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Sunday 5 February 2023 Dublin: -1°C

# Junior Cert

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# junior cycle
Ten students suspected of cheating in Junior Cert exams have results permanently withheld
The decision to withhold a result or marks is open to appeal.
# State Exams
Over 67,000 Junior Cert students receive their results today - here's how they got on
The results come six months after students sat the exams.
# Junior Cert
Delayed Junior Cert results to be issued on Wednesday 23 November
The resutls are typically released in October.
# State Exams
Leaving and Junior Cert exams start today with over 130,000 students taking part
It marks the full return of traditional written exams following two years of Covid disruption.
# leaving cert 2022
Leaving and Junior Cert fees waived by Education Minister
Fees of €116 and €109 for the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert respectively will not have to be paid.
# Leaving Cert
Second-level students union says 'traditional' State exams can't go ahead
Two teachers unions – the ASTI and the TUI – said speculation that State exams would not be held as usual was “unhelpful”.
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# State Exams
Leaving Cert 2022: Students will again have more exam choice due to Covid disruption
Additional choice was incorporated in Junior and Leaving Cert exams this year and will again next year.
# Education
Leaving Cert plan confirmed: Students can opt for written exams in June or calculated grades
The proposals follow intense discussions between the department and teaching unions.
# Junior Cert
Junior Certificate examinations will not go ahead this year, Department confirms
Minister for Education Norma Foley briefed teaching unions on the plans this afternoon.
# Covid-19
TV and radio resources for remote learning students across TG4 and RTE
Programming and online resources have been expanded by the State Broadcaster to help students through level 5.
A teacher and her Sixth Year students debate To Kill A Mockingbird's place on the syllabus
We asked our anonymous teacher to share her views and those of some of her students on the recent controversy surrounding To Kill A Mockingbird and Of Mice and Men in light of the Black Lives Matter movement.
# State Exams
Junior Cert students to receive 'certificates of completion' from State and written report from school
Plans to hold a school-based version of the Junior Cert in the autumn have been cancelled.
# State Exams
Education minister to give clarity on Leaving and Junior Cert exams in coming days
The National Public Health Emergency Team is due to meet on Friday.
# Exams
Leaving Cert and Junior Cert orals and practical exams cancelled - all students to get full marks
The decision was announced this morning by the Department of Education.
# Quiz
Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test?
The subject was given special status by the Government this week.
# have a plan
Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence
Additional gardaí will be on patrol during Junior Cert celebrations tonight.
# Results are In
64,300 Junior Cert students get their results today - here's how they got on
Nineteen students secured 11 higher/common-level A grades and distinctions this year.
# Delayed
Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks
Traditionally, students receive their results in the middle of September.
# cheat shot
71 students not given Leaving Cert results over fears they cheated in exams
Those suspected of cheating represent a tiny proportion of the 57,000 students who sat the exams this year.
# aoife dooley
Irish comedian subjected to 'dozens' of rape and death threats over article she wrote on Junior Cert paper
Aoife Dooley said she has notified gardaí of the threats made to her online.
# shortage
'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers
It’s less two weeks until examinations begin.
# Leaving Cert
'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams
The SEC said reports that some subjects would be marked using computers were ‘misleading’.
# Junior Cert
'The importance hasn't gone away': Calls for geography to be brought back as core subject
Geography was removed as a core subject from the Junior Cert last year.
# State Exams
Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died
Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.
# It's Quizness time
Quiz: How much do you know from the Junior Cert history syllabus?
We’ve taken ten questions from the current syllabus to see how much you know about the past.
# Results are In
The Junior Cert results are out today - here's all you need to know
Grades in the pillar subjects of Irish, English, and Maths remain relatively unchanged from previous years.
# Mixing It Up
New subject changes for Junior Cert and Leaving Cert get the go ahead
New specifications for Maths, Home Economics, History, Music and Geography are set to go live from this month for Junior Cert students.
# dun dun dun
D-Day for the nation's secondary school students as the Leaving and Junior Cert gets under way
Over 120,000 students around the country will begin their exams today.
# Nearly there
Stressed about your Leaving or Junior Cert? Here are some tips to help you stay calm
Get plenty of sleep and exercise, and remember that anxiety is normal.
# splitting the stones
FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.
# chasing waterfalls
Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Geography exam?
Let’s take you back to those oxbow lakes.
# mitosis is
Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Science exam?
Time to engage the recesses of your mind.
# Shakespeare
How Well Do You Remember Secondary School Level Shakespeare?
There’s no excuse for English teachers to get less than 100%.
# recruitment appeal
'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told
Teachers, including recently qualified teachers and retired teachers, are being asked to apply.
State exams are a rote learning memory test and aren't serving our children's future needs
Our education system must deliver a quality education that prepares each child for their future lives, writes Geoffrey Browne.
# Education
Science, maths and languages: The plan to make Ireland's education the best in Europe
The government launched its Action Plan for Education today.
# tempus fugit
Teenagers to make case for extra time in Junior Cert English exam
Currently, students have two hours to complete each paper.
# english exam
'We just want time to complete the paper': TDs to quiz exam board on Junior Cert pupil's petition
A petition from Junior Cert student Tara O’Sullivan has led to today’s hearing before the Petitions Committee.
# Never too old
This 73-year-old student is doing the Leaving Cert this week
Denis North is taking the English and Geography exams at Kennedy College, New Ross.
# Discuss
English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert
Fake news, democracy and inventing the wheel – how did the first day of State exams go?