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#State Examinations

# state-examinations - Tuesday 10 November, 2020

Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm

Dalton Tattan, assistant secretary at the Department of Education said the pressure they were under was ‘extreme’.

# state-examinations - Wednesday 22 April, 2020

'It's not realistic or viable' to hold Leaving Cert practical exams in current timeframe

Students with oral exams and music practicals have been awarded full marks – but other practical exams are to still go ahead.

# state-examinations - Friday 10 April, 2020

Leaving Cert exams postponed until late July or August and Junior Cert exams cancelled

The decision was announced this afternoon.

# state-examinations - Thursday 9 April, 2020

Children's ombudsman calls on government to clarify plans for Junior and Leaving Cert exams

Schools across the country remain closed ahead of this year’s exams in June.

# state-examinations - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'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.

# state-examinations - Sunday 13 August, 2017

From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life spoke to four Leaving Cert students in the countdown to the results.

# state-examinations - Monday 17 July, 2017

Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly

It comes after a report last week into universities found “unacceptable” financial practices.

# state-examinations - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert

Fake news, democracy and inventing the wheel – how did the first day of State exams go?

# state-examinations - Friday 20 May, 2016

Student with dyslexia brings fresh High Court appeal to secure help for Leaving Cert exams

His previous application for a reader was refused before the supporting evidence was submitted.

# state-examinations - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?

We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.

# state-examinations - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

Opinion: The State exams start today – but don't let stress get you down

Stress and pressure are, unfortunately, part and parcel of exams. But there are also simple ways to keep calm and perform well.

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.

# state-examinations - Thursday 13 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic School Daze

Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic

Lady Gaga on the business paper, horse burgers in the French exam. Gas Al

# state-examinations - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 things that go through your head during school exams More Paper Please

8 things that go through your head during school exams

“Only 2 hours, 46 minutes until it’s over”

# state-examinations - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

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.

# state-examinations - Thursday 4 October, 2012

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.

# state-examinations - Tuesday 21 August, 2012

Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system

A submission to Ruairí Quinn sees Ireland’s seven universities outline issues with the Leaving Cert – and how to change it.

# state-examinations - 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.

# state-examinations - 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?