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#Exams

# 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 18,402 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 6,784 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 20,749 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 156 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 14,418 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 104 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.

# 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 13,161 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 6,519 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 11,181 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 57,467 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 9,682 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 1,704 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 22,756 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 9,035 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 6,094 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 53,505 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 5,465 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 24,284 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 34,440 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 17,940 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 67,594 Views 30 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 13,555 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 4,026 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 7,369 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 22,736 Views 27 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 5,523 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 5,098 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 40,208 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 6,310 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 17,337 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 11,563 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 40,200 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 5,301 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 11,888 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 15,911 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 16,049 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 11,334 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 12,929 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 544 Views 35 Comments

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