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#Junior Cert

# junior-cert - Saturday 15 April, 2017

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

10 memories everyone who did Home Ec in school will recognise

Apr 15th 2017, 6:00 PM 15,363 Views 1 Comment

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'
# Read Me
# Read Me

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

Mar 20th 2017, 8:30 PM 6,493 Views 40 Comments

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
# Grievance
# Grievance

Schools to be required to publish all complaints made against them

Dec 5th 2016, 2:24 PM 15,084 Views 23 Comments

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
# ASTI
# ASTI

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

Sep 30th 2016, 6:10 AM 18,438 Views 46 Comments

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

# junior-cert - Wednesday 14 September, 2016

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

How Many As Would You Get in the Junior Cert?

Sep 14th 2016, 1:10 PM 13,997 Views 2 Comments

Take our mini test.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

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

15 memories anyone who studied CSPE for the Junior Cert will recognise

Jun 15th 2016, 9:30 PM 8,859 Views 4 Comments

Iconic.

# junior-cert - Thursday 9 June, 2016

Emojis came up in Junior Cert English Paper 1 yesterday, and teens couldn't cope
# Totes Emojional
From The Daily Edge
# Totes Emojional

Emojis came up in Junior Cert English Paper 1 yesterday, and teens couldn't cope

Jun 9th 2016, 7:59 AM 12,347 Views 3 Comments

Was it for this, etc.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 8 June, 2016

No major surprises in English papers as the State exams kicked off today
# Me Nerves
# Me Nerves

No major surprises in English papers as the State exams kicked off today

Jun 8th 2016, 8:40 PM 31,643 Views 18 Comments

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
# Y2k
From The Daily Edge
# Y2k

14 things this year's Junior Cert students have zero memory of

Jun 8th 2016, 1:23 PM 8,789 Views 5 Comments

Ready to feel old?

# junior-cert - Monday 6 June, 2016

Quiz: How well do you remember your English Junior Cert?
# Quiz
# Quiz

Quiz: How well do you remember your English Junior Cert?

Jun 6th 2016, 9:30 PM 56,564 Views 79 Comments

Can you stump the state exam?

# junior-cert - Saturday 4 June, 2016

Exams are marathons not sprints - here are five ways to keep yourself healthy
# A Testing Time
# A Testing Time

Exams are marathons not sprints - here are five ways to keep yourself healthy

Jun 4th 2016, 8:00 AM 10,476 Views 9 Comments

School days definitely aren’t the best days of your life during exams…

# junior-cert - Thursday 28 April, 2016

Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths

Apr 28th 2016, 6:00 AM 11,681 Views 52 Comments

More students have been opting to do the higher level paper in recent years.

# junior-cert - Monday 11 April, 2016

14 fears anyone who did the Irish oral will relate to
# Mhuin Na Muice
From The Daily Edge
# Mhuin Na Muice

14 fears anyone who did the Irish oral will relate to

Apr 11th 2016, 1:08 PM 18,505 Views 0 Comments

Oh, the flashbacks!

# junior-cert - Friday 19 February, 2016

Irish people are thanking Harper Lee for making their Junior Cert enjoyable
# Harper Lee
From The Daily Edge
# Harper Lee

Irish people are thanking Harper Lee for making their Junior Cert enjoyable

Feb 19th 2016, 8:20 PM 5,860 Views 1 Comment

RIP Harper Lee.

# junior-cert - Saturday 24 October, 2015

You want to ban novels in schools that contain sex? Hello, 1960s Ireland
# Opinion
# Opinion

You want to ban novels in schools that contain sex? Hello, 1960s Ireland

Oct 24th 2015, 8:05 AM 989 Views 54 Comments

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.

# junior-cert - Thursday 8 October, 2015

How Well Do You Remember Junior Cert Poetry?
# Tich Miller
From The Daily Edge
# Tich Miller

How Well Do You Remember Junior Cert Poetry?

Oct 8th 2015, 1:24 PM 9,676 Views 9 Comments

Has your memory served you well?

# junior-cert - Thursday 24 September, 2015

Jan O'Sullivan is 'absolutely determined' to continue Junior Cert reform despite union opposition
# Changes
# Changes

Jan O'Sullivan is 'absolutely determined' to continue Junior Cert reform despite union opposition

Sep 24th 2015, 9:25 PM 18,198 Views 100 Comments

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the classroom…

# junior-cert - Thursday 10 September, 2015

'I sat my Junior Cert aged 71, but would be in the Dáil if given a chance earlier in life'
# Bright Spark
# Bright Spark

'I sat my Junior Cert aged 71, but would be in the Dáil if given a chance earlier in life'

Sep 10th 2015, 4:05 PM 13,161 Views 11 Comments

Pamela Noonan sat her Junior Cert at age 71, having left school when she was just 11.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 9 September, 2015

Teenager who slept rough in Phoenix Park gets 7 honours in Junior Cert
# Delighted
# Delighted

Teenager who slept rough in Phoenix Park gets 7 honours in Junior Cert

Sep 9th 2015, 10:43 PM 46,436 Views 43 Comments

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
# A Vulcan Disgrace
# A Vulcan Disgrace

The publisher of a Junior Cert English book has apologised for this mortifying mistake

Sep 9th 2015, 7:09 PM 36,678 Views 35 Comments

Good grief.

"A fantastic reward" - here are the six students who got 12 As in their Junior Cert today
# Phenomenal
# Phenomenal

"A fantastic reward" - here are the six students who got 12 As in their Junior Cert today

Sep 9th 2015, 5:23 PM 48,477 Views 28 Comments

Six students nationwide were awarded the maximum 12 A grades possible at Higher / Common Level.

How Would You Fare in the Junior Cert?
# Exam Time
From The Daily Edge
# Exam Time

How Would You Fare in the Junior Cert?

Sep 9th 2015, 1:24 PM 14,345 Views 9 Comments

Are you smarter than a 15-year-old?

Junior Cert students are getting their results today. Here's how they did
# Results Are In
# Results Are In

Junior Cert students are getting their results today. Here's how they did

Sep 9th 2015, 6:01 AM 34,685 Views 12 Comments

And grades for the junior cycle appear to be holding steady against previous years, without massive improvement.

# junior-cert - Saturday 20 June, 2015

Organiser of Junior Cert party apologises after hundreds of teens denied entry
# Cork
# Cork

Organiser of Junior Cert party apologises after hundreds of teens denied entry

Jun 20th 2015, 11:35 AM 47,276 Views 35 Comments

The venue became overcrowded because a number of people had forged tickets, leaving valid ticket holders stuck outside.

# junior-cert - Friday 5 June, 2015

16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers
# Brenda And The Wasp
From The Daily Edge
# Brenda And The Wasp

16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers

Jun 5th 2015, 11:12 AM 21,484 Views 3 Comments

We all need a laugh at this difficult time.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

What are your memories of studying for exams during big sporting events?
# Hit The Books
From The42
# Hit The Books

What are your memories of studying for exams during big sporting events?

Jun 3rd 2015, 7:00 AM 14,892 Views 12 Comments

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?
# Exam Memories
# Exam Memories

Open thread: What advice would you give Junior and Leaving Cert students today?

Jun 3rd 2015, 6:10 AM 8,547 Views 29 Comments

You’ve got this.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 7 April, 2015

Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit
# Admissions
# Admissions

Schools will have to cap the number of past pupils' children they admit

Apr 7th 2015, 8:51 AM 7,881 Views 34 Comments

Minister Jan O’Sullivan is due to announce new legislation later today.

# junior-cert - Friday 6 February, 2015

Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform
# Let's Take A Look
# Let's Take A Look

Teacher unions to consider new proposals on junior cycle reform

Feb 6th 2015, 5:02 PM 11,117 Views 79 Comments

Will it mean peace in our time?

# junior-cert - Thursday 29 January, 2015

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?
# Education
# Education

Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?

Jan 29th 2015, 8:00 PM 421 Views 56 Comments

We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'
# Privacy
# Privacy

Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'

Jan 29th 2015, 7:07 PM 10,827 Views 79 Comments

The minister said she is satisfied the time limit doesn’t need to be changed – for now, at least.

Poll: Should teachers mark their own students for State exams?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should teachers mark their own students for State exams?

Jan 29th 2015, 10:11 AM 18,287 Views 80 Comments

Talks on the Junior Cycle dispute are getting underway today.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 21 January, 2015

Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree
# Ham Fisted
# Ham Fisted

Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree

Jan 21st 2015, 1:56 PM 14,037 Views 93 Comments

Around 330,000 second level students will have a day off tomorrow, as teachers go on strike again.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 30 December, 2014

Teens to contemplate life's big questions in Junior Cert philosophy class
# Deep Thinkers
# Deep Thinkers

Teens to contemplate life's big questions in Junior Cert philosophy class

Dec 30th 2014, 1:41 PM 10,829 Views 52 Comments

Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan thinks it will encourage critical thinking.

# junior-cert - Friday 12 December, 2014

Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day
# School's Out
# School's Out

Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day

Dec 12th 2014, 12:58 PM 10,406 Views 101 Comments

Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 2 December, 2014

Opinion: 'I want to support my students, I don't want to judge them'

Opinion: 'I want to support my students, I don't want to judge them'

Dec 2nd 2014, 1:00 PM 165 Views 30 Comments

Times are changing, as is teaching, but we can’t lose sight of what’s important; instilling a love of learning in our students.

Poll: Do you support the teachers strike?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Do you support the teachers strike?

Dec 2nd 2014, 8:55 AM 30,134 Views 177 Comments

Students have a day off as teachers take action over proposed Junior Cert reforms.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 25 November, 2014

Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'
# Not Blinking
# Not Blinking

Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'

Nov 25th 2014, 10:43 PM 16,916 Views 84 Comments

The strike’s set to go ahead next Tuesday. And neither side is backing down.

# junior-cert - Saturday 15 November, 2014

Opinion: Changes to the Junior Cycle will produce a creative, proactive generation
# Education
# Education

Opinion: Changes to the Junior Cycle will produce a creative, proactive generation

Nov 15th 2014, 12:00 PM 814 Views 62 Comments

Real education is not present when rote-learning is encouraged and facilitated.