Calculated grades

  • Tonight is the deadline for Leaving Cert students to register for the Calculated Grades online portal.

    In order to get a certificate of Calculated Grades, all Leaving Cert and LCA students must register online before 10pm tonight at www.gov.ie/LeavingCertificate

    To register, students need their examination number, PPS number, a mobile phone number and email address.

    The Department of Education says there are several thousand students who have not yet registered.

     

  • Two errors have been found in the calculated grades process for the Leaving Cert.

    The mistakes are likely to impact the grades of around 10 per cent of students who sat the exams this year.

    Taoiseach Micheál Martin confirmed to the Dáil this afternoon there has been a problem with the Leaving Cert grades.

    It's understood about 10% of this year's Leaving Cert students will be impacted.

    The Taoiseach says the Minister for Education Norma Foley will make a comprehensive statement on the matter later this afternoon.

    Mayo Sinn Fein TD Rose Conway-Walsh says it's disgraceful that Minister Foley is not coming into the Dáil today to explain the errors.

     

  • Leaving Cert students could be going back to school on a phased basis from Monday week under new government plans.

    The Sunday Independent reports primary schools would return gradually from March 1st, followed by other secondary classes later next month.

    The cabinet is set to sign off on proposals in the coming days to give Leaving Cert students a choice between calculated grades and written exams - or both.

    Reuban Murray, president of the Irish Second Level Students Union, says sixth years want that option: