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#Exams

# exams - Wednesday 5 June, 2019

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

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

Jun 5th 2019, 1:47 PM 12,105 Views 10 Comments

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
# 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 20,695 Views 8 Comments

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
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

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

Jun 4th 2019, 8:30 PM 30,320 Views 61 Comments

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
# State Exams
# State Exams

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

Jan 18th 2019, 2:36 PM 36,110 Views 24 Comments

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
# Results Are In
# Results Are In

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

Sep 12th 2018, 6:01 AM 30,978 Views 12 Comments

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
# Decisions Decisions
# Decisions Decisions

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

Jun 30th 2018, 11:00 AM 9,293 Views 2 Comments

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
# Politics And Society
# Politics And Society

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

Jun 20th 2018, 7:48 PM 52,460 Views 44 Comments

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
# Nearly There
# Nearly There

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

Jun 4th 2018, 6:00 PM 18,318 Views 17 Comments

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
# Take Back Trinity
# Take Back Trinity

Trinity reverses decision to introduce €450 fee for resit exams

Mar 28th 2018, 2:50 PM 10,856 Views 21 Comments

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
# Take Back Trinity

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

Mar 15th 2018, 2:58 PM 14,451 Views 38 Comments

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
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Mar 12th 2018, 6:30 AM 57,112 Views 82 Comments

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
# Trinity

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

Mar 9th 2018, 2:12 PM 26,370 Views 34 Comments

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
# Tempus Fugit
# Tempus Fugit

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

Nov 22nd 2017, 6:00 AM 16,030 Views 12 Comments

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
# 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 17,804 Views 4 Comments

TheJournal.ie 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
# Never Too Old
# Never Too Old

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

Jun 10th 2017, 8:15 AM 24,589 Views 72 Comments

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
# Discuss
# Discuss

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

Jun 7th 2017, 4:05 PM 42,971 Views 32 Comments

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'
# Opinion
# Opinion

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

Jun 5th 2017, 9:30 AM 4,568 Views 64 Comments

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
# 11th Hour
# 11th Hour

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

Jun 1st 2017, 10:15 AM 52,695 Views 97 Comments

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'
# Column
# Column

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

May 14th 2017, 7:30 PM 1,362 Views 52 Comments

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
# Excuse My French
# Excuse My French

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

May 11th 2017, 2:21 PM 22,682 Views 19 Comments

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

# exams - Thursday 4 May, 2017

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

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

May 4th 2017, 8:05 AM 8,855 Views 0 Comments

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Mar 20th 2017, 8:30 PM 6,502 Views 40 Comments

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

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

11 ways studying Leaving Cert Irish scarred us all for life

Nov 9th 2016, 9:30 PM 10,978 Views 2 Comments

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

# exams - Sunday 2 October, 2016

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

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

Oct 2nd 2016, 9:30 AM 11,686 Views 0 Comments

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
# 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 37,506 Views 12 Comments

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
# Change Generation
# Change Generation

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

Sep 7th 2016, 11:00 AM 27,168 Views 29 Comments

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
# Extreme Measures
# Extreme Measures

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

Jun 22nd 2016, 10:52 AM 8,551 Views 15 Comments

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
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert: seven years of hell in seven days

Jun 17th 2016, 7:30 PM 1,353 Views 47 Comments

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

# exams - Tuesday 10 May, 2016

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

Grannies across Ireland need to get their hands on this card for exam season

May 10th 2016, 6:41 PM 5,078 Views 1 Comment

Light a few there Granny.

# exams - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths

Apr 28th 2016, 6:00 AM 11,686 Views 52 Comments

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

# exams - Monday 11 April, 2016

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

14 fears anyone who did the Irish oral will relate to

Apr 11th 2016, 1:08 PM 18,516 Views 0 Comments

Oh, the flashbacks!

# exams - Friday 22 January, 2016

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

Teachers have been sharing the funniest exam answers they have ever come across

Jan 22nd 2016, 3:59 PM 13,459 Views 5 Comments

“thou shalt not lotto”

# exams - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Junior Cert students are getting their results today. Here's how they did
# Results Are In
# Results Are In

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

Sep 9th 2015, 6:01 AM 34,686 Views 12 Comments

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
# Going To College
# Going To College

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

Aug 21st 2015, 6:41 PM 8,753 Views 2 Comments

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'
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

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

Aug 12th 2015, 3:58 PM 418 Views 42 Comments

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

10 people who REALLY aren't being helpful about the Leaving Cert results
# Leaving Cert
From The Daily Edge
# Leaving Cert

10 people who REALLY aren't being helpful about the Leaving Cert results

Aug 12th 2015, 8:27 AM 7,819 Views 2 Comments

Read these while waiting for results, at your peril.

In numbers: The Leaving Cert results
# The Big Day
# The Big Day

In numbers: The Leaving Cert results

Aug 12th 2015, 6:00 AM 35,810 Views 23 Comments

The hard work is over, now it’s time to find out how everyone did.

# exams - Tuesday 4 August, 2015

Leaving Cert results don't define your future
# Opinion
# Opinion

Leaving Cert results don't define your future

Aug 4th 2015, 10:25 PM 1,899 Views 45 Comments

I only learned to appreciate education after quitting school.

# exams - Thursday 16 July, 2015

This teacher's cruel exam question is wrecking the internet's head
# Existential Crisis
From The Daily Edge
# Existential Crisis

This teacher's cruel exam question is wrecking the internet's head

Jul 16th 2015, 2:30 PM 11,338 Views 8 Comments

What a monster.

# exams - Wednesday 24 June, 2015

The 8 realities of getting your college exam results
# First Class Honours
From The Daily Edge
# First Class Honours

The 8 realities of getting your college exam results

Jun 24th 2015, 11:08 AM 7,176 Views 0 Comments

Our EMOTIONS.