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The struggles of these Leaving Cert students will bring back some memories

#ThingsIWouldRatherDoThanTheLeavingCert is trending on Twitter today.

10 pets who just wanted to help you study

They tried, bless them.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: Under exam stress? Take five minutes off and read these tips Exams

Opinion: Under exam stress? Take five minutes off and read these tips

While 120,000 students will sit exams over the coming weeks, there’s no need for them to go through the stressful pre-exam period alone.

Politics students at UCC had the option of answering an exam question as a tweet

We can’t decide if it’d be a walk in the park or sneakily tricky.

Here are all the (excellent) reasons you don't need to study right now

A lesson in procrastination from DailyEdge.ie.

Irish college professor is sick of your dead granny excuses RIP

Irish college professor is sick of your dead granny excuses

There are only so many family emergencies one man can take.

From TheJournal.ie Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry Poetry In Motion

Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry

Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.

From TheJournal.ie Student petition successful as Law Society adds exam dates Exam Stress

Student petition successful as Law Society adds exam dates

A shortened schedule had led to concerns that results would be impacted.

From TheJournal.ie Damien Kiberd: Jihad against Junior Cert is bizarre Damien Kiberd

Damien Kiberd: Jihad against Junior Cert is bizarre

Rather than tackle these rather basic issues of numeracy and literacy, we are meddling with exam systems which may not be a problem at all.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish?

The Government says the bonus points system hasn’t worked, but Irish groups says it is yet another blow to the language. What do you think?

From TheJournal.ie TUI says more teachers are needed if planned Junior Cert changes are to be made Exams

TUI says more teachers are needed if planned Junior Cert changes are to be made

The Teachers Union of Ireland said they are concerned there is not enough resources to implement the planned reforms.

From TheJournal.ie Over 1,600 Leaving Cert results upgraded after appeal A1 RESULT

Over 1,600 Leaving Cert results upgraded after appeal

However, three unlucky candidates who went through the appeals process had their results downgraded.

From TheJournal.ie Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year Leaving Cert 2013

Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year

The exam scripts were held back with a further 25 ‘provisionally withheld pending communication’ with students.

From TheJournal.ie Thai students given blinkers to stop cheating Exams

Thai students given blinkers to stop cheating

The university gave the students headgear consisting of two A4 sheets of paper attached to a headband.

From TheJournal.ie Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face Opinion

Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face

The Leaving Cert is an outdated, crude and brutal instrument that fails to prepare young people for either the realities of third level education or modern life in general, writes Paul Rowe.

9 unforgettable moments from your Leaving Cert results

The results you leave behind. But the day stays with you forever.

9 adults who are being exceptionally unhelpful about the Leaving Cert

“It doesn’t matter”… “I did crap and look at me”… KEEP IT TO YOURSELVES!

Here's how every Leaving Cert student feels on results morning

Have mercy on their souls.

16 awful exam answers to comfort even the worst Leaving Cert performer

You couldn’t have answered as badly as these people.

From TheJournal.ie CAO applications for business courses on the rise CAO

CAO applications for business courses on the rise

There has been a drop in CAO applications in teaching and law, but the demand for business courses has risen.

From TheJournal.ie 52-year-old French mum disguises herself as teenage daughter to sit exam Nice Try
9 things everyone did when they finished their Leaving Cert

Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic

Lady Gaga on the business paper, horse burgers in the French exam. Gas Al

17 of the best incorrect exam answers of all time

It’s good but it’s not right.

From TheJournal.ie More than 1,000 retired teachers back for State exam jobs Underemployed

More than 1,000 retired teachers back for State exam jobs

Following a promise to prioritise their applications, 250 unemployed and substitute teachers have been hired by the States Examinations Commission.

What is #Gtuít and why are 'the kids' going on about it?

Never try to be cool in front of a teenager. It never works out.

From TheJournal.ie And they're off: 116,845 pupils begin Leaving and Junior Cert exams Eyes Down This post contains images

And they're off: 116,845 pupils begin Leaving and Junior Cert exams

It was English paper I for both groups this morning, with Home Ec and English paper II being sat this afternoon.

8 things that go through your head during school exams

“Only 2 hours, 46 minutes until it’s over”

From TheJournal.ie State exams in numbers: 13 days, 6,000 examiners and 38 million A4 pages Good Luck

State exams in numbers: 13 days, 6,000 examiners and 38 million A4 pages

Some 3.1 million exam papers are sitting in boxes across the country right now.

From TheJournal.ie The 9 at 9: Wednesday 9 At 9

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Good morning! Here are nine things you want to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Quinn wishes students luck in exams during "stressful" time Good Luck

Quinn wishes students luck in exams during "stressful" time

The Minister said he is “delighted” that 4,000 additional students will sit the Higher Level Maths paper this year.

13 Leaving Cert memories that you can never leave behind

No matter how hard you try to forget.

From TheJournal.ie Students urged to sleep and eat well as State exams kick off Exams

Students urged to sleep and eat well as State exams kick off

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals given a list of tips to help students perform well during exam time.

From TheJournal.ie Top 10 tips for healthy living during exams Stress And Worry

Top 10 tips for healthy living during exams

Pharmacy union offers tips for avoiding health problems during exams…which includes paying a visit to your pharmacy.

From TheJournal.ie Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race Leaving Cert

Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race

Plans include reducing the number of degree programmes, cutting grade bands and changing the predictability of exams.

8 funny wrong answers kids have given on tests Oops This post contains images

8 funny wrong answers kids have given on tests

What is a nitrate? You might be surprised…

From TheJournal.ie Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today Results Night

Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today

There are thousands of nervous households this morning as students get graded on their first State exams.

From TheJournal.ie Harvard launches plagiarism investigation into over 100 students Plagiarism

Harvard launches plagiarism investigation into over 100 students

Alarm was raised by teaching assistant who noticed suspicious similarities between students’ papers.

'Who needs a Leaving Cert?' The best tweets from results day (and night) Leaving Cert This post contains images

'Who needs a Leaving Cert?' The best tweets from results day (and night)

How it all looked on Twitter.