The UK’s exit from the European Union (EU) could lead to a significant increases in CAO points, Dublin City University (DCU) President Brian MacCraith has warned. Speaking to the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education, which is examining the impact of Brexit on the education system, Mr MacCraith said that up to 12,000 Irish students currently […]
“Students should be encouraged to think critically about what they want in life” The Leaving Cert holds a special place in Irish society. The media has a morbid fascination with it, expressed in supplement after supplement in newspapers and with story after story on radio and television. This doesn’t really help my personal […]
The most recent data on “feeder” schools to third-level institutions has illustrated Trinity’s place within the Irish educational divide. Students who attend one of the country’s 51 fee-paying schools are more than four times more likely to attend Trinity than students at schools that do not charge fees. Furthermore, fee-paying students are nearly […]
Trinity student and asylum seeker Nadezda (Nadia) Prochukham will be returning to second year after securing donations from anonymous sources. The 20-year-old hit national headlines in 2014 when she achieved 615 points in the Leaving Cert but was refused government funding because of her asylum seeker status. Moreover, her mother’s application from 2011 to remain […]
It was announced this month that a subject named Politics and Society will be added to the Leaving Certificate Curriculum from 2016, with the first formal exams taking place in 2018. The course will cover topics such as power and decision, rights and responsibilities, globalisation and identity, and sustainable development. Students will be exposed to […]
Niamh Lynch examines the prolonged influence of the Leaving Certificate appeals system on students.