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Explainer: How the new Leaving Cert grading system works

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Explainer: How the new Leaving Cert grading system works

- Every year I enjoy watching my students collect their results. Students arrive, nervously accept their envelope, and slink off to a corner to scan the page and take in the list of grades. Whether the student is happy or disappointed, the next step for many school-leavers is to calculate their CAO points and attempt to figure out the course for which they are likely to receive an offer, using the previous year's points as a guide
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Leaving Cert Results: Record 13 students achieve new top H1 grade after CAO revamp

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Leaving Cert Results: Record 13 students achieve new top H1 grade after CAO revamp

- Almost all subjects saw an increase in the uptake of higher level papers, where for the first time, points are available for a grade of between 30pc-49pc. There was a 3.2pc rise in the proportion of papers taken at higher level. Among the 58,500 candidates who will be receiving results today, there is a record high achieving the top grade of H1 - meaning a score of between 90pc and 100pc, the equivalent of an old A1
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THE GOING TO COLLEGE PODCAST EP 1: Preparing for Leaving Cert Results Time

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THE GOING TO COLLEGE PODCAST EP 1: Preparing for Leaving Cert Results Time

- Joining John to give their advice and insights on how best to prepare at this time is guidance counsellor, Betty McLaughlin, Kevin Keane, TCD Students Union President, and Padraig Walsh, CEO of Quality & Qualifications Ireland. "Students still going into the school in the morning to collect their results," explains McLaughlin. "It's good for camaraderie and social support, though there is also the option of getting your results online from 12pm
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Leaving Cert assessment must change - university head

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Leaving Cert assessment must change - university head

- "We need much more innovation and diversity in the modes of assessment to encourage better student learning," he said at the launch of the National Parents' Council post primary (NPCpp) Exam 2017 Helpline. As an example, Prof Nolan said that there should be more subjects where students are assessed in project work that they complete in school, such as design and communications graphics, where 50pc of the marks are awarded for the practical
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Index: Dartmouth ranks 20th in schools driving innovation

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Index: Dartmouth ranks 20th in schools driving innovation

- HANOVER — Dartmouth College was ranked 20th in a global ranking of the academic institutions driving global innovation. The ranking was published by Nature Research in its index, Nature Index 2017 Innovation, and focuses on the number of times top science journals’ research articles “are cited in third-party patents around the world,” according to a Dartmouth College press release. It is a new way of measuring the impact of academic research on global innovation, said Dean Madden, Dartmouth’s Vice Provost for Research, on Friday
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Brit schoolboy, 15, mysteriously dies in his sleep during school trip to Cuba as head teacher pays tribute

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Brit schoolboy, 15, mysteriously dies in his sleep during school trip to Cuba as head teacher pays tribute

- A BRIT school is in shock after a teen athlete passed away in a Havana hotel room. Alex Holliday was on a school tour with fellow pupils from Queen Elizabeth Grammar in Faversham, Kent, when he died last Friday. Tributes have poured in for the 15-year-old who died suddenly in his sleep on a school trip to Cuba. Head teacher David Anderson broke the news of the talented long distance runner’s tragic death
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Study highlights wealth gap in university access

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Study highlights wealth gap in university access

- Young people in some of the wealthiest areas of England are 18 times more likely to go to university than those in the poorest, suggests new analysis. The charity Teach First compared official child poverty figures with university participation rates. In parts of Derbyshire, only one in 20 young people progressed to university in 2015, compared with more than 80% in parts of Buckinghamshire, it says
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Bomb squad swoops on a primary school and detonate three suspicious packages found in Luton

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Bomb squad swoops on a primary school and detonate three suspicious packages found in Luton

- BOMB squad cops swooped on a primary school yesterday after three suspicious packages were discovered in the grounds. Locals feared explosives had been planted in an underpass – and cops found two other similar packages at nearby Whitefield Primary School in Luton. They heard three loud explosions as Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams safely neutralised the packages. Others claimed a fourth package had been found and deemed harmless
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Oxford Uni worker in court on murder charge

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Oxford Uni worker in court on murder charge

- An ex-employee of Oxford University who is accused along with a US professor of killing a Chicago man has appeared in court for the first time since his arrest. Somerville College's Andrew Warren, 56, and Professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, are facing murder charges after a 26-year-old hairdresser was found dead in Lathem's apartment on 27 July. Warren appeared in a court in San Francisco, the city where he handed himself in on 4 August after eight days on the run with Lathem, who surrendered himself in the Californian city of Oakland
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Oxford University professor to appear in US court charged with murder as he refuses to fight extradition

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Oxford University professor to appear in US court charged with murder as he refuses to fight extradition

- An Oxford University employee will be returned to Chicago for questioning alongside a US professor on suspicion of murdering a 26-year-old hair stylist found with more than 40 stab wounds. Somerville College's Andrew Warren, 56, and Professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, are accused of killing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in the academic's Chicago apartment. Warren declined to fight extradition when he appeared in court on Friday in San Francisco, where he surrendered himself after eight days as a fugitive during which the suspects travelled more than 2,000 miles across the States
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Oxford University employee in court over US murder

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Oxford University employee in court over US murder

- An Oxford University employee has appeared in a US court accused of murdering a 26-year-old man in Chicago. Somerville College's Andrew Warren and US professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, are accused of fatally stabbing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in Mr Lathem's flat. The killing on 27 July led to a US-wide eight-day manhunt for the suspects. In San Francisco's Hall of Justice, Mr Warren, 56, declined to fight his extradition to Chicago for questioning and was remanded in custody
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'Caring and well liked' grammar school pupil, 17, killed while white water rafting on month-long school trip to Ecuador

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'Caring and well liked' grammar school pupil, 17, killed while white water rafting on month-long school trip to Ecuador

- A 17-year-old boy has been killed while white water rafting on a school trip in Ecuador. Matthew Hitchman was with classmates and teachers on a month-long school trek across the Andes when he fell from the inflatable boat. Attempts to rescue Matthew on Sunday "proved impossible" according to The Royal Grammar School in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. In a statement the school headmaster Philip Wayne said: "Matthew will be sadly missed by all who knew him
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Children given free meals in school holidays

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Children given free meals in school holidays

- School children in some of the most deprived parts of Wales are getting free school meals during the summer holidays, paid for by the Welsh government. It has put £500,000 of its education budget into these lunch clubs, which include all-day activities. A report by MPs earlier this year said that up to three million children across the UK risked going hungry in the holidays
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Top UK universities take foreign students with poor grades over Brits so they can rake in four times as much in fees, report claims

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Top UK universities take foreign students with poor grades over Brits so they can rake in four times as much in fees, report claims

- BRITISH students are being “betrayed” by top universities who are recruiting more overseas applicants paying higher fees instead, a new report claims. An investigation found half of Britain’s elite “Russell Group” unis had cut the number of British undergraduate students since 2008, despite a 17 per cent increase in applications altogether. The number of non-EU students, who pay as much as four times fees charged to Brits, has gone up by 39pc, reports the Sunday Times
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The visually impaired refugee with a world class degree and a gin and sushi habit.

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The visually impaired refugee with a world class degree and a gin and sushi habit.

- With stories of running away to Skegness aged 14 and the culture-clash of going from a council estate to Cambridge University, it’s fair to say Allan Hennessy stole the show this month. Also in the studio is autistic trumpeter Robyn Steward who sparked a lively debate on the language of disability. And playwright Jackie Hagan recalls the weeks after her leg amputation when she had to use a food bank
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Oxford bursar and US prof suspected of ‘stabbing and mutilating hair stylist in Chicago apartment’ surrender to US police after nine-day manhunt

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Oxford bursar and US prof suspected of ‘stabbing and mutilating hair stylist in Chicago apartment’ surrender to US police after nine-day manhunt

- AN Oxford University employee and a US professor suspected of murdering a man in Chicago have handed themselves in after more than a week on the run. Somerville College senior treasury assistant Andrew Warren, 56, and Professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, were taken into custody in California, more than 2,000 miles from the crime scene. They triggered a nationwide manhunt after allegedly stabbing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau, 26, multiple times in Lathem’s apartment on July 27
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  • Explainer: How the new Leaving Cert grading system works
    Explainer: How the new Leaving Cert grading system works

    , independent.ie

    Every year I enjoy watching my students collect their results. Students arrive, nervously accept their envelope, and slink off to a corner to scan the page and take in the list of grades. Whether the student is happy or disappointed, the next step for many school-leavers is to calculate their CAO points and attempt to figure out the course for which they are likely to receive an offer, using the previous year's points as a guide
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  • School holidays are almost here - and it's been revealed how long until kids announce they're 'bored'
    School holidays are almost here - and it's been revealed how long until kids announce they're 'bored'

    , mirror.co.uk

    Parents beware - the average child will utter their first ‘I’m bored …’ just TEN DAYS into the summer holidays . Researchers who carried out a detailed study found while the majority of the nation’s school children are longing for the six-week break to begin, they will soon 'run out of things to do’. Even more worryingly is the fact that once the kids hit the boredom breaking point, parents can expect to hear the dreaded moan up to FOUR times every day
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Students

  • Explainer: How the new Leaving Cert grading system works
    Explainer: How the new Leaving Cert grading system works

    , independent.ie

    Every year I enjoy watching my students collect their results. Students arrive, nervously accept their envelope, and slink off to a corner to scan the page and take in the list of grades. Whether the student is happy or disappointed, the next step for many school-leavers is to calculate their CAO points and attempt to figure out the course for which they are likely to receive an offer, using the previous year's points as a guide
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Higher Education

  • Oxford University professor to appear in US court charged with murder as he refuses to fight extradition
    Oxford University professor to appear in US court charged with murder as he refuses to fight extradition

    , mirror.co.uk

    An Oxford University employee will be returned to Chicago for questioning alongside a US professor on suspicion of murdering a 26-year-old hair stylist found with more than 40 stab wounds. Somerville College's Andrew Warren, 56, and Professor Wyndham Lathem, 42, are accused of killing Trenton Cornell-Duranleau in the academic's Chicago apartment. Warren declined to fight extradition when he appeared in court on Friday in San Francisco, where he surrendered himself after eight days as a fugitive during which the suspects travelled more than 2,000 miles across the States
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Universities

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  • Teacher takes legal action over proposed transfer to new school after 17 years
    Teacher takes legal action over proposed transfer to new school after 17 years

    , independent.ie

    A Co Galway-based secondary school teacher has launched a High Court challenge against her proposed transfer from the school she has taught at for 17 years to another school.
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  • Islamic primary school in Birmingham which Ofsted fears could “radicalise” pupils is owned by man accused of funding terror groups
    Islamic primary school in Birmingham which Ofsted fears could “radicalise” pupils is owned by man accused of funding terror groups

    , thesun.co.uk

    AN UNDER-FIRE Islamic primary school is owned by a man who was accused of funding Libyan terror groups, it has emerged. Ofsted inspectors found that Birmingham Muslim School has a “weak culture of safeguarding” and staff are not alert to “risks of pupils being radicalised”. And inspectors also raised that there was a “lack of clarity” over who runs the fee-paying school in Small Heath, Birmingham
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