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#Junior Certificate

# junior-certificate - Thursday 23 April, 2020

Majority of parents surveyed opposed to July/August start for Leaving Cert

29 July has been pencilled in as the most likely date by which the Leaving Cert would start.

# junior-certificate - Tuesday 8 October, 2019

Junior Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys across most subjects

The data shows girls received more A grades than boys in most subjects.

# junior-certificate - Friday 4 October, 2019

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.

# junior-certificate - Thursday 3 October, 2019

Opinion: 'History's special status at Junior Cert level should be celebrated, but the curriculum has major blind spots'

Aspects of Irish history are conspicuous by their absence from the syllabus, writes Caoimhín de Barra.

# junior-certificate - Friday 14 June, 2019

Pooping pigeon almost forces exam venue change after taking up residence at Dublin school

Several previous attempts to remove the bird from the exam hall “proved futile”, one teacher said.

# junior-certificate - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

More than 50,000 students to begin (slightly longer) Leaving Cert exam period with English paper I

The exams commission has introduced new measures to safeguard the wellbeing of Leaving Certificate students.

# junior-certificate - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

# junior-certificate - Monday 5 June, 2017

Exam advice for parents: How to support your child during the Junior and Leaving Cert

From organisational support to breathing exercises, there’s plenty a parent can do to help.

# junior-certificate - Thursday 1 June, 2017

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

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

# junior-certificate - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

60,000 students will receive their Junior Cert results today - Here's how they got on

There’s been a rise in As almost across the board for students.

# junior-certificate - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

No major surprises in English papers as the State exams kicked off today

The first exam for both sets of students this morning will be English paper 1.

# junior-certificate - Friday 16 October, 2015

Parents say this book on Junior Cert curriculum is like 50 Shades of Grey

“It was like we both caught fire, spontaneous combustion, we were burning up together.”

# junior-certificate - Thursday 10 September, 2015

'I sat my Junior Cert aged 71, but would be in the Dáil if given a chance earlier in life'

Pamela Noonan sat her Junior Cert at age 71, having left school when she was just 11.

# junior-certificate - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Organiser of Junior Cert party apologises after hundreds of teens denied entry

The venue became overcrowded because a number of people had forged tickets, leaving valid ticket holders stuck outside.

# junior-certificate - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Teens to contemplate life's big questions in Junior Cert philosophy class

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan thinks it will encourage critical thinking.

# junior-certificate - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Teachers are striking today - Here's why

The Junior Cert does matter, apparently.

# junior-certificate - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'

The strike’s set to go ahead next Tuesday. And neither side is backing down.

# junior-certificate - Wednesday 12 November, 2014

Teachers could go on strike before the end of the month

Teachers are angry about proposed reforms to the Junior Cert.

# junior-certificate - Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Column: It's still okay to say 'NO!' to your Junior Cert teen on drinking Opinion This post contains a poll

Column: It's still okay to say 'NO!' to your Junior Cert teen on drinking

…But saying ‘No’ alone is not good enough. Tell the whole story.

Opinion: It's not a Mickey Mouse exam, the Junior Cert does actually matter

To say it doesn’t is an insult to the 60,698 Irish students who studied for 3 years to sit the exam last June.

Are you worried about your teen heading out for JC night? Here's some advice...

Parents and those running bars and off licences are being asked to be extra vigilant today.

More than 60,000 students will get their Junior Cert results today

There was an increase in the number of students taking up higher level maths and more than 90% of the Junior Cycle cohort takes up science.

# junior-certificate - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Almost 119,000 students are putting pen to paper this morning in state exams

This year marks the first time that all students at Leaving Cert level will sit the new Project Maths exam.

# junior-certificate - Thursday 10 April, 2014

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Everyonne’s talking about the Omagh bomb, Rehab revelations, and President Higgins…

# junior-certificate - Friday 14 February, 2014

Quinn 'regrets' teachers' decision to ballot for industrial action

27,000 ASTI and TUI members are to be balloted on non-co-operation with the new Junior Cycle.

# junior-certificate - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

New sex education course on the way for reformed junior cycle

The short course will be available in schools from September 2014 and schools can opt in as to whether to adopt it.

# junior-certificate - Wednesday 18 December, 2013

TUI to ballot on Junior Cert cycle disruption if concerns are not addressed

The union will meet with a Department of Education Working Group next month to discuss the new junior cycle.

# junior-certificate - Monday 16 December, 2013

Teachers and Dept of Education to discuss concerns over Junior Cert reform

The Department of Education has announced that the first meeting of a new working group set up to discuss the planned overhaul of the Junior Certificate is to take place next month.

# junior-certificate - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

TUI says more teachers are needed if planned Junior Cert changes are to be made

The Teachers Union of Ireland said they are concerned there is not enough resources to implement the planned reforms.

# junior-certificate - Saturday 14 September, 2013

John Gilligan, corporation tax and Trap’s last day: The week in numbers

Plus: How many texts do people in Ireland send on an average day?

# junior-certificate - 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.

# junior-certificate - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

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

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

# junior-certificate - 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.

# junior-certificate - 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.

# junior-certificate - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

State exams in numbers: 13 days, 6,000 examiners and 38 million A4 pages

Some 3.1 million exam papers are sitting in boxes across the country right now.

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.

# junior-certificate - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

Column: The countdown to Project Maths is on – what should you expect?

This week the State exams begin and Leaving and Junior Certificate students are getting ready to tackle Project Maths. John Devlin has some tips for those worried about the new syllabus.

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.

# junior-certificate - Tuesday 7 May, 2013

Column: We need to produce a generation of independent thinkers – history is the key

TV shows like ‘The Tudors’ and ‘Rome’ show that history is more popular than ever – yet, under proposed changes to the Junior Certificate, history could become an optional subject or short course. It makes no sense, writes teacher Christian O’Connor.

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