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#Junior Cert

# 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….

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.

The 9 at 9: Thursday

Good morning! Here are nine things you should know as you start your day…

# junior-cert - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers

Just HOW well did Ireland do at the Paralympics? And which country’s population has the most smokers?

# junior-cert - 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.

# junior-cert - 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.

# junior-cert - Friday 8 June, 2012

Some Junior Cert students played CD for Irish Leaving Cert aural exam

The State Examinations Commission will now issue a new paper and CD for Irish Leaving Cert students sitting paper one on Monday.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Students advised to take care of mental health over exam period

Students undertaking Junior and Leaving Cert exams have been reminded to talk about any stress they might be feeling, eat a healthy diet and get enough sleep over the next two weeks.

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.

# junior-cert - 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.

# junior-cert - 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.

# junior-cert - Friday 11 May, 2012

Government urged to include road safety on Junior Cert curriculum

The Government is being urged to “harness” the enthusiasm among teenagers for cars and include road safety training on the programme.

# junior-cert - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Poll: Should PE be a subject for the Leaving Cert? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should PE be a subject for the Leaving Cert?

Ruairí Quinn says physical education will be offered as a Junior Cert subject in the coming years. Should it be on the Leaving?

# junior-cert - Thursday 29 December, 2011

The 5 at 5: Thursday

Five things you need to know before you head out the door: the Betfair controversy, an investigation into the death of a man in Dublin; and students have their say on Junior Cert reforms.

# junior-cert - Thursday 3 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday

In tonight’s Fix: The low-down on Greece (and why it’s extra bad for Silvio), some good news for mortgage holders and the best picture of Michael Noonan you will see for a while.

The 5 at 5: Thursday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock.

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme

Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.

# junior-cert - Friday 21 October, 2011

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things to know this morning…

# junior-cert - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

In tonight’s Fix: RTÉ stars face a large pay cut; Irish ex-pats get their say in the Áras race; and a war of words at the World Scrabble Championships.

Teachers say Junior Cert reform plans 'would do more damage than good'

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland warns that plans to reform the exams, including limiting the subjects to 8, could damage education.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

The 9 at 9: Wednesday

Nine things to know by 9am: Results day for Junior Cert students, cabinet meets to discuss selling off state assets, and what Irish people are more likely to lie about than anyone else…

Almost 60,000 Junior Cert students to receive results

There has been an increase in the number of pupils sitting higher level maths and science.

# junior-cert - Friday 26 August, 2011

Poll: Should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate?

Many Junior Cert exams are likely to be replaced with portfolio-based assessments under new proposals currently being considered. What do you think – should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate?

Exams likely to be downgraded in radical Junior Cert reforms

A new system of portfolio-based assessment is “on the cards”, the Department of Education has confirmed.

# junior-cert - Monday 22 August, 2011

Release Junior Cert results on a Friday “to combat booze binges”

Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power thinks students can get their hands on alcohol more easily on a midweek night.

# junior-cert - Monday 8 August, 2011

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs

Teachers who choose to mark exam papers during the summer are paid extra on top of their salaries. There are calls for the bonus payments system to be reviewed.

# junior-cert - Monday 11 July, 2011

Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs

A nationwide consultation on Junior Cert reform finds that students want more education on social issues.

# junior-cert - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Junior Cert cut to eight subjects under new government plan

Students will be limited to eight exam subjects so that they have more time to devote to literacy and numeracy skills.

The 9 at 9: Saturday

Nine things to know this morning – including the latest on the NOTW scandal, and radical reform for College Green and the Junior Cert

# junior-cert - Monday 13 June, 2011

Maths Paper 2 deemed to be "grand" after Paper 1 shocker

The Leaving Certificate honours Maths second paper has come as a relief to many after a “very difficult” paper 1.

# junior-cert - Friday 10 June, 2011

Day 3: Exam students tackle Geography and Maths papers

Students in the Leaving and Junior Cert will both face papers on Maths and Geography today ahead of a welcomed weekend.

The 9 at 9: Friday 9 At 9 This post contains videos

The 9 at 9: Friday

Nine things you need to know by 9am: New ministers from north and south of the border meet for the first time today; more protests on the way in Syria, and the unthinkable…a Father Ted rip off.