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# exams - Thursday 31 October, 2013

Poll: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should civil servants get bonus points for speaking Irish?

Oct 31st 2013, 9:54 AM 13,137 Views 133 Comments

The Government says the bonus points system hasn’t worked, but Irish groups says it is yet another blow to the language. What do you think?

# exams - Tuesday 29 October, 2013

TUI says more teachers are needed if planned Junior Cert changes are to be made
# Exams
# Exams

TUI says more teachers are needed if planned Junior Cert changes are to be made

Oct 29th 2013, 12:21 PM 6,514 Views 81 Comments

The Teachers Union of Ireland said they are concerned there is not enough resources to implement the planned reforms.

# exams - Wednesday 9 October, 2013

Over 1,600 Leaving Cert results upgraded after appeal
# A1 RESULT
# A1 RESULT

Over 1,600 Leaving Cert results upgraded after appeal

Oct 9th 2013, 10:08 AM 11,169 Views 25 Comments

However, three unlucky candidates who went through the appeals process had their results downgraded.

# exams - Friday 16 August, 2013

Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year
# Leaving Cert 2013
# Leaving Cert 2013

Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year

Aug 16th 2013, 10:50 PM 57,296 Views 121 Comments

The exam scripts were held back with a further 25 ‘provisionally withheld pending communication’ with students.

Thai students given blinkers to stop cheating
# Exams
# Exams

Thai students given blinkers to stop cheating

Aug 16th 2013, 3:36 PM 9,669 Views 21 Comments

The university gave the students headgear consisting of two A4 sheets of paper attached to a headband.

# exams - Thursday 15 August, 2013

Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: The Leaving Cert poorly prepares students for the realities they now face

Aug 15th 2013, 1:00 PM 1,602 Views 73 Comments

The Leaving Cert is an outdated, crude and brutal instrument that fails to prepare young people for either the realities of third level education or modern life in general, writes Paul Rowe.

# exams - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

9 unforgettable moments from your Leaving Cert results
# Leaving Cert
From The Daily Edge
# Leaving Cert

9 unforgettable moments from your Leaving Cert results

Aug 14th 2013, 1:10 PM 22,735 Views 44 Comments

The results you leave behind. But the day stays with you forever.

9 adults who are being exceptionally unhelpful about the Leaving Cert
# Pipe Down
From The Daily Edge
# Pipe Down

9 adults who are being exceptionally unhelpful about the Leaving Cert

Aug 14th 2013, 10:26 AM 9,024 Views 3 Comments

“It doesn’t matter”… “I did crap and look at me”… KEEP IT TO YOURSELVES!

Here's how every Leaving Cert student feels on results morning
# Squeaky Bum Time
From The Daily Edge
# Squeaky Bum Time

Here's how every Leaving Cert student feels on results morning

Aug 14th 2013, 7:00 AM 6,080 Views 1 Comment

Have mercy on their souls.

# exams - Tuesday 13 August, 2013

16 awful exam answers to comfort even the worst Leaving Cert performer
# The Dread
From The Daily Edge
# The Dread

16 awful exam answers to comfort even the worst Leaving Cert performer

Aug 13th 2013, 6:00 PM 53,455 Views 36 Comments

You couldn’t have answered as badly as these people.

# exams - Thursday 18 July, 2013

CAO applications for business courses on the rise
# CAO
# CAO

CAO applications for business courses on the rise

Jul 18th 2013, 1:20 PM 5,452 Views 16 Comments

There has been a drop in CAO applications in teaching and law, but the demand for business courses has risen.

# exams - Thursday 20 June, 2013

52-year-old French mum disguises herself as teenage daughter to sit exam
# Nice Try
# Nice Try

52-year-old French mum disguises herself as teenage daughter to sit exam

Jun 20th 2013, 8:30 PM 24,271 Views 19 Comments

Thanks a lot, ma.

# exams - Friday 14 June, 2013

9 things everyone did when they finished their Leaving Cert From The Daily Edge

9 things everyone did when they finished their Leaving Cert

Jun 14th 2013, 9:30 PM 34,422 Views 37 Comments

BURN THAT UNIFORM!

# exams - 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 17,924 Views 4 Comments

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

# exams - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

17 of the best incorrect exam answers of all time
# Survey Says
From The Daily Edge
# Survey Says

17 of the best incorrect exam answers of all time

Jun 11th 2013, 6:26 PM 67,265 Views 31 Comments

It’s good but it’s not right.

# exams - Sunday 9 June, 2013

More than 1,000 retired teachers back for State exam jobs
# Underemployed
# Underemployed

More than 1,000 retired teachers back for State exam jobs

Jun 9th 2013, 8:00 AM 13,513 Views 69 Comments

Following a promise to prioritise their applications, 250 unemployed and substitute teachers have been hired by the States Examinations Commission.

# exams - Friday 7 June, 2013

What is #Gtuít and why are 'the kids' going on about it?
# Say What?
From The Daily Edge
# Say What?

What is #Gtuít and why are 'the kids' going on about it?

Jun 7th 2013, 10:02 AM 4,021 Views 0 Comments

Never try to be cool in front of a teenager. It never works out.

# exams - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

And they're off: 116,845 pupils begin Leaving and Junior Cert exams
# Eyes Down
# Eyes Down

And they're off: 116,845 pupils begin Leaving and Junior Cert exams

Jun 5th 2013, 3:55 PM 7,359 Views 19 Comments

It was English paper I for both groups this morning, with Home Ec and English paper II being sat this afternoon.

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 22,697 Views 26 Comments

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

State exams in numbers: 13 days, 6,000 examiners and 38 million A4 pages
# Good Luck
# Good Luck

State exams in numbers: 13 days, 6,000 examiners and 38 million A4 pages

Jun 5th 2013, 8:52 AM 5,518 Views 33 Comments

Some 3.1 million exam papers are sitting in boxes across the country right now.

Quinn wishes students luck in exams during "stressful" time
# Good Luck
# Good Luck

Quinn wishes students luck in exams during "stressful" time

Jun 5th 2013, 6:30 AM 5,092 Views 15 Comments

The Minister said he is “delighted” that 4,000 additional students will sit the Higher Level Maths paper this year.

# exams - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

13 Leaving Cert memories that you can never leave behind
# What No Plath?
From The Daily Edge
# What No Plath?

13 Leaving Cert memories that you can never leave behind

Jun 4th 2013, 6:00 PM 40,123 Views 77 Comments

No matter how hard you try to forget.

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 6,295 Views 27 Comments

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals given a list of tips to help students perform well during exam time.

# exams - Wednesday 22 May, 2013

Top 10 tips for healthy living during exams
# Stress And Worry
# Stress And Worry

Top 10 tips for healthy living during exams

May 22nd 2013, 6:26 PM 17,308 Views 7 Comments

Pharmacy union offers tips for avoiding health problems during exams…which includes paying a visit to your pharmacy.

# exams - Thursday 28 March, 2013

Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Dept. of Education to overhaul Leaving Cert programme and points race

Mar 28th 2013, 9:42 AM 11,546 Views 75 Comments

Plans include reducing the number of degree programmes, cutting grade bands and changing the predictability of exams.

# exams - Tuesday 22 January, 2013

8 funny wrong answers kids have given on tests
# Oops
From The Daily Edge
# Oops

8 funny wrong answers kids have given on tests

Jan 22nd 2013, 2:00 PM 40,155 Views 24 Comments

What is a nitrate? You might be surprised…

# exams - Wednesday 12 September, 2012

Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today
# Results Night
# Results Night

Almost 59,000 teens to receive Junior Cert results today

Sep 12th 2012, 6:30 AM 5,290 Views 15 Comments

There are thousands of nervous households this morning as students get graded on their first State exams.

# exams - Thursday 30 August, 2012

Harvard launches plagiarism investigation into over 100 students
# Plagiarism
# Plagiarism

Harvard launches plagiarism investigation into over 100 students

Aug 30th 2012, 9:57 PM 11,874 Views 24 Comments

Alarm was raised by teaching assistant who noticed suspicious similarities between students’ papers.

# exams - Thursday 16 August, 2012

'Who needs a Leaving Cert?' The best tweets from results day (and night)
# Leaving Cert
From The Daily Edge
# Leaving Cert

'Who needs a Leaving Cert?' The best tweets from results day (and night)

Aug 16th 2012, 10:54 AM 15,906 Views 12 Comments

How it all looked on Twitter.

# exams - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

Do you use what you learn in school... after you leave school?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Do you use what you learn in school... after you leave school?

Aug 15th 2012, 5:30 PM 15,985 Views 68 Comments

The Leaving Cert results have been occupying the minds of over 55,000 students today – TheJournal.ie team reflects on how much of the senior cycle curriculum we go on to use in real life…

Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important?

Aug 15th 2012, 10:56 AM 11,320 Views 47 Comments

Almost 56,000 students will be getting their results today – but do Leaving Cert results affect your future?

# exams - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

Sausage rolls and Samuel L Jackson: Leaving Cert result nerves kick in
# Leaving Cert
From The Daily Edge
# Leaving Cert

Sausage rolls and Samuel L Jackson: Leaving Cert result nerves kick in

Aug 14th 2012, 8:45 PM 12,926 Views 9 Comments

Feeling the nerves about tomorrow’s Leaving Cert results? Don’t worry – you’re not alone.

Column: ‘I fear failing expectations’ – how the Leaving Cert results wait feels
# Read Me
# Read Me

Column: ‘I fear failing expectations’ – how the Leaving Cert results wait feels

Aug 14th 2012, 7:00 AM 518 Views 35 Comments

Shelley Stafford describes the strange sensation of being in limbo, counting the days until that fateful envelope arrives.

Need advice on your Leaving Cert results?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Need advice on your Leaving Cert results?

Aug 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 3,652 Views 8 Comments

Guidance counsellors will be manning the 2012 Exam Helpline to provide information for students, parents and teachers.

# exams - Monday 13 August, 2012

Calls for greater vigilance of alcohol sales ahead of Leaving Cert results
# Alcohol
# Alcohol

Calls for greater vigilance of alcohol sales ahead of Leaving Cert results

Aug 13th 2012, 6:45 AM 3,596 Views 32 Comments

Parents have been reminded of the influential they can play in guiding their children’s drinking behaviour by leading by example, discussing the topic of alcohol openly, setting out clear rules for them.

# exams - Sunday 12 August, 2012

5 alternative sixth year holiday ideas
# Celebrations
# Celebrations

5 alternative sixth year holiday ideas

Aug 12th 2012, 6:00 PM 20,294 Views 18 Comments

Leaving Certificate students have worked hard, now where are they going to play hard? Here are some less than ordinary sixth year holiday destinations.

# exams - Wednesday 27 June, 2012

Column: Why the Leaving Cert is broken… by someone who just took it
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Why the Leaving Cert is broken… by someone who just took it

Jun 27th 2012, 7:30 AM 1,783 Views 75 Comments

Patrick Kelleher, who finished his exams last week, explains why the system needs a complete overhaul.

# exams - Monday 11 June, 2012

Contingency papers arrive at schools for today's Leaving Cert Irish exams
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Contingency papers arrive at schools for today's Leaving Cert Irish exams

Jun 11th 2012, 8:16 AM 2,341 Views 0 Comments

Schools are collecting replacement papers for this afternoon’s exam after a security breach last week.

# exams - Friday 8 June, 2012

Some Junior Cert students played CD for Irish Leaving Cert aural exam
# Exams
# Exams

Some Junior Cert students played CD for Irish Leaving Cert aural exam

Jun 8th 2012, 5:22 PM 12,148 Views 45 Comments

The State Examinations Commission will now issue a new paper and CD for Irish Leaving Cert students sitting paper one on Monday.