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# exams - Friday 8 June, 2012

'Worst day ever': Leaving Cert students react to English Paper Two
# Leaving Cert 2012
# Leaving Cert 2012

'Worst day ever': Leaving Cert students react to English Paper Two

Jun 8th 2012, 9:01 AM 17,561 Views 62 Comments

Some people weren’t too happy about the examiners’ choices. Here’s how they reacted on Twitter.

# exams - Thursday 7 June, 2012

Minister to consider letting 'crisis' students sit exams later
# Leaving Certificate
# Leaving Certificate

Minister to consider letting 'crisis' students sit exams later

Jun 7th 2012, 3:38 PM 8,357 Views 15 Comments

The issue of allowing Leaving Cert students to take an exam after missing it due to a ‘crisis’, rather than having to re-do their year of study, is to be considered by the Minister of State for Education.

# exams - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Over to you: what advice do you have for people doing the Leaving Cert?
# Open Thread
# Open Thread

Over to you: what advice do you have for people doing the Leaving Cert?

Jun 6th 2012, 4:47 PM 4,421 Views 77 Comments

The first day of exams is officially over. Got any suggestions for how students can relax and get through the rest of them?

Leaving Cert students asked to reflect during 'challenging' English exam
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert students asked to reflect during 'challenging' English exam

Jun 6th 2012, 3:07 PM 6,087 Views 25 Comments

The theme for today’s higher level paper was Memories.

Students advised to take care of mental health over exam period
# Exams
# Exams

Students advised to take care of mental health over exam period

Jun 6th 2012, 2:28 PM 2,153 Views 9 Comments

Students undertaking Junior and Leaving Cert exams have been reminded to talk about any stress they might be feeling, eat a healthy diet and get enough sleep over the next two weeks.

# exams - Friday 1 June, 2012

Fewer students to sit this year's Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Fewer students to sit this year's Leaving Cert

Jun 1st 2012, 10:46 AM 4,809 Views 8 Comments

Over 50,000 students, 13 days, 3.1 million exam papers, 105 subjects. Shudder.

# exams - Thursday 22 December, 2011

Exam board to address Leaving Cert 'predictability'
# Education
# Education

Exam board to address Leaving Cert 'predictability'

Dec 22nd 2011, 9:00 AM 5,527 Views 12 Comments

A report published by the Department of Education today was critical of “rote learning” and highlighted the common practice of memorising pre-packaged answers.

# exams - Saturday 17 December, 2011

Column: Our school system is broken – we need to look beyond exams
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Our school system is broken – we need to look beyond exams

Dec 17th 2011, 9:15 AM 78 Views 53 Comments

Irish students are falling behind, forcing companies to look abroad for staff. But a new approach could change that, writes University of Limerick founder Ed Walsh.

# exams - Thursday 3 November, 2011

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme

Nov 3rd 2011, 12:05 PM 2,624 Views 11 Comments

Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.

# exams - Friday 21 October, 2011

Teachers welcome delay in changes to Junior Cert
# Exams
# Exams

Teachers welcome delay in changes to Junior Cert

Oct 21st 2011, 7:54 AM 629 Views 1 Comment

Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn has said the introduction of a limit on subjects for Junior Cert students will not be rolled out until 2014.

# exams - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

Teachers say Junior Cert reform plans 'would do more damage than good'
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Teachers say Junior Cert reform plans 'would do more damage than good'

Oct 18th 2011, 1:39 PM 764 Views 14 Comments

The Teachers’ Union of Ireland warns that plans to reform the exams, including limiting the subjects to 8, could damage education.

# exams - Wednesday 21 September, 2011

Leaving Cert study 'leaves students stressed and with narrow education'
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Leaving Cert study 'leaves students stressed and with narrow education'

Sep 21st 2011, 8:04 AM 2,680 Views 16 Comments

The system has come under fire in a wide-ranging new study which says many teachers simply ‘cover the course’.

# exams - Wednesday 14 September, 2011

Almost 60,000 Junior Cert students to receive results
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Almost 60,000 Junior Cert students to receive results

Sep 14th 2011, 7:28 AM 3,200 Views 3 Comments

There has been an increase in the number of pupils sitting higher level maths and science.

# exams - Friday 26 August, 2011

Poll: Should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate?

Aug 26th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,215 Views 30 Comments

Many Junior Cert exams are likely to be replaced with portfolio-based assessments under new proposals currently being considered. What do you think – should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate?

Exams likely to be downgraded in radical Junior Cert reforms
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Exams likely to be downgraded in radical Junior Cert reforms

Aug 26th 2011, 9:11 AM 691 Views 5 Comments

A new system of portfolio-based assessment is “on the cards”, the Department of Education has confirmed.

# exams - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011
# In Numbers
# In Numbers

In numbers: how Ireland's students fared in Leaving Cert 2011

Aug 17th 2011, 3:59 PM 12,303 Views 13 Comments

Which subjects had the best pass rates? Which had the fewest taking higher level? We’ve crunched the numbers to find out.

In photos: Teenagers get their Leaving Cert results
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

In photos: Teenagers get their Leaving Cert results

Aug 17th 2011, 2:51 PM 4,856 Views 3 Comments

With 58,000 students picking up their results today, here’s how some of them reacted…

Does the Leaving Cert really count?
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Does the Leaving Cert really count?

Aug 17th 2011, 11:37 AM 2,200 Views 15 Comments

All the advice Leaving Cert students are being given this morning… from ‘keep calm and carry on’ to wearing machine-washable shoes tonight.

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

Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert results are important?

Aug 17th 2011, 10:54 AM 7,450 Views 52 Comments

The Leaving Cert results are out – but do the grades you achieve in the State’s second-level finals really affect the rest of your life?

# exams - Monday 8 August, 2011

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs
# Exams
# Exams

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs

Aug 8th 2011, 4:07 PM 3,312 Views 33 Comments

Teachers who choose to mark exam papers during the summer are paid extra on top of their salaries. There are calls for the bonus payments system to be reviewed.

# exams - Sunday 3 July, 2011

Column: Dear student, the Leaving Cert is damaging your brain
# Opinion
# Opinion

Column: Dear student, the Leaving Cert is damaging your brain

Jul 3rd 2011, 4:54 PM 71 Views 12 Comments

Economics lecturer Stephen Kinsella on second-level education’s “wheel of regurgitation” – and why the next generation of decision-makers must get rid of it.

Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert should be scrapped?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you think the Leaving Cert should be scrapped?

Jul 3rd 2011, 1:12 PM 4,531 Views 37 Comments

An American academic has criticised our second-level senior cycle as “dysfunctional”. Do you agree with him?

# exams - Monday 13 June, 2011

Maths Paper 2 deemed to be "grand" after Paper 1 shocker
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Paper 2 deemed to be "grand" after Paper 1 shocker

Jun 13th 2011, 4:33 PM 1,852 Views 5 Comments

The Leaving Certificate honours Maths second paper has come as a relief to many after a “very difficult” paper 1.

# exams - Monday 30 May, 2011

Education minister says the CAO system needs to change
# Education
# Education

Education minister says the CAO system needs to change

May 30th 2011, 6:51 PM 516 Views 0 Comments

Ruairi Quinn says that radical new approaches and more complex entry routes to third level education are needed. He says it is a priority for his department.

# exams - Monday 15 November, 2010

College denies letting plagiarism students off the hook
# Plagiarism Row
# Plagiarism Row

College denies letting plagiarism students off the hook

Nov 15th 2010, 2:51 PM 757 Views 0 Comments

Galway-Mayo IT says letting students continue their course was an “appropriate response”.

# exams - Thursday 12 August, 2010

Fail: Galileo discovered HIV?
# Oops
From The Daily Edge
# Oops

Fail: Galileo discovered HIV?

Aug 12th 2010, 3:10 PM 232 Views 0 Comments

And other exam typos.

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