University, Professor Philip Nolan has said that Maynooth university expects to admit a “near to normal cohort” of first year students this autumn.

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Letters to the Editor: Calculated grades must have a level playing field

Letters to the Editor: Calculated grades must have a level playing field

I write to express my empathy with all Leaving Cert candidates now that this year’s Leaving Cert won’t go ahead. I also thought it might be interesting reflect on the Leaving Certificate education process in 21st-century Ireland by paraphrasing the words of 1916 leader Patrick H Pearse, who was executed 104 years ago this week.

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Teachers' unions seek clarity on predictive Leaving Cert grading

Teachers' unions seek clarity on predictive Leaving Cert grading

The country's largest teachers' union is seeking legal advice over fears teachers could be sued due to the calculated grades they give this year's Leaving Cert students.

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Protocol needed for parents lobbying teachers over Leaving Cert grades

Protocol needed for parents lobbying teachers over Leaving Cert grades

An official protocol to document when a student, or their parents, attempt to lobby teachers to improve their calculated Leaving Cert grades must be put in place to protect schools.

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ASTI agrees to Leaving Cert grade plan but has 'concerns'

ASTI agrees to Leaving Cert grade plan but has 'concerns'

The Association of Secondary Teachers of Ireland is joining the Teachers Union of Ireland in backing the predictive grades system, which will replace this year's Leaving Cert.

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The Irish Examiner View: Unfortunate but pragmatic Leaving Cert decisions

The Irish Examiner View: Unfortunate but pragmatic Leaving Cert decisions

The decision by the Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) to support calculated grading process for this year’s Leaving Cert is welcome. In a very trying situation where options and time were limited, clarity urgently needed and no immediate end to the pandemic in sight, it is difficult to imagine an alternate, viable response that might win universal approval.

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Demands for legislation to protect teachers from parental pressure on Leaving Cert assessments

Demands for legislation to protect teachers from parental pressure on Leaving Cert assessments

The Teachers' Union of Ireland says they will work with the proposal and will meet with the Department of Education to make sure it is fair for each student.

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Predicted Leaving Certificate grades spark fears of legal action

Predicted Leaving Certificate grades spark fears of legal action

Education Minister Joe McHugh has admitted the State could be opening itself up to legal action from student's and parents over the decision taken to predict their grades to avoid students having to sit down to do their exams.

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Leaving Cert: Dept of Education to establish special unit to 'ensure fairness'

Leaving Cert: Dept of Education to establish special unit to 'ensure fairness'

The Minister for Education has confirmed that the Leaving Certificate exam has been postponed this year.

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Calculated grades: plus points and trying questions

Calculated grades: plus points and trying questions

The decision to cancel this year's Leaving Certificate examinations has prompted debate over the 'calculated grades' method for grading students' performance and results. Two secondary-school teachers set out their positions on a contentious matter.

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Leaving Cert cancellation 'the right call' for Limerick camogie standout

Leaving Cert cancellation 'the right call' for Limerick camogie standout

For rising camogie star Shauna D’Arcy, cancelling this year’s Leaving Cert exams was the right call.

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'Disadvantaged students will now be doubly disadvantaged' - Parties react to Leaving Cert cancellation

'Disadvantaged students will now be doubly disadvantaged' - Parties react to Leaving Cert cancellation

The Government's political rivals say that "appalling" school profiling in lieu of the Leaving Cert will further inequality in education.

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'There are legal vulnerabilities around this', Minister says of Leaving Cert cancellation

'There are legal vulnerabilities around this', Minister says of Leaving Cert cancellation

Cancelling the Leaving Certificate is open to legal challenge, according to the Minister for Education.

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Minister for Education confirms Leaving Certificate postponed

Minister for Education confirms Leaving Certificate postponed

The written exams are set to be cancelled because of the coronavirus pandemic.

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