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#Junior Certificate

# junior-certificate - Wednesday 17 February, 2021

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 32,334 Views 48 Comments

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

# junior-certificate - Thursday 23 April, 2020

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

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

Apr 23rd 2020, 8:51 AM 35,272 Views 40 Comments

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
# Gender Breakdown
# Gender Breakdown

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

Oct 8th 2019, 6:00 AM 15,683 Views 19 Comments

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
# Have A Plan
# Have A Plan

Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence

Oct 4th 2019, 9:12 AM 14,180 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 42,226 Views 20 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Oct 3rd 2019, 7:00 AM 10,533 Views 14 Comments

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
# EXAM IMPIGEONATOR
# EXAM IMPIGEONATOR

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

Jun 14th 2019, 8:35 AM 33,258 Views 31 Comments

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
# We've All Been There
# We've All Been There

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

Jun 5th 2019, 6:00 AM 20,665 Views 8 Comments

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

# junior-certificate - Wednesday 13 September, 2017

61,000 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on
# Results Night
# Results Night

61,000 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on

Sep 13th 2017, 6:00 AM 24,780 Views 24 Comments

Alcohol is a talking point.

# junior-certificate - Monday 5 June, 2017

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

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

Jun 5th 2017, 7:45 AM 18,086 Views 8 Comments

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
# 11th Hour
# 11th Hour

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

Jun 1st 2017, 10:15 AM 52,429 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-certificate - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

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

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

Sep 14th 2016, 6:01 AM 37,451 Views 12 Comments

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
# Me Nerves
# Me Nerves

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

Jun 8th 2016, 8:40 PM 31,599 Views 18 Comments

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
# Noughts And Crosses
# Noughts And Crosses

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

Oct 16th 2015, 8:18 PM 32,071 Views 112 Comments

“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'
# Bright Spark
# Bright Spark

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

Sep 10th 2015, 4:05 PM 13,144 Views 11 Comments

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
# Cork
# Cork

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

Jun 20th 2015, 11:35 AM 47,200 Views 35 Comments

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
# Deep Thinkers
# Deep Thinkers

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

Dec 30th 2014, 1:41 PM 10,797 Views 52 Comments

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

# junior-certificate - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Teachers are striking today - Here's why
# Education
# Education

Teachers are striking today - Here's why

Dec 2nd 2014, 6:30 AM 15,274 Views 70 Comments

The Junior Cert does matter, apparently.

# junior-certificate - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'
# Not Blinking
# Not Blinking

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

Nov 25th 2014, 10:43 PM 16,907 Views 84 Comments

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
# Exam Stress
# Exam Stress

Teachers could go on strike before the end of the month

Nov 12th 2014, 8:26 AM 10,062 Views 112 Comments

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
# Opinion

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

Sep 10th 2014, 4:10 PM 1,333 Views 52 Comments

…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
# JC RESULTS
# JC RESULTS

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

Sep 10th 2014, 1:00 PM 6,503 Views 38 Comments

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...
# Celebrations
# Celebrations

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

Sep 10th 2014, 7:00 AM 14,480 Views 23 Comments

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
# Me Nerves
# Me Nerves

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

Sep 10th 2014, 6:30 AM 7,441 Views 4 Comments

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
# Me Nerves
# Me Nerves

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

Jun 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,330 Views 21 Comments

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
# News Fix
# News Fix

Here's What Happened Today: Thursday

Apr 10th 2014, 11:30 PM 16,163 Views 0 Comments

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
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

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

Feb 14th 2014, 7:26 PM 12,883 Views 68 Comments

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
# Junior Cert Reform
# Junior Cert Reform

New sex education course on the way for reformed junior cycle

Jan 21st 2014, 6:30 AM 11,324 Views 17 Comments

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
# Teachers' Union Of Ireland
# Teachers' Union Of Ireland

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

Dec 18th 2013, 11:27 AM 4,563 Views 19 Comments

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
# Overhaul
# Overhaul

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

Dec 16th 2013, 6:01 AM 5,975 Views 41 Comments

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
# Exams
# Exams

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

Oct 29th 2013, 12:21 PM 6,511 Views 81 Comments

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
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

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

Sep 14th 2013, 7:30 PM 5,471 Views 3 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes

Jun 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 7,179 Views 27 Comments

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
# Oops
# Oops

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

Jun 12th 2013, 8:45 PM 27,601 Views 26 Comments

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

# junior-certificate - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'
# State Exams
# State Exams

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'

Jun 11th 2013, 7:22 PM 15,843 Views 27 Comments

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
# Oops
# Oops

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers

Jun 10th 2013, 8:21 PM 39,766 Views 76 Comments

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
# Good Luck
# Good Luck

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

Jun 5th 2013, 8:52 AM 5,518 Views 33 Comments

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

Open thread: What did you miss during your Junior/Leaving Cert?
# Memory Lane
From The42
# Memory Lane

Open thread: What did you miss during your Junior/Leaving Cert?

Jun 5th 2013, 7:30 AM 2,209 Views 17 Comments

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?
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 4th 2013, 7:00 AM 66 Views 26 Comments

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
# Exams
# Exams

Students urged to sleep and eat well as State exams kick off

Jun 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,295 Views 27 Comments

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals given a list of tips to help students perform well during exam time.

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