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#Exams

# exams - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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

Currently, students have two hours to complete each paper.

# exams - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life

TheJournal.ie spoke to four Leaving Cert students in the countdown to the results.

# exams - Saturday 10 June, 2017

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

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

# exams - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

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

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

# exams - Monday 5 June, 2017

'The Leaving Cert is a valuable life lesson. If you want something, you need to work hard to get it'

I have never forgotten the idea that I needed to put in long hours if I wanted to achieve something, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# exams - Thursday 1 June, 2017

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

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

# exams - Sunday 14 May, 2017

University exam stress: 'I've seen many of my friends turn to ADHD drugs'

An engineering student writes about how he is buckling under the strain of too many exams concentrated at the end of the academic year.

# exams - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

# exams - Thursday 4 May, 2017

From The Daily Edge 10 things every student in Ireland is doing right now instead of actually studying Exam Season

10 things every student in Ireland is doing right now instead of actually studying

Everything must be organised and tidy before you can do any work whatsoever.

# exams - Monday 20 March, 2017

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

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

# exams - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 ways studying Leaving Cert Irish scarred us all for life Ar Muin Na Muice

11 ways studying Leaving Cert Irish scarred us all for life

Why’d you have to be in Cáca Milis, Brendan Gleeson? Why?

# exams - Sunday 2 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 memories you'll only have if you studied Leaving Cert Music Seachanges

12 memories you'll only have if you studied Leaving Cert Music

Black and decker black and decker black and decker…

# exams - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

60,000 students will receive their Junior Cert results today - Here's how they got on

There’s been a rise in As almost across the board for students.

# exams - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Letters to a Fresher: College graduates tell us what they wish they'd known in first year

We asked three recent graduates to write a letter to their former selves. Here’s what they had to say…

# exams - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Algeria blocks social networks throughout the country to prevent cheating in exams

Over 500,000 high school students were required to resit exams after exam papers were leaked.

# exams - Friday 17 June, 2016

Leaving Cert: seven years of hell in seven days

One reader tells us about her experiences of trying to overcome crippling anxiety during her Leaving Cert exams

# exams - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge Grannies across Ireland need to get their hands on this card for exam season Say A Little Prayer

# exams - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths

More students have been opting to do the higher level paper in recent years.

# exams - Monday 11 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge 14 fears anyone who did the Irish oral will relate to Mhuin Na Muice

14 fears anyone who did the Irish oral will relate to

Oh, the flashbacks!

# exams - Friday 22 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge Teachers have been sharing the funniest exam answers they have ever come across Full Marks

# exams - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Junior Cert students are getting their results today. Here's how they did

And grades for the junior cycle appear to be holding steady against previous years, without massive improvement.

# exams - Friday 21 August, 2015

Unsure about your CAO offer? Here's what you need to know

More than 35,000 people have accepted first round offers.

# exams - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

'We are kidding ourselves if we say the Leaving Cert doesn't matter'

Pressure is on schools to receive top results, writes principal Brendan Feehan.

From The Daily Edge 10 people who REALLY aren't being helpful about the Leaving Cert results Leaving Cert

10 people who REALLY aren't being helpful about the Leaving Cert results

Read these while waiting for results, at your peril.

In numbers: The Leaving Cert results

The hard work is over, now it’s time to find out how everyone did.

# exams - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Leaving Cert results don't define your future

I only learned to appreciate education after quitting school.

# exams - Thursday 16 July, 2015

From The Daily Edge This teacher's cruel exam question is wrecking the internet's head Existential Crisis This post contains a poll

# exams - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge The 8 realities of getting your college exam results First Class Honours

# exams - Monday 8 June, 2015

‘Large cyber attack’ brings down Waterford Institute exam website on results day

The latest update just over an hour ago is that the website is back up and running.

That Leaving Cert weather looks to be on the way

But it won’t hang around for long.

From The42 Waterford hurler passes Cork test before sitting Leaving Cert exams today Hit The Books

Waterford hurler passes Cork test before sitting Leaving Cert exams today

Shane Bennett has a hectic schedule at the moment.

# exams - Friday 5 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge 16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers Brenda And The Wasp

16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers

We all need a laugh at this difficult time.

# exams - Thursday 4 June, 2015

Student gets garda escort to Leaving Cert exam after missing his bus

He arrived with four minutes to spare.

# exams - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

The Leaving Cert kicked off with English Paper I and Bono turned up Day One This post contains images

The Leaving Cert kicked off with English Paper I and Bono turned up

“My name is Bono and I am a rock star.”

From The42 What are your memories of studying for exams during big sporting events? Hit The Books

What are your memories of studying for exams during big sporting events?

With the Leaving Cert starting today, our writers recall the plethora of distractions that threatened to undermine their study.

# exams - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Is the Leaving Cert getting easier?

Figures show that the percentage of students securing higher grades has gradually increased in the last three decades – but many deny that the exam has been “dumbed down”.

Students with special needs being denied supports “days before exams”

The number of students having applications for readers turned down has been increasing since 2012.

# exams - Sunday 31 May, 2015

What did a Leaving Cert exam paper look like 80 years ago?

We got our hands on the 1935 home economics exam to see how it compares to more recent papers.

'While achieving the Leaving Cert points you want is important, it doesn't define who you are for the rest of your days'

The pressure to reach the points is immense, but there are lots of options.

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