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Billy Ryle: Leaving Cert Overhaul Is Exciting And Progressive

Billy Ryle: Leaving Cert Overhaul Is Exciting And Progressive

March 30, 2022 at 12:14 pm Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says the major overhaul of the Leaving Cert makes Norma Foley the most reforming Education Minister since Donagh O’Malley’s free secondary education in 1967… On Tuesday, 29th March, Minister Norma Foley launched ambitious plans for a major overhaul of the Leaving Cert in a comprehensive document […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Now Have Clarity About Leaving Cert Ahead

Billy Ryle: Students Now Have Clarity About Leaving Cert Ahead

February 2, 2022 at 3:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says the announcement delivered yesterday is good news for students as it gives clarity as regards the Leaving Cert… The 1st of February brought welcome relief and certainty for exam candidates with a reduction in CAO applications and clarity on the format of the 2022 Leaving Cert exam. […]

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Minister Norma Foley with Billy de Staic, Tadhg Mac Ginneá, Evan Mac Carthaigh and Aodhán Ó Seanacháin who received their Leaving Cert results at Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí. Photo by Dermot Crean

PHOTOS: Delight As Students Receive Leaving Cert Results In Tralee Schools

September 4, 2021 at 9:27 am Comments are Disabled

IT’S been such as bizarre time for the Class of 2021, but the fruits of their labour were finally realised on Friday when the Leaving Cert results were revealed. Like last year, students received their results directly on the Candidate Self Service Portal so they didn’t have to go to […]

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Minister Norma Foley with Aoife Hickey, Julia Szarota, Ciara O'Mahony and Hayley Lynch after receiving their Leaving Cert results on Friday morning at Presentation Primary School. Photo by Dermot Crean

Billy Ryle: Excellent Results In Kerry But Keep An Eye On Timeline

September 3, 2021 at 10:57 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle congratulates Leaving Cert students on their results, but after the celebrations it’s important to pay attention to what comes next… The long wait for 61,125 Leaving Cert candidates (57,952 LC Established & 3,173 LC Applied), including 1806 candidates from Kerry (1700 LC Established & 106 LC […]

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Billy Ryle: Last Minute Exam Tips For Leaving Cert Students

Billy Ryle: Last Minute Exam Tips For Leaving Cert Students

June 3, 2021 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

Students are guaranteed accredited grades so they should regard next week’s written Leaving Cert exam as a bonus says Billy Ryle… Exam Time The waiting is almost over for Leaving Cert students as the exam begins next Wednesday, 9th June. Students are assured of accredited grades so the written exam […]

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Billy Ryle: Friday Deadline Looms For Leaving Cert Students

Billy Ryle: Friday Deadline Looms For Leaving Cert Students

April 27, 2021 at 9:25 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor Billy Ryle says it’s last chance Friday for Leaving Certs to complete the application form and to finalise subject levels for accredited grades… Applying for the Leaving Cert exam is usually straight forward.  But this year, because of Covid-19 uncertainty, it’s a three phased process. Initially, students entered […]

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Billy Ryle: No Need For Two-Step Approach To Oral Exams

Billy Ryle: No Need For Two-Step Approach To Oral Exams

March 25, 2021 at 9:35 am Comments are Disabled

After a reversal of a decision on mask-wearing for the orals was made yesterday evening, Billy Ryle asks was a direct online interview between the examiner and the student the way to go, instead of a two-step approach… IN an embarrassing U-turn on Wednesday evening, the State Examinations Commission (SEC) rowed […]

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Billy Ryle: A Win-Win Situation For Leaving Cert Students

Billy Ryle: A Win-Win Situation For Leaving Cert Students

February 18, 2021 at 10:37 am Comments are Disabled

Guidance counsellor, Billy Ryle, says it’s a win-win situation for students with SEC-accredited grades offered to all Leaving Cert candidates and the option of a Leaving Cert exam… Young people had little chance to celebrate St. Valentine’s Day or any other significant milestone during the past year. Their education has […]

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Billy Ryle: Kerry’s CAO Applicants Will Be Near Top Of The Class In Securing College Places

Billy Ryle: Kerry’s CAO Applicants Will Be Near Top Of The Class In Securing College Places

September 12, 2020 at 9:36 am Comments are Disabled

Kerry’s CAO applicants do very well in Round One as points show dramatic increase says Billy Ryle… This year’s very generous calculated grades have led to a dramatic increase in points requirements for many third level courses. The points for almost 70% of courses at Level 8 (Honours Bachelor Degrees) […]

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Billy Ryle: At Long Last, Clarity For Leaving Cert Students

Billy Ryle: At Long Last, Clarity For Leaving Cert Students

May 9, 2020 at 11:40 am Comments are Disabled

Leaving Cert exam candidates can opt for ‘calculated grades’ or sit ‘a postponed exam later in the year’ as Billy Ryle explains… After a commendable, but unsuccessful, effort to provide a Leaving Cert exam for 59,000 candidates from 29th July, Minister Joe McHugh has finally conceded that it won’t be […]

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Billy Ryle: Postponing The Leaving Cert Was The Right Decision

Billy Ryle: Postponing The Leaving Cert Was The Right Decision

April 11, 2020 at 10:25 am Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says the best decision in adverse circumstances was to postpone the Leaving Cert and cancel the Junior Cert… In a press conference on Good Friday afternoon, State exam candidates were provided with as much certainty about the exams as these exceptional times allow. Minister McHugh said that the […]

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Brassil Calls On Minister To Extend Bereavement Exemptions To Junior Cert Students

Brassil Calls On Minister To Extend Bereavement Exemptions To Junior Cert Students

June 5, 2019 at 4:47 pm Comments are Disabled

FIANNA Fáil TD for Kerry, John Brassil, has called on the Minister for Education to extend bereavement exam exemptions to Junior Certificate students. Deputy Brassil was commenting as the Department of Education made provisions that any Leaving Cert students who suffer a close family bereavement during the State examinations in […]

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Billy Ryle: Advice In Final Week Of Preparations For State Exams

May 29, 2019 at 11:34 am Comments are Disabled

With just a week to go until the 2019 Leaving Cert and Junior Cert exams, Career Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, offers some last minute advice on how to prepare… Exam Time The waiting is almost over for about 120,000 exam candidates as the State Exams get underway on Wednesday next, […]

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Billy Ryle: Make The Right Moves With Leaving Cert Results

August 14, 2018 at 9:08 am Comments are Disabled

The Leaving Certificate results are out tomorrow and guidance counsellor, Billy Ryle, has advice on what to do next… RESULTS The eagerly awaited Leaving Cert results are out on Wednesday. They will be available early in schools and online from 12noon at www.examinations.ie. The early indications are that Leaving Cert […]

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Last Minute Tips As Students Make Final Preparations For The State Exams

May 30, 2018 at 12:58 pm Comments are Disabled

With the State exams just a week away, Billy Ryle gives some last minute tips for students… The county is basking in glorious sun shine so it must be exam time. In fact, the waiting is almost over for about 120,000 exam candidates – about 4,000 from Kerry – as […]

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Billy Ryle: Students Should Regard ASTI/Government Dispute As An Opportunity

Billy Ryle: Students Should Regard ASTI/Government Dispute As An Opportunity

November 8, 2016 at 12:46 pm Comments are Disabled

Guidance Counsellor, Billy Ryle, says students should regard the DES/ASTI difficulties as an opportunity not an impediment… The 215,000 students who are at home at the moment due to nationwide second level school closures should regard the current impasse between the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and the Association […]

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Receiving their Leaving Cert results in  Presentation Secondary School were, from left: Sinead Sheehan, Tara Fitzgerald, Katie Dillon, Eimer McCarthy, Siobhain O'Connor, Sinead Brosnan and Claire Dillion. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

PHOTOS: The Long Wait Is Over For Happy Leaving Cert Students In Town

August 17, 2016 at 4:54 pm Comments are Disabled

THE wait is over for hundreds of Tralee students who received their Leaving Cert results today. Nerves were at tipping point this morning as students opened those precious envelopes that were the result of years of work. Presentation Secondary School and Gaelcholáiste Chiarraí were two of the first schools to […]

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The Leaving Cert Results Are Out This Week…But What Happens Next?

The Leaving Cert Results Are Out This Week…But What Happens Next?

August 14, 2016 at 12:28 pm Comments are Disabled

Billy Ryle says students should, by all means, celebrate their Leaving Cert results on Wednesday, but keep a close eye on the critical timeline… The eagerly awaited Leaving Cert exam results will be issued this Wednesday by the State Examinations Commission (SEC) and will dovetail nicely with the beginning of the […]

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Last Minute Tips For The Upcoming Exams

Last Minute Tips For The Upcoming Exams

June 3, 2016 at 4:50 pm Comments are Disabled

Career Guidance Counsellor and freelance writer, Billy Ryle, offers some last minute tips for the upcoming State Exams which begin next Wednesday…  Self-Maintenance • Concentrate on subjects being examined in the first week • Complete major revision by Sunday night • In a relaxed study session on Monday concentrate on […]

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Twins Sophie and Fiona Woulfe after receiving their results at Presentation school on Wednesday. Photo by Dermot Crean

Photos: Happy Faces As Students Collect Leaving Cert Results

August 13, 2014 at 3:48 pm Comments are Disabled

THERE was great excitement in schools around town on Wednesday morning as students collected their Leaving Cert results. Over in Presentation Secondary School, Principal Sheila Pontillo handed out the envelopes and wished all the girls well for the future. “We’ve very pleased with the results,” said Ms Pontillo, who revealed […]

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Receiving their Leaving Cert results in Mercy Mounthawk were, from left: Megan Banbry, Kelly Field, Niamh Hurley and Emma Murray. Photo by Gavin O'Connor.

Video/Photos: Leaving Cert Students’ Joy In Mounthawk And Brookfield

August 13, 2014 at 1:40 pm Comments are Disabled

MERCY Mounthawk and Brookfield College reverberated to the sound of nervous students receiving their Leaving Cert exam results on Wednesday morning, after months of hard work and anguish. “We’re absolutely delighted with the results,” said Principal of Brookfield College, Elisha Dowling. “One of our students got 625 points while we […]

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7 Leaving Cert Study Tips You Probably Shouldn’t Follow

7 Leaving Cert Study Tips You Probably Shouldn’t Follow

May 27, 2014 at 8:59 pm 1 comment

Not long now lads and lassies! But don’t fret, because Ryan Higgins and Oscar Brophy here at TraleeToday.ie have the perfect study tips to prepare for the Leaving Cert…ok, maybe not that perfect 1. Tidy your desk Before you can even hope to start studying, you need to prepare a harmonious […]

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