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#Junior Cert

# junior-cert - Last week 27th November 2022 - 3rd December 2022

Ten students suspected of cheating in Junior Cert exams have results permanently withheld
# Junior Cycle
# Junior Cycle

Ten students suspected of cheating in Junior Cert exams have results permanently withheld

Fri 9:36 PM 45,838 Views 0 Comments

The decision to withhold a result or marks is open to appeal.

# junior-cert - Last month November 2022

Over 67,000 Junior Cert students receive their results today - here's how they got on
# State Exams
# State Exams

Over 67,000 Junior Cert students receive their results today - here's how they got on

Nov 23rd 2022, 6:00 AM 28,013 Views 11 Comments

The results come six months after students sat the exams.

# junior-cert - This year 2022

Delayed Junior Cert results to be issued on Wednesday 23 November
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Delayed Junior Cert results to be issued on Wednesday 23 November

Oct 18th 2022, 8:31 AM 22,604 Views 29 Comments

The resutls are typically released in October.

Leaving and Junior Cert exams start today with over 130,000 students taking part
# State Exams
# State Exams

Leaving and Junior Cert exams start today with over 130,000 students taking part

Jun 8th 2022, 7:49 AM 12,046 Views 12 Comments

It marks the full return of traditional written exams following two years of Covid disruption.

Leaving and Junior Cert fees waived by Education Minister
# Leaving Cert 2022
# Leaving Cert 2022

Leaving and Junior Cert fees waived by Education Minister

Feb 3rd 2022, 12:44 PM 16,508 Views 19 Comments

Fees of €116 and €109 for the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert respectively will not have to be paid.

Second-level students union says 'traditional' State exams can't go ahead
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Second-level students union says 'traditional' State exams can't go ahead

Jan 11th 2022, 11:36 AM 30,107 Views 42 Comments

Two teachers unions – the ASTI and the TUI – said speculation that State exams would not be held as usual was “unhelpful”.

# junior-cert - Last year 2021

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

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

Updated Jun 30th 2021, 9:40 PM 25,612 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
# Education
# Education

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

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 10:13 PM 67,327 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
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

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

Updated Feb 17th 2021, 7:25 PM 32,854 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
# Covid-19
# Covid-19

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

Jan 8th 2021, 4:53 PM 12,742 Views 6 Comments

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

# junior-cert - All time

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

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

Sep 22nd 2020, 7:00 PM 36,287 Views 56 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
# State Exams
# State Exams

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

Apr 29th 2020, 1:50 PM 129,657 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
# State Exams
# State Exams

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

Apr 8th 2020, 1:33 PM 77,941 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
# Exams
# Exams

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

Mar 19th 2020, 11:10 AM 149,790 Views 148 Comments

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

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

Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test?

Oct 5th 2019, 9:00 PM 93,143 Views 48 Comments

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

Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence
# Have A Plan
# Have A Plan

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

Oct 4th 2019, 9:12 AM 14,229 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
# Results Are In
# Results Are In

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

Oct 4th 2019, 6:00 AM 44,949 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
# Delayed
# Delayed

Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks

Sep 2nd 2019, 7:24 PM 46,352 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
# Cheat Shot
# Cheat Shot

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

Aug 14th 2019, 5:45 PM 72,610 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
# Aoife Dooley
# Aoife Dooley

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

Jun 6th 2019, 10:29 PM 125,381 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
# Shortage
# Shortage

'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers

May 25th 2019, 10:32 AM 34,130 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
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

May 14th 2019, 12:06 PM 26,052 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
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

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

Feb 25th 2019, 1:17 PM 16,706 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
# State Exams
# State Exams

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 36,123 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?
# It's Quizness Time
# It's Quizness Time

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

Nov 24th 2018, 8:30 AM 45,332 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
# Results Are In
# Results Are In

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

Sep 12th 2018, 6:01 AM 31,092 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
# Mixing It Up
# Mixing It Up

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

Sep 10th 2018, 6:10 AM 61,652 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
# Dun Dun Dun
# Dun Dun Dun

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

Jun 6th 2018, 6:00 AM 6,582 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
# Nearly There
# Nearly There

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

Jun 4th 2018, 6:00 PM 18,348 Views 17 Comments

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

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?
# Splitting The Stones
# Splitting The Stones

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

Jun 3rd 2018, 10:00 PM 110,522 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?
# Chasing Waterfalls
# Chasing Waterfalls

Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Geography exam?

Jun 3rd 2018, 8:00 PM 76,335 Views 44 Comments

Let’s take you back to those oxbow lakes.

Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Science exam?
# Mitosis Is
# Mitosis Is

Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Science exam?

Jun 2nd 2018, 8:30 PM 72,037 Views 83 Comments

Time to engage the recesses of your mind.

How Well Do You Remember Secondary School Level Shakespeare?
# Shakespeare
From The Daily Edge
# Shakespeare

How Well Do You Remember Secondary School Level Shakespeare?

May 3rd 2018, 9:00 PM 9,665 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
# Recruitment Appeal
# Recruitment Appeal

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

Apr 24th 2018, 8:33 PM 30,843 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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 57,165 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
# Education
# Education

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

Feb 7th 2018, 12:19 PM 14,109 Views 66 Comments

The government launched its Action Plan for Education today.

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

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 6:00 AM 16,051 Views 13 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
# English Exam
# English Exam

'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 27,109 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
# Never Too Old
# Never Too Old

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

Jun 10th 2017, 8:15 AM 24,605 Views 71 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
# Discuss
# Discuss

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

Jun 7th 2017, 4:05 PM 42,985 Views 32 Comments

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

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