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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
# Calculated Grades
# Calculated Grades

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

Nov 10th 2020, 6:48 PM 31,975 Views 20 Comments

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
# State Exams
# State Exams

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

Apr 22nd 2020, 6:20 AM 39,242 Views 52 Comments

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
# State Examinations
# State Examinations

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

Apr 10th 2020, 4:11 PM 95,971 Views 224 Comments

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
# Niall Muldoon
# Niall Muldoon

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

Apr 9th 2020, 7:01 PM 32,185 Views 34 Comments

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
# Recruitment Appeal
# Recruitment Appeal

'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told

Apr 24th 2018, 8:33 PM 30,818 Views 95 Comments

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
# Countdown To Results
# Countdown To Results

From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life

Aug 13th 2017, 10:00 PM 17,737 Views 4 Comments

TheJournal.ie 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
# State Examinations
# State Examinations

Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly

Jul 17th 2017, 3:28 PM 7,302 Views 12 Comments

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
# Discuss
# Discuss

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

Jun 7th 2017, 4:05 PM 42,931 Views 32 Comments

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
# Courts
# Courts

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

May 20th 2016, 8:17 AM 14,150 Views 17 Comments

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?
# Education
# Education

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

Jan 29th 2015, 8:00 PM 413 Views 56 Comments

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
# Testing Times
# Testing Times

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

Jun 4th 2014, 8:00 AM 199 Views 7 Comments

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
# Me Nerves
# Me Nerves

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

Jun 4th 2014, 7:00 AM 7,337 Views 21 Comments

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

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

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

Jun 13th 2013, 6:00 PM 17,926 Views 4 Comments

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

# state-examinations - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

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

8 things that go through your head during school exams

Jun 5th 2013, 1:00 PM 22,700 Views 26 Comments

“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
# Exams
# Exams

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

Jun 4th 2013, 6:45 AM 6,298 Views 27 Comments

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
# State Exams
# State Exams

Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system

Oct 4th 2012, 9:06 AM 11,588 Views 51 Comments

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
# Points Race
# Points Race

Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system

Aug 21st 2012, 3:11 PM 5,899 Views 19 Comments

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
# State Exams
# State Exams

FG youth wing says teachers should be forced to correct State exams

Jul 30th 2012, 11:52 AM 4,447 Views 48 Comments

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
# Your Say

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

Apr 8th 2012, 2:21 PM 8,920 Views 91 Comments

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