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Mostly good news on this year’s CAO points

Many students sitting the Leaving Cert spend a lot of time worrying about CAO points. The points for third-level courses can fluctuate. This makes it impossible to know how many points students will need for their first choice courses. There … Continue reading

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Surge in interest in Polish medical colleges

Over twenty students have already been accepted to prestigious Polish medical colleges this year before the Leaving Cert has even finished. Each year more school leavers are looking to add options for their future studies. The Leaving Cert exams finish … Continue reading

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Sporting success: PE in the Leaving Cert

Government ministers and educators may not be on the best of terms at this point in time, but one proposal they seem to agree on is that physical activity (PE) should included as an examinable subject in the Leaving Certificate. … Continue reading

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Leaving the Leaving Cert

So the fuss is almost all over for 2013′s Leaving Cert students. I say nearly, because there is still the bevy of first- and second-round college offers to look forward to. Preliminary reports in the media have exhibited an almost … Continue reading

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Demand for college places to exceed supply by 2015

According to the Higher Education Authority’s Chief Executive Tom Boland, this year’s crop of Leaving Certificate students may be the last to avail of the approximate equality between the number of higher education places that are available to them and … Continue reading

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Transition to third-level education set to ease

So the CAO system is to receive its first-ever shake up. The proposed reforms of Ruairí Quinn, Minister for Education and Skills, are still a little shy of detail, but they have been outlined. The three main changes are: A significant reduction … Continue reading

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