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Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption
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Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:40 PM 23,915 Views 6 Comments

Additional choice was incorporated in Junior and Leaving Cert exams this year and will again next year.

Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades
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Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 10:13 PM 67,195 Views 41 Comments

The proposals follow intense discussions between the department and teaching unions.

Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms
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Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 7:25 PM 32,501 Views 48 Comments

Minister for Education Norma Foley briefed teaching unions on the plans this afternoon.

TV and radio resources for remote learning students across TG4 and RTE
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TV and radio resources for remote learning students across TG4 and RTE

Jan 8th 2021, 4:53 PM 12,671 Views 6 Comments

Programming and online resources have been expanded by the State Broadcaster to help students through level 5.

A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus
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A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 35,631 Views 55 Comments

We asked our anonymous teacher to share her views and those of some of her students on the recent controversy surrounding To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.

Junior Cert students to receive 'certificates of completion' from State and written report from school
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Junior Cert students to receive 'certificates of completion' from State and written report from school

Apr 29th 2020, 1:50 PM 128,962 Views 84 Comments

Plans to hold a school-based version of the Junior Cert in the autumn have been cancelled.

Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days
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Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days

Apr 8th 2020, 1:33 PM 77,895 Views 101 Comments

The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to meet on Friday.

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled - all students to get full marks
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Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled - all students to get full marks

Mar 19th 2020, 11:10 AM 149,628 Views 148 Comments

The decision was announced this morning by the Department of Education.

Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test?
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Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test?

Oct 5th 2019, 9:00 PM 91,778 Views 49 Comments

The subject was given special status by the Government this week.

Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence
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Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence

Oct 4th 2019, 9:12 AM 14,181 Views 16 Comments

Additional gardaí will be on patrol during Junior Cert celebrations tonight.

64,300 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on
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64,300 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on

Oct 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 42,647 Views 20 Comments

Nineteen students secured 11 higher/common-level A grades and distinctions this year.

Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks
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Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks

Sep 2nd 2019, 7:24 PM 46,232 Views 27 Comments

Traditionally, students receive their results in the middle of September.

71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams
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71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams

Aug 14th 2019, 5:45 PM 72,262 Views 27 Comments

Those suspected of cheating represent a tiny proportion of the 57,000 students who sat the exams this year.

Irish comedian subjected to 'dozens' of rape and death threats over article she wrote on Junior Cert paper
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Irish comedian subjected to 'dozens' of rape and death threats over article she wrote on Junior Cert paper

Jun 6th 2019, 10:29 PM 124,955 Views 72 Comments

Aoife Dooley said she has notified gardaí of the threats made to her online.

'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers
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'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers

May 25th 2019, 10:32 AM 34,073 Views 48 Comments

It’s less two weeks until examinations begin.

'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams
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'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams

May 14th 2019, 12:06 PM 25,746 Views 9 Comments

The SEC said reports that some subjects would be marked using computers were ‘misleading’.

'The importance hasn't gone away': Calls for geography to be brought back as core subject
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'The importance hasn't gone away': Calls for geography to be brought back as core subject

Feb 25th 2019, 1:17 PM 16,561 Views 53 Comments

Geography was removed as a core subject from the Junior Cert last year.

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died
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Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died

Jan 18th 2019, 2:36 PM 35,994 Views 24 Comments

Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.

Quiz: How much do you know from the Junior Cert history syllabus?
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Quiz: How much do you know from the Junior Cert history syllabus?

Nov 24th 2018, 8:30 AM 45,282 Views 28 Comments

We’ve taken ten questions from the current syllabus to see how much you know about the past.

The Junior Cert results are out today - here's all you need to know
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The Junior Cert results are out today - here's all you need to know

Sep 12th 2018, 6:01 AM 30,864 Views 12 Comments

Grades in the pillar subjects of Irish, English, and Maths remain relatively unchanged from previous years.

New subject changes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert get the go ahead
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New subject changes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert get the go ahead

Sep 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 61,536 Views 43 Comments

New specifications for Maths, Home Economics, History, Music and Geography are set to go live from this month for Junior Cert students.

D-Day for the nation's secondary school students as the Leaving and Junior Cert gets under way
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D-Day for the nation's secondary school students as the Leaving and Junior Cert gets under way

Jun 6th 2018, 6:00 AM 6,553 Views 20 Comments

Over 120,000 students around the country will begin their exams today.

Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm
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Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm

Jun 4th 2018, 6:00 PM 18,191 Views 16 Comments

Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?
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FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

Jun 3rd 2018, 10:00 PM 110,330 Views 46 Comments

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Geography exam?
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Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Geography exam?

Jun 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 75,424 Views 44 Comments

Let’s take you back to those oxbow lakes.

Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Science exam?
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Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Science exam?

Jun 2nd 2018, 8:30 PM 71,242 Views 79 Comments

Time to engage the recesses of your mind.

How Well Do You Remember Secondary School Level Shakespeare?
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# Shakespeare

How Well Do You Remember Secondary School Level Shakespeare?

May 3rd 2018, 9:00 PM 9,651 Views 5 Comments

There’s no excuse for English teachers to get less than 100%.

'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told
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'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told

Apr 24th 2018, 8:33 PM 30,813 Views 95 Comments

Teachers, including recently qualified teachers and retired teachers, are being asked to apply.

State exams are a rote learning memory test and aren't serving our children's future needs
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State exams are a rote learning memory test and aren't serving our children's future needs

Mar 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 56,942 Views 82 Comments

Our education system must deliver a quality education that prepares each child for their future lives, writes Geoffrey Browne.

Science, maths and languages: The plan to make Ireland's education the best in Europe
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Science, maths and languages: The plan to make Ireland's education the best in Europe

Feb 7th 2018, 12:19 PM 14,064 Views 66 Comments

The government launched its Action Plan for Education today.

Teenagers to make case for extra time in Junior Cert English exam
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Teenagers to make case for extra time in Junior Cert English exam

Nov 22nd 2017, 6:00 AM 15,967 Views 12 Comments

Currently, students have two hours to complete each paper.

'We just want time to complete the paper': TDs to quiz exam board on Junior Cert pupil's petition
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'We just want time to complete the paper': TDs to quiz exam board on Junior Cert pupil's petition

Jun 28th 2017, 6:10 AM 27,070 Views 21 Comments

A petition from Junior Cert student Tara O’Sullivan has led to today’s hearing before the Petitions Committee.

This 73-year-old student is doing the Leaving Cert this week
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This 73-year-old student is doing the Leaving Cert this week

Jun 10th 2017, 8:15 AM 24,531 Views 72 Comments

Denis North is taking the English and Geography exams at Kennedy College, New Ross.

English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert
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English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert

Jun 7th 2017, 4:05 PM 42,916 Views 32 Comments

Fake news, democracy and inventing the wheel – how did the first day of State exams go?

Exam time: Here's how your breathing and imagination can help during your exams
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Exam time: Here's how your breathing and imagination can help during your exams

Jun 7th 2017, 6:02 AM 8,346 Views 4 Comments

The time has come.

Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers
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Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers

Jun 1st 2017, 10:15 AM 52,514 Views 97 Comments

The SEC said that it would have sufficient numbers in place and did not want to “cause alarm” with the appeal.

Can you score 10 out of 10 on these Junior Cert questions?
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Can you score 10 out of 10 on these Junior Cert questions?

Apr 21st 2017, 9:00 PM 24,388 Views 5 Comments

It won’t be as easy as you expect.

10 memories everyone who did Home Ec in school will recognise
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10 memories everyone who did Home Ec in school will recognise

Apr 15th 2017, 6:00 PM 15,331 Views 1 Comment

It’s a subject that we all look back on fondly until we remember those coursework journals.

Junior Cert English: 'There isn’t a fifteen-year-old alive that can spit out high quality writing in two hours'
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Junior Cert English: 'There isn’t a fifteen-year-old alive that can spit out high quality writing in two hours'

Mar 20th 2017, 8:30 PM 6,255 Views 40 Comments

Make the new English Junior Cert exam fairer by adding thirty extra minutes, writes Junior Cert pupil Tara O’Sullivan.

Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them
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Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them

Dec 5th 2016, 2:24 PM 15,048 Views 23 Comments

Under a new student and parent charter, schools will have to outline the outcome of each complaint made by parents.

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