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Wednesday 29 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Junior Cert

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Minister: Keeping data on students until they're 30 is 'reasonable'
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?
Talks on the Junior Cycle dispute are getting underway today.
Taoiseach says teachers' strike is avoidable, but they don't agree
Around 330,000 second level students will have a day off tomorrow, as teachers go on strike again.
Teens to contemplate life's big questions in Junior Cert philosophy class
Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan thinks it will encourage critical thinking.
Secondary school teachers are going on strike for a second day
Teachers will hold their second strike on Thursday 22 January.
Opinion: 'I want to support my students, I don't want to judge them'
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?
Students have a day off as teachers take action over proposed Junior Cert reforms.
Minister to teachers: 'Call off your strike' ... Teachers to minister: 'No'
The strike’s set to go ahead next Tuesday. And neither side is backing down.
Opinion: Changes to the Junior Cycle will produce a creative, proactive generation
Real education is not present when rote-learning is encouraged and facilitated.
Secondary teachers are going on strike in December
Two days of action are going ahead. The first is on 2 December.
Teachers could go on strike before the end of the month
Teachers are angry about proposed reforms to the Junior Cert.
Jan O'Sullivan rules out any more compromise on her Junior Cycle reforms
Teaching unions rejected a revised set of proposals today.
How Championship Manager sabotaged my Junior Cert
The latest version of the cult computer game is released later this week.
Principals "picking up pieces" dealing with troubled students
They say they’re under pressure due to cutbacks – and that it’s threatening how schools are run.
Column: It's still okay to say 'NO!' to your Junior Cert teen on drinking
…But saying ‘No’ alone is not good enough. Tell the whole story.
Opinion: It's not a Mickey Mouse exam, the Junior Cert does actually matter
To say it doesn’t is an insult to the 60,698 Irish students who studied for 3 years to sit the exam last June.
Are you worried about your teen heading out for JC night? Here's some advice...
Parents and those running bars and off licences are being asked to be extra vigilant today.
More than 60,000 students will get their Junior Cert results today
There was an increase in the number of students taking up higher level maths and more than 90% of the Junior Cycle cohort takes up science.
Teachers tell minister they will continue their fight over Junior Cycle reforms
Education Minister Jan O’Sullivan said she wanted agreement on both sides.
Opinion: What’s the point in learning about history?
Every History teacher in the country can attest to hearing the Dreaded Question at least once a year: “What’s the point in learning about this?”
6 things everyone remembers from Geography in secondary school
Karst landscapes forever.
This brilliantly bleak film is for anyone who did the Junior Cert
Miriam O'Callaghan came up in her own teenage son's Junior Cert paper
Sherlock came up in today's Junior Cert English exam
The game is on!
#BeGrand trends in Ireland as country tells students it will all be ok
It’s not the end of the world. Honestly.
Opinion: The State exams start today – but don't let stress get you down
Stress and pressure are, unfortunately, part and parcel of exams. But there are also simple ways to keep calm and perform well.
Unhelpful Leaving Cert letter in the Irish Times today
Aren’t we all just gas?
How to juggle your Junior and Leaving Cert exams with the World Cup
Including two-minute YouTube tutorials, Christian Bale yelling at planes and Eye of the Tiger in Spanish.
10 pets who just wanted to help you study
They tried, bless them.
Minister Quinn invites teachers unions to talk on junior cycle reform, ASTI welcome the invite
The new junior cert is being phased in from September to incoming first year students.
Opinion: Under exam stress? Take five minutes off and read these tips
While 120,000 students will sit exams over the coming weeks, there’s no need for them to go through the stressful pre-exam period alone.
Education Minister faces sustained heckling and booing as he speaks to secondary teachers
The minister had earlier today faced the ire of primary teachers.
Oops! There was a mistake in last year's Junior Cert science paper...and engineers are not happy
The State Examiner admitted the incorrect photo was used in the Physics section, but said it had no affect on students’ answers.
Quinn 'regrets' teachers' decision to ballot for industrial action
27,000 ASTI and TUI members are to be balloted on non-co-operation with the new Junior Cycle.
Tuck shop crackdown: Quinn to issue healthy eating guidelines for schools
Minister Ruairí Quinn said he could not “dictate” what is sold in the vending machines in schools.
4.5 days: The amount of training English teachers will get for junior cycle reform
Education Minister Ruairí Quinn said he “would’ve loved” if the working group on junior certificate reform could have met last year but ASTI made that impossible.
Key questions on new Junior Cycle Student Award 'unanswered'
The Minister for Education thinks that implementing the plan is going well, the teachers don’t.
7 things the new name for the Junior Cert ACTUALLY sounds like
How did you do in your Junior Cycle Student Award?