Leaving Cert students will get their First Round CAO offers today. Join Education Editor Katherine Donnelly, Independent.ie's Kathy Armstrong and Ryan Nugent and our careers expert and guidance counsellor Mairead Fitzsimons as they answer all your questions and queries on our live blog until 7pm today. Join our live blog below or, alternatively, email your questions to email@example.com.
Almost 59,000 Leaving Cert candidates get their results today, and the countdown to the CAO offers is on. Join Education Editor Katherine Donnelly, Independent.ie's Ryan Nugent and our careers expert and guidance counsellor Mairead Fitzsimons as they answer all your questions and queries on our live blog today. Join our live blog below or, alternatively, email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a candidate is anyway unhappy with a result, they should apply immediately to view their script(s). Examiners have a huge number of papers to get through and mistakes can be made in totting up scores, assigning marks or they may miss part of the script altogether.
The race for college place begins earlier than ever this year. Both the Leaving Cert results and the CAO Round One offers for college places are being released within three days of each other compared with a gap of six days in the past.
Today is D-Day for thousands of teenagers around the country who will be receiving their Leaving Cert results. Some will be delighted with their achievements and will wait with bated breath for college offers to come out, while others may not have received the results they were hoping for and are now feeling anxious about what the future holds.
A Dublin entrepreneur has advised Leaving Certificate students to remember that there is "no one path in life" after he failed to get the points he needed for university, despite sitting the exam twice.
Climate action and gender were one of the topical issues on the Leaving Cert higher level Politics and Society paper, an exam that went down well with teachers. However, not everyone agreed about the ordinary level paper.
A paper that would suit someone who was "match fit" but, at the same time, students would need "to have the practice in to get it done in three hours", was how Association of Secondary Teachers Ireland (ASTI) subject representative Eamon Scully described Leaving Cert higher-level accounting.
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