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Saturday 1 April 2023 Dublin: 9°C

# Junior Certificate

Last year
# State Exams
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.
All time
# Junior Cert
Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms
Minister for Education Norma Foley briefed teaching unions on the plans this afternoon.
# State Exams
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.
# gender breakdown
Junior Cert results: Girls continue to outperform boys across most subjects
The data shows girls received more A grades than boys in most subjects.
# have a plan
Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence
Additional gardaí will be on patrol during Junior Cert celebrations tonight.
# Results are In
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.
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.
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.
# we've all been there
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.
# Results Night
61,000 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on
Alcohol is a talking point.
# tis the season
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.
# 11th hour
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.
# At last
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.
# Me Nerves
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.
# Noughts and Crosses
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.”
# bright spark
'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.
# Cork
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.
# deep thinkers
Teens to contemplate life's big questions in Junior Cert philosophy class
Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan thinks it will encourage critical thinking.
# Education
Teachers are striking today - Here's why
The Junior Cert does matter, apparently.
# not blinking
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.
# Exam Stress
Teachers could go on strike before the end of the month
Teachers are angry about proposed reforms to the Junior Cert.
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.
# celebrations
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.
# Me Nerves
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.
# Me Nerves
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.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Thursday
Everyonne’s talking about the Omagh bomb, Rehab revelations, and President Higgins…
# Junior Cert
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 cert reform
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.
# Teachers' Union of Ireland
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.
# overhaul
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.
# Exams
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.
# Prime Numbers
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?
# Leaving Cert
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.
# Oops
Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper
Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.
# State Exams
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.
# Oops
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.
# Good Luck
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.
# memory lane
Open thread: What did you miss during your Junior/Leaving Cert?
We really hate it when sport and state exams clash.
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.