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#State Exams

# state-exams - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

# state-exams - Monday 6 June, 2016

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

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

# state-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.

# state-exams - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

Here's how students got on in the Leaving Cert

Pretty well. Fair play.

# state-exams - Thursday 2 July, 2015

Investigation underway after examiner pictured correcting Leaving Cert paper on a train

The woman was pictured appearing to correct the higher level history paper on Tuesday.

# state-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.

# state-exams - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results

Which subject had the highest failure rate? Which one had the most amount of As?

Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results?

Did you scream with joy, have a little cry, or let out a loud “meh”?

Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here’s some useful advice

“Regardless of what results lie in that envelope, remember all the dedication and hard work you put in”.

# state-exams - Monday 11 August, 2014

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?

Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.

# state-exams - Saturday 7 June, 2014

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams

How many A4 pages will be used? How many people set the tests? How many subjects are being examined? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

# state-exams - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Interesting people, influence and Roy Keane: how day one of the Leaving Certificate went

The papers were called “comfortable”, but a Home Economics question on soup raised eyebrows.

From The Daily Edge #BeGrand trends in Ireland as country tells students it will all be ok Exam Time

#BeGrand trends in Ireland as country tells students it will all be ok

It’s not the end of the world. Honestly.

Opinion: The State exams start today – but don't let stress get you down

Stress and pressure are, unfortunately, part and parcel of exams. But there are also simple ways to keep calm and perform well.

# state-exams - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 Leaving Cert fears that will never, ever leave you Log Books

11 Leaving Cert fears that will never, ever leave you

Leigh anois go curamach…

# state-exams - 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.

# state-exams - Sunday 18 August, 2013

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system

Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.

# state-exams - Friday 16 August, 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.

# state-exams - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 adults who are being exceptionally unhelpful about the Leaving Cert Pipe Down

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!

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.

# state-exams - 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.

# state-exams - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

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

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

# state-exams - 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.

# state-exams - 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.

# state-exams - 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”

From The42 Open thread: What did you miss during your Junior/Leaving Cert? Memory Lane

Open thread: What did you miss during your Junior/Leaving Cert?

We really hate it when sport and state exams clash.

# state-exams - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

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.

# state-exams - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system

Reforms announced by Ruairí Quinn this afternoon replace terminal exams with continual assessment – with the terminal exams scrapped altogether by 2020.

# state-exams - Friday 14 September, 2012

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects

Only the stereotypically male strongholds of Maths and Metalwork see boys have a higher proportion of A grades than girls.

# state-exams - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

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?

‘You deserve to celebrate your achievements’ – Minister congratulates LC students

Leaving Cert results are being issued to over 55,800 students around Ireland today.

# state-exams - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Need advice on your Leaving Cert results?

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

# state-exams - Monday 30 July, 2012

FG youth wing says teachers should be forced to correct State exams

Delegates to Young Fine Gael’s summer school pass a motion saying teachers’ summers should be spent correcting papers.

# state-exams - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

Exams body warns students against hoax ‘leaks’ after History paper surfaces online

A version of tomorrow’s Leaving Cert honours History paper has appeared online – but the SEC says it’s not the real deal.

# state-exams - Saturday 9 June, 2012

Secondary school students call for increased security after Leaving Cert breach

CDs for the Leaving Cert Irish exam were inadvertently played at some Junior Cert exam papers yesterday. The Department of Education says an investigation is underway.

# state-exams - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

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

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

Good luck! Leaving and Junior Cert students begin exams this morning Leaving Cert This post contains videos

Good luck! Leaving and Junior Cert students begin exams this morning

Stress tests have a different meaning today for more than 116,000 third and sixth year students.

# state-exams - Monday 4 June, 2012

Message to Leaving Cert students: get to your exams on time

Those attending Dublin exam centres have also been warned about delays because of the Olympic Torch relay event.

# state-exams - Friday 1 June, 2012

Fewer students to sit this year’s Leaving Cert

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

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