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# exams - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

What are your memories of studying for exams during big sporting events?
# Hit The Books
From The42
# Hit The Books

What are your memories of studying for exams during big sporting events?

Jun 3rd 2015, 7:00 AM 14,886 Views 12 Comments

With the Leaving Cert starting today, our writers recall the plethora of distractions that threatened to undermine their study.

Open thread: What advice would you give Junior and Leaving Cert students today?
# Exam Memories
# Exam Memories

Open thread: What advice would you give Junior and Leaving Cert students today?

Jun 3rd 2015, 6:10 AM 8,539 Views 29 Comments

You’ve got this.

# exams - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

Is the Leaving Cert getting easier?
# Exams
# Exams

Is the Leaving Cert getting easier?

Jun 2nd 2015, 9:00 PM 18,449 Views 33 Comments

Figures show that the percentage of students securing higher grades has gradually increased in the last three decades – but many deny that the exam has been “dumbed down”.

Students with special needs being denied supports "days before exams"
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Students with special needs being denied supports "days before exams"

Jun 2nd 2015, 1:25 PM 11,377 Views 30 Comments

The number of students having applications for readers turned down has been increasing since 2012.

# exams - Sunday 31 May, 2015

What did a Leaving Cert exam paper look like 80 years ago?
# Home Economics
# Home Economics

What did a Leaving Cert exam paper look like 80 years ago?

May 31st 2015, 9:00 PM 40,953 Views 93 Comments

We got our hands on the 1935 home economics exam to see how it compares to more recent papers.

'While achieving the Leaving Cert points you want is important, it doesn't define who you are for the rest of your days'
# The Big LC
# The Big LC

'While achieving the Leaving Cert points you want is important, it doesn't define who you are for the rest of your days'

May 31st 2015, 5:30 PM 11,517 Views 50 Comments

The pressure to reach the points is immense, but there are lots of options.

# exams - Thursday 28 May, 2015

10 things every thirtysomething says about the Leaving Cert
# Intentionally Blank
From The Daily Edge
# Intentionally Blank

10 things every thirtysomething says about the Leaving Cert

May 28th 2015, 1:14 PM 12,319 Views 7 Comments

“I didn’t do a TAP of study myself.”

Pretty much everything can stress you out when you're doing the Leaving Cert
# Examination Blues
# Examination Blues

Pretty much everything can stress you out when you're doing the Leaving Cert

May 28th 2015, 6:04 AM 9,305 Views 20 Comments

New research from the ERSI has found that students are under a lot of pressure during their examinations.

# exams - Tuesday 26 May, 2015

This teacher promised to cancel his students' exams if they get Taylor Swift to call him
# Tay Tay
From The Daily Edge
# Tay Tay

This teacher promised to cancel his students' exams if they get Taylor Swift to call him

May 26th 2015, 8:34 PM 8,364 Views 5 Comments

Your move, Taylor.

# exams - Wednesday 20 May, 2015

Sorry kids, no more mid-week holidays to look forward to...
# School's In
# School's In

Sorry kids, no more mid-week holidays to look forward to...

May 20th 2015, 4:23 PM 30,222 Views 9 Comments

It seems that the Department of Education and teaching unions have reached an agreement.

# exams - Thursday 14 May, 2015

The 14 stages of last-minute exam cramming
# Cram It Up
From The Daily Edge
# Cram It Up

The 14 stages of last-minute exam cramming

May 14th 2015, 9:30 PM 7,938 Views 5 Comments

Look at your notes. Drink coffee. Panic. Repeat.

# exams - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

11 situations that will strike the fear of God in every college student
# The Struggle Is Real
From The Daily Edge
# The Struggle Is Real

11 situations that will strike the fear of God in every college student

May 5th 2015, 9:30 PM 10,412 Views 6 Comments

Get promised free pizza. No free pizza.

# exams - Wednesday 29 April, 2015

Exam stress can make you lose perspective – remember, you're more than your grade
# Opinion
# Opinion

Exam stress can make you lose perspective – remember, you're more than your grade

Apr 29th 2015, 11:20 PM 333 Views 12 Comments

You are the sum of far more than one set of exams – there are plenty of ways to succeed in this world.

There will be no more As, Bs or Cs in the Leaving Cert
# Easy As H1 H2 H3
# Easy As H1 H2 H3

There will be no more As, Bs or Cs in the Leaving Cert

Apr 29th 2015, 9:21 PM 41,071 Views 54 Comments

Big changes are coming.

# exams - Saturday 20 December, 2014

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Twink, Superquinn sausages, Irish Water, and punts: Ireland by numbers in 2014

Dec 20th 2014, 7:30 PM 14,774 Views 13 Comments

How many pigs are in Ireland? How many people are paid minimum wage? So many questions…

# exams - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Opinion: Changes to the Junior Cycle will produce a creative, proactive generation
# Education
# Education

Opinion: Changes to the Junior Cycle will produce a creative, proactive generation

Nov 15th 2014, 12:00 PM 771 Views 62 Comments

Real education is not present when rote-learning is encouraged and facilitated.

# exams - Monday 18 August, 2014

Students' nerves were shot while waiting for CAO offers this morning
# C A Ooooh
From The Daily Edge
# C A Ooooh

Students' nerves were shot while waiting for CAO offers this morning

Aug 18th 2014, 8:41 AM 4,206 Views 0 Comments

TELL US NOW.

# exams - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

12 terrible exam answers to soothe your post-Leaving Cert results blues
# Dead Cert
From The Daily Edge
# Dead Cert

12 terrible exam answers to soothe your post-Leaving Cert results blues

Aug 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 37,523 Views 15 Comments

Don’t worry. You have hope. THESE people, however…

Opinion: Life doesn’t begin or end with those elusive CAO points
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Opinion: Life doesn’t begin or end with those elusive CAO points

Aug 13th 2014, 1:00 PM 70 Views 5 Comments

Things may not go to plan for you today, but that just means there are some unexpected turns on the exciting road ahead.

# exams - Monday 11 August, 2014

Opinion: Coping with a nervous Leaving Cert student? Read on...
# Exams
# Exams

Opinion: Coping with a nervous Leaving Cert student? Read on...

Aug 11th 2014, 7:30 AM 81 Views 14 Comments

With the Leaving Certificate results set to be released this week, here are some tips to calm those fraying nerves.

# exams - Friday 27 June, 2014

Does focusing on exam results have a negative impact on education?
# Change Of Tack
# Change Of Tack

Does focusing on exam results have a negative impact on education?

Jun 27th 2014, 4:23 PM 6,147 Views 9 Comments

That’s what an Australian expert told Irish education professionals at a lecture today.

# exams - Monday 9 June, 2014

This Leaving Cert student is Snapchatting his hilarious exam conversations with Jesus
# Divine Intervention
From The Daily Edge
# Divine Intervention

This Leaving Cert student is Snapchatting his hilarious exam conversations with Jesus

Jun 9th 2014, 3:45 PM 7,153 Views 0 Comments

And they’re great.

# exams - Friday 6 June, 2014

6 things everyone remembers from Geography in secondary school
# Clints And Grikes
From The Daily Edge
# Clints And Grikes

6 things everyone remembers from Geography in secondary school

Jun 6th 2014, 8:44 AM 6,013 Views 11 Comments

Karst landscapes forever.

# exams - Thursday 5 June, 2014

How would you have done in today's English Paper 2?
# Eyes On Your Own Paper
# Eyes On Your Own Paper

How would you have done in today's English Paper 2?

Jun 5th 2014, 7:34 PM 35,447 Views 45 Comments

Most students were pretty happy with it but would you remember enough to tackle these questions?

# exams - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

10 things adults think teenagers should know about the 'real world'
# I Guess This Is Growing Up
From The Daily Edge
# I Guess This Is Growing Up

10 things adults think teenagers should know about the 'real world'

Jun 4th 2014, 9:30 PM 70,146 Views 48 Comments

Tip No.1: It’ll all #BeGrand.

Interesting people, influence and Roy Keane: how day one of the Leaving Certificate went
# Keano
# Keano

Interesting people, influence and Roy Keane: how day one of the Leaving Certificate went

Jun 4th 2014, 5:33 PM 13,760 Views 19 Comments

The papers were called “comfortable”, but a Home Economics question on soup raised eyebrows.

Poll: Does the Leaving Cert matter?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Does the Leaving Cert matter?

Jun 4th 2014, 8:44 AM 21,269 Views 74 Comments

Almost 58,000 students will sit their final school exams this morning. But does it matter in the big scheme of things?

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 197 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 7,336 Views 21 Comments

This year marks the first time that all students at Leaving Cert level will sit the new Project Maths exam.

# exams - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

11 Leaving Cert fears that will never, ever leave you
# Log Books
From The Daily Edge
# Log Books

11 Leaving Cert fears that will never, ever leave you

Jun 3rd 2014, 1:00 PM 64,114 Views 92 Comments

Leigh anois go curamach…

# exams - Monday 2 June, 2014

The struggles of these Leaving Cert students will bring back some memories
# Leaving Cert Woes
From The Daily Edge
# Leaving Cert Woes

The struggles of these Leaving Cert students will bring back some memories

Jun 2nd 2014, 12:37 PM 8,535 Views 2 Comments

#ThingsIWouldRatherDoThanTheLeavingCert is trending on Twitter today.

# exams - Sunday 1 June, 2014

10 pets who just wanted to help you study
# Study Buddy
From The Daily Edge
# Study Buddy

10 pets who just wanted to help you study

Jun 1st 2014, 11:22 AM 4,232 Views 0 Comments

They tried, bless them.

# exams - Monday 26 May, 2014

Opinion: Under exam stress? Take five minutes off and read these tips
# Exams
# Exams

Opinion: Under exam stress? Take five minutes off and read these tips

May 26th 2014, 7:00 AM 744 Views 1 Comment

While 120,000 students will sit exams over the coming weeks, there’s no need for them to go through the stressful pre-exam period alone.

# exams - Sunday 25 May, 2014

Politics students at UCC had the option of answering an exam question as a tweet
# Tweet Deal
From The Daily Edge
# Tweet Deal

Politics students at UCC had the option of answering an exam question as a tweet

May 25th 2014, 11:59 AM 3,890 Views 0 Comments

We can’t decide if it’d be a walk in the park or sneakily tricky.

# exams - Saturday 24 May, 2014

Here are all the (excellent) reasons you don't need to study right now
# Procrastination Station
From The Daily Edge
# Procrastination Station

Here are all the (excellent) reasons you don't need to study right now

May 24th 2014, 1:00 PM 18,401 Views 11 Comments

A lesson in procrastination from DailyEdge.ie.

# exams - Wednesday 21 May, 2014

Irish college professor is sick of your dead granny excuses
# RIP
From The Daily Edge
# RIP

Irish college professor is sick of your dead granny excuses

May 21st 2014, 9:03 AM 6,766 Views 5 Comments

There are only so many family emergencies one man can take.

# exams - Sunday 18 May, 2014

This unbelievably stupid exam selfie is going super viral
# Selfiegeddon
From The Daily Edge
# Selfiegeddon

This unbelievably stupid exam selfie is going super viral

May 18th 2014, 3:03 PM 20,687 Views 2 Comments

Despair.

# exams - Saturday 22 February, 2014

Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry
# Poetry In Motion
# Poetry In Motion

Column: It’s time to break down the barriers around poetry

Feb 22nd 2014, 12:00 PM 136 Views 48 Comments

Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.

# exams - Thursday 23 January, 2014

Student petition successful as Law Society adds exam dates
# Exam Stress
# Exam Stress

Student petition successful as Law Society adds exam dates

Jan 23rd 2014, 6:04 PM 14,412 Views 8 Comments

A shortened schedule had led to concerns that results would be impacted.

# exams - Sunday 3 November, 2013

Damien Kiberd: Jihad against Junior Cert is bizarre
# Damien Kiberd
# Damien Kiberd

Damien Kiberd: Jihad against Junior Cert is bizarre

Nov 3rd 2013, 8:30 AM 90 Views 87 Comments

Rather than tackle these rather basic issues of numeracy and literacy, we are meddling with exam systems which may not be a problem at all.