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Integrity of Leaving and Junior Cert exams to be protected from AI threat, Minister Norma Foley vows

May 27, 2024

The world-recognised integrity of Ireland's State examination system will be fully protected from any challenge posed by artificial intelligence as Education Minister Norma Foley warned that the country cannot afford to be afraid to harness the benefits offered by AI.

Abitur 2024 has begun: Why failure this year has particularly serious consequences

May 24, 2024

The Abitur has begun with the first exams. The pressure is particularly great this year for the last G8 year group, because failure would have serious consequences.

SaberEs 2024-2027 Program Information

May 23, 2024

Official press release of SaberEs 2024-2027 Program Information

Cook Government releases blueprint for senior secondary pathways

May 22, 2024

Education Minister Dr Tony Buti has today released a blueprint to strengthen secondary school pathways so all students can fulfil their full potential - through their post-school study, training or employment pursuits - and be ready for the Western Australia of the future.

Dates of the EBAU 2024 in Catalonia, Madrid and the rest of the communities

May 22, 2024

The Baccalaureate students of Madrid and La Rioja will be the first to face the university entrance test this summer, on June 3, probably the last year in which the current exam will remain in force before turning towards its gradual transformation.

Crackdown on ultra-early uni offers in Year 12 to boost enrollments

May 21, 2024

Universities will be banned from offering places to year 12 students before September in the year they finish school, over concerns that competition to lock in early enrolments is causing kids to not try as hard and get worse results than they otherwise would.

Students can sit Ukrainian language exam at Leaving Cert level from next year

May 20, 2024

Students will be able to sit an official Leaving Cert exam in Ukrainian from next year. Many adult Ukrainians who have arrived in Ireland since the Russian invasion of their country have teaching qualifications and would be able to teach dedicated classes in their language.

Several national tests were leaked after an hour in Sweden

May 15, 2024

An hour after the ninth graders wrote their national exams, exam papers in several subjects were out on social media.

ATAR bonuses scrapped for WA secondary school students studying more difficult subjects

May 15, 2024

In short: Future year 11 and 12 students in WA will no longer receive a 10 per cent bonus in return for studying more difficult courses. The Tertiary Institutions Service Centre says the changes will "level the playing field" for other students. What's next? The changes will take effect in 2026, with current year 11 and 12 students unaffected.

'Gradual' return to normal Leaving Cert results to begin next year

May 13, 2024

There will be a phased return to normal Leaving Cert results from next year, following years of grade inflation due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


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