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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.

Unite warns of trouble ahead in Scotland as SQA staff accept new pay offer

May 07, 2024

Last month, Unite confirmed that more than 400 SQA workers would begin a period of prolonged industrial action in a row over pay, including 24-hour stoppages, a ban on overtimes, and a ban on weekend working.

Two new 'modern' Ireland Leaving Cert subjects to be introduced for secondary school students

May 06, 2024

Drama, film and theatre studies and climate action and sustainable development are two new school subjects being introduced to secondary school students across Ireland.

Education Minister on board exams for students of classes 5,8 and 9

May 03, 2024

Minister for School Education Madhu Bangarappa said the board exams were introduced for the students of classes 5, 8, and 9, only after taking expert opinions.

KHRC, Elimu Bora File Suit To Stop National Exams Until 2023 KCPE, KCSE Results Are Audited

May 02, 2024

The Kenya Human Rights Commission (KHRC) and Elimu Bora Working Group (EBWG) have filed a petition to stop national examinations until the 2023 KCPE and KCSE results are forensically audited.

SQA strike could have ‘major impact’ on Scotland exam preparations

May 01, 2024

Ministers are being warned that strike action by staff at the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) could have a “major impact” on preparations for this year’s exams.

Nepal Grade 12 exams taking place across the country

April 30, 2024

Chairperson of the National Examination Board, Dr Mahashram Sharma said the examination was being conducted at 1,525 examination centers in all 77 districts.

Leaving Cert students hit out at Government over exam date clash

April 29, 2024

Leaving Cert students have criticised the Government for holding the local and European elections on one of their exam days.

CAO applications for third-level fall, but more than 75,000 Leaving Cert students hoping to get their dream course

April 29, 2024

More than 75,000 students have applied to the CAO so far this year, a slight drop of 1.4pc on last year. Latest figures show health, arts and business courses are the most popular among applicants.

Icfes summoned 122 thousand people to present the first Saber 11 tests of this year

April 26, 2024

Nearly 122 thousand students and citizens enrolled in Saber 11 calendar B, Pre Saber and Validation of the Academic Baccalaureate, were summoned by the Colombian Institute for the Evaluation of Education who will present their tests next Sunday April 14th.

The number of high school graduates and technical college graduates has fallen in Germany

April 24, 2024

The number of high school graduates and technical college graduates in Germany fell slightly last year. In 2023, a total of 381,000 students acquired their university or technical college entrance qualification, 3,700 or one percent fewer than in 2022, as the Federal Statistical Office announced.

The CZ school application system was once again unavailable

April 23, 2024

The high school application system was temporarily unavailable. The director of the organization Cermat, Miroslav Krejčí, said that it did not work due to the failure of basic registers.

Singapore Secondary school students to have one common national exam period from 2027

April 22, 2024

This year’s Secondary 1 students will be the first to sit their national examinations under one common timetable in 2027.

Abi 2024 in NRW: All exam dates at a glance

April 19, 2024

Thousands of students in North Rhine-Westphalia are currently taking their Abitur. But when exactly do the written and oral exams take place? An overview.

‘Barbie’ and ‘Banshees of Inisherin’ to be on Ireland's Leaving Cert English curriculum in 2026

April 18, 2024

Greta Gerwig’s blockbuster Barbie movie will be on the Leaving Cert English syllabus by 2026.

HSE considers measles catch-up vaccine programme as cases rise

April 17, 2024

The HSE is considering a catch-up MMR vaccine programme for Leaving Cert and third level students because the country is likely to face a significant measles outbreak.

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