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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.

From TheJournal.ie Do you use what you learn in school... after you leave school? Leaving Cert

Do you use what you learn in school... after you leave school?

The Leaving Cert results have been occupying the minds of over 55,000 students today – TheJournal.ie team reflects on how much of the senior cycle curriculum we go on to use in real life…

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important?

Almost 56,000 students will be getting their results today – but do Leaving Cert results affect your future?

Sausage rolls and Samuel L Jackson: Leaving Cert result nerves kick in Leaving Cert This post contains images

Sausage rolls and Samuel L Jackson: Leaving Cert result nerves kick in

Feeling the nerves about tomorrow’s Leaving Cert results? Don’t worry – you’re not alone.

From TheJournal.ie Column: ‘I fear failing expectations’ – how the Leaving Cert results wait feels Read Me

Column: ‘I fear failing expectations’ – how the Leaving Cert results wait feels

Shelley Stafford describes the strange sensation of being in limbo, counting the days until that fateful envelope arrives.

From TheJournal.ie Need advice on your Leaving Cert results? Leaving Cert

Need advice on your Leaving Cert results?

Guidance counsellors will be manning the 2012 Exam Helpline to provide information for students, parents and teachers.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for greater vigilance of alcohol sales ahead of Leaving Cert results Alcohol

Calls for greater vigilance of alcohol sales ahead of Leaving Cert results

Parents have been reminded of the influential they can play in guiding their children’s drinking behaviour by leading by example, discussing the topic of alcohol openly, setting out clear rules for them.

From TheJournal.ie 5 alternative sixth year holiday ideas Celebrations This post contains videos

5 alternative sixth year holiday ideas

Leaving Certificate students have worked hard, now where are they going to play hard? Here are some less than ordinary sixth year holiday destinations.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why the Leaving Cert is broken… by someone who just took it Opinion

Column: Why the Leaving Cert is broken… by someone who just took it

Patrick Kelleher, who finished his exams last week, explains why the system needs a complete overhaul.

From TheJournal.ie Contingency papers arrive at schools for today's Leaving Cert Irish exams Leaving Cert

Contingency papers arrive at schools for today's Leaving Cert Irish exams

Schools are collecting replacement papers for this afternoon’s exam after a security breach last week.

From TheJournal.ie Some Junior Cert students played CD for Irish Leaving Cert aural exam Exams

Some Junior Cert students played CD for Irish Leaving Cert aural exam

The State Examinations Commission will now issue a new paper and CD for Irish Leaving Cert students sitting paper one on Monday.

From TheJournal.ie 'Worst day ever': Leaving Cert students react to English Paper Two Leaving Cert 2012 This post contains images

'Worst day ever': Leaving Cert students react to English Paper Two

Some people weren’t too happy about the examiners’ choices. Here’s how they reacted on Twitter.

From TheJournal.ie Minister to consider letting 'crisis' students sit exams later Leaving Certificate

Minister to consider letting 'crisis' students sit exams later

The issue of allowing Leaving Cert students to take an exam after missing it due to a ‘crisis’, rather than having to re-do their year of study, is to be considered by the Minister of State for Education.

From TheJournal.ie Over to you: what advice do you have for people doing the Leaving Cert? Open Thread

Over to you: what advice do you have for people doing the Leaving Cert?

The first day of exams is officially over. Got any suggestions for how students can relax and get through the rest of them?

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert students asked to reflect during 'challenging' English exam Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert students asked to reflect during 'challenging' English exam

The theme for today’s higher level paper was Memories.

From TheJournal.ie Students advised to take care of mental health over exam period Exams

Students advised to take care of mental health over exam period

Students undertaking Junior and Leaving Cert exams have been reminded to talk about any stress they might be feeling, eat a healthy diet and get enough sleep over the next two weeks.

From TheJournal.ie Fewer students to sit this year's Leaving Cert Leaving Cert

Fewer students to sit this year's Leaving Cert

Over 50,000 students, 13 days, 3.1 million exam papers, 105 subjects. Shudder.

From TheJournal.ie Exam board to address Leaving Cert 'predictability' Education

Exam board to address Leaving Cert 'predictability'

A report published by the Department of Education today was critical of “rote learning” and highlighted the common practice of memorising pre-packaged answers.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Our school system is broken – we need to look beyond exams Opinion

Column: Our school system is broken – we need to look beyond exams

Irish students are falling behind, forcing companies to look abroad for staff. But a new approach could change that, writes University of Limerick founder Ed Walsh.

From TheJournal.ie Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme Junior Cert

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme

Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.

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

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

From TheJournal.ie Teachers welcome delay in changes to Junior Cert Exams

Teachers welcome delay in changes to Junior Cert

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has said the introduction of a limit on subjects for Junior Cert students will not be rolled out until 2014.

From TheJournal.ie Teachers say Junior Cert reform plans 'would do more damage than good' Junior Cert

Teachers say Junior Cert reform plans 'would do more damage than good'

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland warns that plans to reform the exams, including limiting the subjects to 8, could damage education.

From TheJournal.ie Leaving Cert study 'leaves students stressed and with narrow education' Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert study 'leaves students stressed and with narrow education'

The system has come under fire in a wide-ranging new study which says many teachers simply ‘cover the course’.

From TheJournal.ie Almost 60,000 Junior Cert students to receive results Junior Cert

Almost 60,000 Junior Cert students to receive results

There has been an increase in the number of pupils sitting higher level maths and science.

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate?

Many Junior Cert exams are likely to be replaced with portfolio-based assessments under new proposals currently being considered. What do you think – should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate?

From TheJournal.ie Exams likely to be downgraded in radical Junior Cert reforms Junior Cert

Exams likely to be downgraded in radical Junior Cert reforms

A new system of portfolio-based assessment is “on the cards”, the Department of Education has confirmed.

From TheJournal.ie Take 5: Wednesday Take 5

Take 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…