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#Junior Cert

# junior-cert - Wednesday 30 June, 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 24,046 Views 6 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

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 67,202 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 32,512 Views 48 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Friday 8 January, 2021

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 12,673 Views 6 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

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 35,643 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 - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

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 128,971 Views 84 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

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 77,896 Views 99 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Thursday 19 March, 2020

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 149,635 Views 148 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Saturday 5 October, 2019

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 91,789 Views 49 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Friday 4 October, 2019

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 14,181 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
# 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 42,655 Views 20 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Monday 2 September, 2019

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 46,232 Views 27 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

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 72,269 Views 27 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Thursday 6 June, 2019

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 124,958 Views 72 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'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 34,073 Views 48 Comments

It’s less two weeks until examinations begin.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

'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 25,753 Views 9 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Monday 25 February, 2019

'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 16,565 Views 53 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Friday 18 January, 2019

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 35,996 Views 24 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Saturday 24 November, 2018

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 45,282 Views 28 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

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 30,866 Views 12 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Monday 10 September, 2018

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 61,537 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.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

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 6,553 Views 20 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Monday 4 June, 2018

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 18,191 Views 17 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Sunday 3 June, 2018

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 110,333 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 75,431 Views 44 Comments

Let’s take you back to those oxbow lakes.

# junior-cert - Saturday 2 June, 2018

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 71,260 Views 79 Comments

Time to engage the recesses of your mind.

# junior-cert - Thursday 3 May, 2018

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 9,651 Views 5 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'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 30,813 Views 95 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Monday 12 March, 2018

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 56,946 Views 81 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

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 14,064 Views 66 Comments

The government launched its Action Plan for Education today.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

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 15,967 Views 12 Comments

Currently, students have two hours to complete each paper.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'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 27,070 Views 21 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Saturday 10 June, 2017

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 24,532 Views 71 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

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 42,917 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
# You Can Do It
# You Can Do It

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.

# junior-cert - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers
# 11th Hour
# 11th Hour

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

Jun 1st 2017, 10:15 AM 52,516 Views 97 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Friday 21 April, 2017

Can you score 10 out of 10 on these Junior Cert questions?
# Junior Cert
From The Daily Edge
# Junior Cert

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

Apr 21st 2017, 9:00 PM 24,390 Views 4 Comments

It won’t be as easy as you expect.

# junior-cert - Saturday 15 April, 2017

10 memories everyone who did Home Ec in school will recognise
# Home Ec
From The Daily Edge
# Home Ec

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 - 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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

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 6,261 Views 40 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Monday 5 December, 2016

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

Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them

Dec 5th 2016, 2:24 PM 15,049 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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