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# Junior Cert

This year
Over 71,000 Junior Cert students will receive their results later today
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland has congratulated all students receiving their results today.
No date for junior cycle exam results, says Foley
The SEC said last year that a lack of examiners caused a delay in the release of results.
The Explainer: What is it like to sit the Leaving Cert in 2023?
Luke Saunders, co-founder and CEO of Studyclix, joins us on this week’s episode to give the lie of the land for anyone whose own memory of sitting the exams might be fading. We look at the lasting impact of the Covid pandemic on the exams, and share advice for students and parents alike.
Leaving Cert 2023: Students begin exams with 'well-pitched and broadly appealing' paper
This year’s higher-level English paper one featured readings about technology, imagery and immigration.
Over 130,000 students begin state examinations today - most sitting their first one ever
The majority of students in both exam years will be sitting their first state exam this morning as Junior Cycle exams were cancelled during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020.
Leaving Cert 2023: Don't worry if you feel overwhelmed ahead of the exams, you're not alone
Fiona O’Malley of Turn2Me mental health charity has lots of good advice for students and parents ahead of the exams tomorrow.
Last year
Ten students suspected of cheating in Junior Cert exams have results permanently withheld
The decision to withhold a result or marks is open to appeal.
Over 67,000 Junior Cert students receive their results today - here's how they got on
The results come six months after students sat the exams.
Delayed Junior Cert results to be issued on Wednesday 23 November
The resutls are typically released in October.
Leaving and Junior Cert exams start today with over 130,000 students taking part
It marks the full return of traditional written exams following two years of Covid disruption.
Leaving and Junior Cert fees waived by Education Minister
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
Two teachers unions – the ASTI and the TUI – said speculation that State exams would not be held as usual was “unhelpful”.
All time
Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption
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
The proposals follow intense discussions between the department and teaching unions.
Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms
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
Programming and online resources have been expanded by the State Broadcaster to help students through level 5.
A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus
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
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
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
The decision was announced this morning by the Department of Education.
Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test?
The subject was given special status by the Government this week.
Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence
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
Nineteen students secured 11 higher/common-level A grades and distinctions this year.
Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks
Traditionally, students receive their results in the middle of September.
71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams
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 said she has notified gardaí of the threats made to her online.
'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers
It’s less two weeks until examinations begin.
'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.
FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.
Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Geography exam?
Let’s take you back to those oxbow lakes.
Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Science exam?
Time to engage the recesses of your mind.
How Well Do You Remember Secondary School Level Shakespeare?
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
Teachers, including recently qualified teachers and retired teachers, are being asked to apply.