Leaving Certificate written examinations postponed until late July/August

Leaving Certificate written examinations postponed until late July/August Junior Cycle examinations in June replaced with school-based exams and assessments early in the new school year  The Minister for Education and Skills Joe McHugh TD has today (Friday 10 April 2020) announced a series of changes to the 2020 State Examinations as part of measures to […]

Games Fleadh organisers welcome the addition of Computer Science to the Leaving Certificate

Ireland’s 15th Games Fleadh will take place on Wednesday February 28, 2018, at the LIT Campus, Thurles. Leading game companies and representative bodies including EA and Romero Games to participate in LIT/Microsoft event. Designing and building computer games will be of huge benefit to the first students of Ireland’s newest Leaving Cert subject – Computer […]

Ibec Welcomes Increase In Number Of Lleaving Certificate StudentsTaking Hhigher Level Mathematics

Ibec welcomes increase in number of leaving certificate students taking higher level mathematics Government should incentivise key subjects and move towards inquiry and experiential based learning to match skills to business needs Ibec, the group that represents Irish business, has welcomed the continued increase in the number of leaving certificate students taking higher level mathematics […]

Two Days Left To Leaving Cert Emigration (Paradox)

How many Irish students will leave this year again to pursue their dream careers? Many will, not to enjoy foreign cultures but simply to study the subject of choice, as no places are available at home.  Meanwhile Ireland’s favourite Polish medical and vet schools storm Ireland offering lots of places in the safest country in Europe. […]

Exam Helpline Open To Support Tipperary’s Leaving Cert Students

Are you uncertain about your Leaving Cert results and what they mean for you? The Exam Helpline 2017, provided by the National Parents’ Council Post Primary (NPCpp) and sponsored by eir and the Irish Independent, will  offer confidential advice, information and support to Tipperary students receiving their results. The 1800 265 165 Freephone helpline is […]

Ombudsman Reminds Leaving Certificate Students Of Their Right To Complain

Ombudsman Peter Tyndall congratulated students on their results in the Leaving Certificate examinations and reminded them that his Office can independently examine complaints against all public third-level education bodies.   The Ombudsman’s Office can examine complaints about a range of education bodies including the State Examinations Commission, Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI), Universities and Institutes […]

Leaving certificate students invited to attend the Intel Academy

This November, Intel Ireland will again be hosting an Intel Academy Program which offers a free of charge day long workshop to students who will be taking the Leaving Certificate higher level paper in Physics or Chemistry in June 2016.   The day long revision workshops will take place at the Intel Leixlip campus and […]

Community led food initiative announces 16 spaces on innovative professional culinary course

A community led initiative that serves as an educational food hub is to become the first such organisation to launch an internationally recognised certified professional cookery course. An innovative concept, ‘School of Food’ and its first fully certified Professional Cookery programme comes as a response to the shortage of professionally qualified chefs in Ireland. The programme […]