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Further Adjustments to Leaving Cert 2021 Written Examinations

The Department of Education published Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Examinations 2021 in September 2020 and an updated version of that document in December. That document set out the adjusted arrangements for post-primary students taking certificate examinations … Continue reading

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Science Week 2020

  Science Week 2020 which runs from November 8th to 15th will stage hundreds of virtual events throughout the country focusing on deploying science to help make a better future. It provides people across the country with the opportunity to … Continue reading

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Leaving Cert Results Out Today – What Happens Next?

About 60,000 Leaving Certificate students will receive results on line today, with the class of 2020 achieving record grades. Concerns that the calculated grades system would lead to grade inflation have in fact materialised, and this will no doubt feed … Continue reading

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Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Certificate Exams 2021

The Department of Education and Skills has issued several circulars on how to deal with things as we live with covid-19, including a hundred page PDF document; Assessment Arrangements for Junior Cycle and Leaving Cert Examinations 2021. So don’t rush to … Continue reading

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Arrangements for starting new school year still a bit uncertain

Schools across the country are due to reopen over the next fortnight. At this point I am unsure about how Galway Maths Grinds will run classes; whether they will be the traditional face to face classes or online only. It … Continue reading

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How do we deal with long-term effect of pandemic school shutdown?

I have written before about summer regression or learning loss that students experience over the normal summer holidays. But this year we have to deal with a much more severe problem due to early shutdown of schools due to the … Continue reading

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Leaving Cert students must register for calculated grades by Thursday evening

The Leaving Certificate 2020 – Calculated Grades Student Portal is at https://lc2020.education.gov.ie/ where you will see a page like the following. It will contain a button to log on with if not already registered and a separate button to use … Continue reading

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Leaving Certificate Exam Postponed

The following was taken from breakingnews.ie. The Minister for Education has confirmed that the Leaving Certificate exam has been postponed this year. All students are being offered the option of receiving calculated grades for subjects and the alternative of sitting … Continue reading

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GMG’s online Physics Resource Pack

I hope you are getting the support you need from your school while there is no face to face teaching in schools. The new target date of late July/ early August for the exams should help in drawing up a … Continue reading

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Free access to online Leaving Cert text books from CJ Fallon

Got this from CJ Fallon school book publishers today. Click the link in the text below to acces the ebooks. The postponement of the Leaving Certificate exams until late July and August and the ongoing closure of schools have created significant difficulties for students. … Continue reading

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