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#Junior Cert

# junior-cert - Tuesday 22 September, 2020

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.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 29 April, 2020

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.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 8 April, 2020

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.

# junior-cert - Thursday 19 March, 2020

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.

# junior-cert - Saturday 5 October, 2019

Quiz: Can you pass this Junior Cert History test?

The subject was given special status by the Government this week.

# junior-cert - Friday 4 October, 2019

Gardaí issue warning to Junior Cert students about alcohol, drugs and violence

Additional gardaí will be on patrol during Junior Cert celebrations tonight.

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.

# junior-cert - Monday 2 September, 2019

Anger as Junior Cert results day delayed by two weeks

Traditionally, students receive their results in the middle of September.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 14 August, 2019

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.

# junior-cert - Thursday 6 June, 2019

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.

# junior-cert - Saturday 25 May, 2019

'Urgent appeal' for Junior and Leaving Cert exam markers

It’s less two weeks until examinations begin.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

'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 - Monday 25 February, 2019

'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.

# junior-cert - Friday 18 January, 2019

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.

# junior-cert - Saturday 24 November, 2018

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.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 12 September, 2018

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.

# junior-cert - Monday 10 September, 2018

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.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

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.

# junior-cert - Monday 4 June, 2018

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.

# junior-cert - Sunday 3 June, 2018

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Geography exam?

Let’s take you back to those oxbow lakes.

# junior-cert - Saturday 2 June, 2018

Quiz: Would you pass a Junior Cert Science exam?

Time to engage the recesses of your mind.

# junior-cert - Thursday 3 May, 2018

From The Daily Edge How Well Do You Remember Secondary School Level Shakespeare? Shakespeare

How Well Do You Remember Secondary School Level Shakespeare?

There’s no excuse for English teachers to get less than 100%.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 24 April, 2018

'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.

# junior-cert - Monday 12 March, 2018

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.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 7 February, 2018

Science, maths and languages: The plan to make Ireland's education the best in Europe

The government launched its Action Plan for Education today.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 22 November, 2017

Teenagers to make case for extra time in Junior Cert English exam

Currently, students have two hours to complete each paper.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 28 June, 2017

'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.

# junior-cert - Saturday 10 June, 2017

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.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 7 June, 2017

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?

# junior-cert - Thursday 1 June, 2017

Teachers say 'pay is insufficient' as urgent appeal made for Leaving Cert markers

The SEC said that it would have sufficient numbers in place and did not want to “cause alarm” with the appeal.

# junior-cert - Friday 21 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge Can you score 10 out of 10 on these Junior Cert questions? Junior Cert

Can you score 10 out of 10 on these Junior Cert questions?

It won’t be as easy as you expect.

# junior-cert - Saturday 15 April, 2017

From The Daily Edge 10 memories everyone who did Home Ec in school will recognise Home Ec

10 memories everyone who did Home Ec in school will recognise

It’s a subject that we all look back on fondly until we remember those coursework journals.

# junior-cert - Monday 20 March, 2017

Junior Cert English: 'There isn’t a fifteen-year-old alive that can spit out high quality writing in two hours'

Make the new English Junior Cert exam fairer by adding thirty extra minutes, writes Junior Cert pupil Tara O’Sullivan.

# junior-cert - Monday 5 December, 2016

Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them

Under a new student and parent charter, schools will have to outline the outcome of each complaint made by parents.

# junior-cert - Friday 30 September, 2016

'It's punishing children': Students could be penalised over dispute about Junior Cert English exam

Students taught by ASTI could end up losing 10% of their overall mark, it is feared.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

The 5 at 5: Wednesday

5 minutes, 5 stories, 5 o’clock…

From The Daily Edge How Many As Would You Get in the Junior Cert? Quiz

How Many As Would You Get in the Junior Cert?

Take our mini test.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

From The Daily Edge 15 memories anyone who studied CSPE for the Junior Cert will recognise The Poster
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