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Students across the North West will begin their Leaving Certificate, Applied and Junior Cycle examinations this morning.   They will be among the 131 thousand students that will sit the state exams.   This year marks the full return of externally delivered examinations for all candidates.   The numbers expected…

A Donegal councillor is today joining with those calling for a hybrid Leaving Certificate to be held for those doing the examination this year. Fianna Fail Councillor Micheal Naughton is proposing at a Donegal council meeting today that it call on Education Minister Norma Foley to introduce the hybrid exam.…

The former Minister for Education, Joe McHugh, has claimed that the talks which will take place between the teachers unions and the Department of Education over the next 48 hours will be vital when it comes to the staging of this year’s leaving Cert exams. The Donegal TD says the…

A Sligo Teacher’s union official has expressed his concern in relation to this year’s Leaving Cert examinations Students are being given the option between predictive grades or sitting the exams. Those who decide to sit an exam will get whichever result is higher. General Secretary of the ASTI, and Sligo…

Nearly 40 percent of Leaving Cert students are getting higher grades from the deferred exam, than they were offered in predictive grades.   More than 2,200 will be able to access their marks online from midday.   Students who earn more points than in the calculated grades will have the…

Students need a decision on what form the junior and leaving certs will take this year. Another meeting is taking place between the Department of Education and stakeholders today to consider the options. The Irish Second-Level Students Union wants calculated grades and scaled-back exams. Sligo/Leitrim Labour Spokesperson, John Davey, says…

A dispute over the legal cover for Leaving Cert teachers has been resolved between the Department of Education and ASTI. The union had concerns the state indemnity being offered didn’t go far enough in protecting teachers from potential claims by students. They’ve received clarification that if a pupil, unhappy with…