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# Junior Cert

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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.
Science, maths and languages: The plan to make Ireland's education the best in Europe
The government launched its Action Plan for Education today.
Teenagers to make case for extra time in Junior Cert English exam
Currently, students have two hours to complete each paper.
'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.
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.
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?
Exam time: Here's how your breathing and imagination can help during your exams
The time has come.
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.
Can you score 10 out of 10 on these Junior Cert questions?
It won’t be as easy as you expect.
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 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.
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.
'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.
How Many As Would You Get in the Junior Cert?
Take our mini test.
15 memories anyone who studied CSPE for the Junior Cert will recognise
Emojis came up in Junior Cert English Paper 1 yesterday, and teens couldn't cope
Was it for this, etc.
No major surprises in English papers as the State exams kicked off today
The first exam for both sets of students this morning will be English paper 1.
14 things this year's Junior Cert students have zero memory of
Ready to feel old?
Quiz: How well do you remember your English Junior Cert?
Can you stump the state exam?
Exams are marathons not sprints - here are five ways to keep yourself healthy
School days definitely aren’t the best days of your life during exams…
Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths
More students have been opting to do the higher level paper in recent years.
14 fears anyone who did the Irish oral will relate to
Oh, the flashbacks!
Irish people are thanking Harper Lee for making their Junior Cert enjoyable
RIP Harper Lee.
You want to ban novels in schools that contain sex? Hello, 1960s Ireland
There has been controversy about the book Noughts & Crosses being on the Junior Cert curriculum. The description of passionate young love, later sex and (hang on to your seats) an abortion all speaks to things that young adults are likely to encounter in their lives, writes Aaron McKenna.
How Well Do You Remember Junior Cert Poetry?
Has your memory served you well?
Jan O'Sullivan is 'absolutely determined' to continue Junior Cert reform despite union opposition
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the classroom…
'I sat my Junior Cert aged 71, but would be in the Dáil if given a chance earlier in life'
Pamela Noonan sat her Junior Cert at age 71, having left school when she was just 11.
Teenager who slept rough in Phoenix Park gets 7 honours in Junior Cert
Carlos Wolfe studied while staying in temporary accommodation, and sleeping rough in the park and in a hospital waiting room.
The publisher of a Junior Cert English book has apologised for this mortifying mistake
Good grief.
"A fantastic reward" - here are the six students who got 12 As in their Junior Cert today
Six students nationwide were awarded the maximum 12 A grades possible at Higher / Common Level.
How Would You Fare in the Junior Cert?
Are you smarter than a 15-year-old?
Junior Cert students are getting their results today. Here's how they did
And grades for the junior cycle appear to be holding steady against previous years, without massive improvement.
Organiser of Junior Cert party apologises after hundreds of teens denied entry
The venue became overcrowded because a number of people had forged tickets, leaving valid ticket holders stuck outside.
16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers
We all need a laugh at this difficult time.
What are your memories of studying for exams during big sporting events?
With the Leaving Cert starting today, our writers recall the plethora of distractions that threatened to undermine their study.
Open thread: What advice would you give Junior and Leaving Cert students today?
You’ve got this.
Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit
Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.
Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform
Will it mean peace in our time?
Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?
We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.