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#Junior Cert

# junior-cert - Monday 26 May, 2014

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.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 22 April, 2014

Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers

The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.

# junior-cert - Sunday 16 March, 2014

Oops! There was a mistake in last year's Junior Cert science paper...and engineers are not happy Exclusive

The State Examiner admitted the incorrect photo was used in the Physics section, but said it had no affect on students’ answers.

# junior-cert - Friday 14 February, 2014

Quinn ‘regrets’ teachers’ decision to ballot for industrial action

27,000 ASTI and TUI members are to be balloted on non-co-operation with the new Junior Cycle.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 11 February, 2014

Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools

Minister Ruairí Quinn said he could not “dictate” what is sold in the vending machines in schools.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform

Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said he “would’ve loved” if the working group on junior certificate reform could have met last year but ASTI made that impossible.

# junior-cert - Friday 17 January, 2014

Key questions on new Junior Cycle Student Award ‘unanswered’

The Minister for Education thinks that implementing the plan is going well, the teachers don’t.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 15 January, 2014

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Daily Edge 7 things the new name for the Junior Cert ACTUALLY sounds like Long Live The Inter

7 things the new name for the Junior Cert ACTUALLY sounds like

How did you do in your Junior Cycle Student Award?

# junior-cert - Wednesday 25 December, 2013

From The Daily Edge The Annual Bumper Secondary School Christmas Test No Peig We Promise

The Annual Bumper Secondary School Christmas Test

Gather the family. No fighting!

# junior-cert - Thursday 19 December, 2013

ASTI accepts latest Haddington Road Agreement

ASTI General Secretary Pat King said failure by the Government to meet its commitments under the deal would be unacceptable.

# junior-cert - Monday 16 December, 2013

Teachers and Dept of Education to discuss concerns over Junior Cert reform

The Department of Education has announced that the first meeting of a new working group set up to discuss the planned overhaul of the Junior Certificate is to take place next month.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 12 November, 2013

Are you smarter than a ten-year-old? Primary school students explain science

“Seed Dispersal and Germination”, “Germ Busters” and “Five Senses”, they know it all…and they can sing too.

# junior-cert - Sunday 3 November, 2013

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.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

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.

# junior-cert - Monday 28 October, 2013

Chinese, coding and caring for animals: Junior Cycle is getting an overhaul

While traditional subjects are not under threat, new courses will see students rewarded for more than exam-time performance.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 8 October, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 signs you did Home Economics at school Creaming Method

9 signs you did Home Economics at school

Of COURSE I know how to do a running stitch.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

From The Daily Edge 10 best Twitter reactions to the Junior Cert results Juniorcertresults

10 best Twitter reactions to the Junior Cert results

Gonna take those dischos by storm.

Junior Cert results: how did the country do?

Nearly 60,000 students will receive their Junior Certificate results today. Here’s how they did.

# junior-cert - Friday 30 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge Share your favourite Seamus Heaney poetry and school memories RIP

Share your favourite Seamus Heaney poetry and school memories

“Between my finger and my thumb…”

# junior-cert - Friday 21 June, 2013

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes

The minister says the SEC has two jobs now: to ensure no student suffers as a result of the error, and to stop it recurring.

# junior-cert - Thursday 13 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic School Daze

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

# junior-cert - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 11 Irish people who have just had ENOUGH Things I Hate Most

11 Irish people who have just had ENOUGH

They’re mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore.

Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'

Science minister Sean Sherlock believes the State Examinations Commission will ensure no student loses out over the error.

From The Daily Edge 17 of the best incorrect exam answers of all time Survey Says

17 of the best incorrect exam answers of all time

It’s good but it’s not right.

# junior-cert - Monday 10 June, 2013

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers

The English version of a Maths question mistakenly inserted an extra number – which meant two answers are possible.

# junior-cert - Sunday 9 June, 2013

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.

# junior-cert - Friday 7 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge What is #Gtuít and why are 'the kids' going on about it? Say What?

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.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 things that go through your head during school exams More Paper Please

8 things that go through your head during school exams

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

# junior-cert - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

The 9 at 9: Tuesday

Good morning. Here are nine things to know as you start your day…

# junior-cert - Friday 31 May, 2013

9 stages everyone goes through before their Leaving Cert

You can do it, you divils!

# junior-cert - Thursday 11 April, 2013

From The Daily Edge VIDEO: Just a dinosaur rapping Dúnmharú ar an Dart Sceitimini áthas This post contains videos

VIDEO: Just a dinosaur rapping Dúnmharú ar an Dart

Junior Cert flashback.

# junior-cert - Thursday 21 March, 2013

From The Daily Edge 6 poets to stir up some secondary school memories PAPER 2 MEMORIES This post contains videos

6 poets to stir up some secondary school memories

Today is World Poetry Day, and it’s Leaving Cert Paper 2 all over again.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

It's the bumper secondary school Christmas test!

What does AC/DC stand for? Who discovered the double helix? Do you know?

# junior-cert - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Get your Soundings out… it’s a secondary school English test

Do you know your sonnets from your soliloquies?

# junior-cert - Sunday 25 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Squeaky bum time! It’s a secondary school history test… History Test

Squeaky bum time! It’s a secondary school history test…

Do you know your vikings from your victories?

# junior-cert - Sunday 11 November, 2012

From The Daily Edge Squeaky bum time! Here’s a secondary school geography test Geography Quiz

Squeaky bum time! Here’s a secondary school geography test

It’s National Geography Awareness Week, so it’s time to put yourself to the test.

# junior-cert - Friday 5 October, 2012

Teachers and opposition parties attack Quinn’s Junior Cert reforms

Teachers’ unions say they weren’t consulted about the changes, while opposition parties are sceptical of their need.

# junior-cert - Thursday 4 October, 2012

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock….

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