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# exams - Thursday 19 March, 2020

Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled - all students to get full marks

The decision was announced this morning by the Department of Education.

# exams - 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.

# exams - Friday 4 October, 2019

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.

# exams - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams

Those suspected of cheating represent a tiny proportion of the 57,000 students who sat the exams this year.

# exams - Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Latin, Libya and Leitrim: Leaving Cert results by numbers

Everyone has got their results, so here are the most important statistics from today.

# exams - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

It's the first day of exams, but the sky is overcast (and the forecast isn't looking great)

This date last year year saw highs of 25 degrees.

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.

# exams - Tuesday 4 June, 2019

'They're anxious in ways they wouldn't have been 20 years ago': Teachers say Leaving Cert stress on the rise

As the Leaving Cert begins tomorrow, teachers and education experts are warning of growing anxiety among students.

# exams - Friday 18 January, 2019

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died

Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.

# exams - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

The Junior Cert results are out today - here's all you need to know

Grades in the pillar subjects of Irish, English, and Maths remain relatively unchanged from previous years.

# exams - Saturday 30 June, 2018

Time is ticking - The CAO change-of-mind deadline is tomorrow

From 5.15pm tomorrow, applicants will no longer be able to change their preferences for the courses they would like to do.

# exams - Wednesday 20 June, 2018

Leaving Cert students sat the first ever Politics exam today - here's what was in it

A tweet from Leo Varadkar featured on the first ever exam.

# exams - Monday 4 June, 2018

Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm

Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.

# exams - Wednesday 28 March, 2018

Trinity reverses decision to introduce €450 fee for resit exams

Students protested and held a sit-in over the attempt to introduce the fees.

# exams - Thursday 15 March, 2018

'We are not cash cows': Hundreds of Trinity students rally through the campus over resit exam fees Take Back Trinity This post contains videos

'We are not cash cows': Hundreds of Trinity students rally through the campus over resit exam fees

A group of up to 40 students had been occupying the college’s dining hall over the past few days.

# exams - Monday 12 March, 2018

State exams are a rote learning memory test and aren't serving our children's future needs

Our education system must deliver a quality education that prepares each child for their future lives, writes Geoffrey Browne.

# exams - Friday 9 March, 2018

Students' exam fee protest shuts down access to Book of Kells Trinity This post contains videos

Students' exam fee protest shuts down access to Book of Kells

Trinity students have released a list of demands.

# exams - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Teenagers to make case for extra time in Junior Cert English exam

Currently, students have two hours to complete each paper.

# exams - 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.

# exams - Saturday 10 June, 2017

This 73-year-old student is doing the Leaving Cert this week

Denis North is taking the English and Geography exams at Kennedy College, New Ross.

# exams - 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?

# exams - Monday 5 June, 2017

'The Leaving Cert is a valuable life lesson. If you want something, you need to work hard to get it'

I have never forgotten the idea that I needed to put in long hours if I wanted to achieve something, writes Caoimhín De Barra.

# exams - 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.

# exams - Sunday 14 May, 2017

University exam stress: 'I've seen many of my friends turn to ADHD drugs'

An engineering student writes about how he is buckling under the strain of too many exams concentrated at the end of the academic year.

# exams - Thursday 11 May, 2017

Here's how Leaving Cert students did in French, Russian and Japanese

Some performed very well, while others struggled with basic vocabulary.

# exams - Thursday 4 May, 2017

From The Daily Edge 10 things every student in Ireland is doing right now instead of actually studying Exam Season

10 things every student in Ireland is doing right now instead of actually studying

Everything must be organised and tidy before you can do any work whatsoever.

# exams - Monday 20 March, 2017

Junior Cert English: 'There isn’t a fifteen-year-old alive that can spit out high quality writing in two hours'

Make the new English Junior Cert exam fairer by adding thirty extra minutes, writes Junior Cert pupil Tara O’Sullivan.

# exams - Wednesday 9 November, 2016

From The Daily Edge 11 ways studying Leaving Cert Irish scarred us all for life Ar Muin Na Muice

11 ways studying Leaving Cert Irish scarred us all for life

Why’d you have to be in Cáca Milis, Brendan Gleeson? Why?

# exams - Sunday 2 October, 2016

From The Daily Edge 12 memories you'll only have if you studied Leaving Cert Music Seachanges

12 memories you'll only have if you studied Leaving Cert Music

Black and decker black and decker black and decker…

# exams - 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.

# exams - Wednesday 7 September, 2016

Letters to a Fresher: College graduates tell us what they wish they'd known in first year

We asked three recent graduates to write a letter to their former selves. Here’s what they had to say…

# exams - Wednesday 22 June, 2016

Algeria blocks social networks throughout the country to prevent cheating in exams

Over 500,000 high school students were required to resit exams after exam papers were leaked.

# exams - Friday 17 June, 2016

Leaving Cert: seven years of hell in seven days

One reader tells us about her experiences of trying to overcome crippling anxiety during her Leaving Cert exams

# exams - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

From The Daily Edge Grannies across Ireland need to get their hands on this card for exam season Say A Little Prayer

# exams - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths

More students have been opting to do the higher level paper in recent years.

# exams - Monday 11 April, 2016

From The Daily Edge 14 fears anyone who did the Irish oral will relate to Mhuin Na Muice

14 fears anyone who did the Irish oral will relate to

Oh, the flashbacks!

# exams - Friday 22 January, 2016

From The Daily Edge Teachers have been sharing the funniest exam answers they have ever come across Full Marks

# exams - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Junior Cert students are getting their results today. Here's how they did

And grades for the junior cycle appear to be holding steady against previous years, without massive improvement.

# exams - Friday 21 August, 2015

Unsure about your CAO offer? Here's what you need to know

More than 35,000 people have accepted first round offers.

# exams - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

'We are kidding ourselves if we say the Leaving Cert doesn't matter'

Pressure is on schools to receive top results, writes principal Brendan Feehan.

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