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#Junior Cert

# junior-cert - Wednesday 11 September, 2013

Junior Cert results: how did the country do?
# Fingers Crossed
# Fingers Crossed

Junior Cert results: how did the country do?

Sep 11th 2013, 6:15 AM 22,820 Views 33 Comments

Nearly 60,000 students will receive their Junior Certificate results today. Here’s how they did.

# junior-cert - Friday 30 August, 2013

Share your favourite Seamus Heaney poetry and school memories
# RIP
From The Daily Edge
# RIP

Share your favourite Seamus Heaney poetry and school memories

Aug 30th 2013, 10:54 PM 29,198 Views 91 Comments

“Between my finger and my thumb…”

# junior-cert - Friday 21 June, 2013

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes

Jun 21st 2013, 7:30 AM 7,198 Views 27 Comments

The minister says the SEC has two jobs now: to ensure no student suffers as a result of the error, and to stop it recurring.

# junior-cert - Thursday 13 June, 2013

Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic
# School Daze
From The Daily Edge
# School Daze

Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic

Jun 13th 2013, 6:00 PM 17,935 Views 4 Comments

Lady Gaga on the business paper, horse burgers in the French exam. Gas Al

# junior-cert - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

11 Irish people who have just had ENOUGH
# Things I Hate Most
From The Daily Edge
# Things I Hate Most

11 Irish people who have just had ENOUGH

Jun 12th 2013, 10:30 PM 44,037 Views 111 Comments

They’re mad as hell and they’re not going to take it anymore.

Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper
# Oops
# Oops

Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper

Jun 12th 2013, 8:45 PM 27,747 Views 26 Comments

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

# junior-cert - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'
# State Exams
# State Exams

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'

Jun 11th 2013, 7:22 PM 15,857 Views 27 Comments

Science minister Sean Sherlock believes the State Examinations Commission will ensure no student loses out over the error.

17 of the best incorrect exam answers of all time
# Survey Says
From The Daily Edge
# Survey Says

17 of the best incorrect exam answers of all time

Jun 11th 2013, 6:26 PM 67,556 Views 30 Comments

It’s good but it’s not right.

# junior-cert - Monday 10 June, 2013

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers
# Oops
# Oops

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers

Jun 10th 2013, 8:21 PM 39,788 Views 76 Comments

The English version of a Maths question mistakenly inserted an extra number – which meant two answers are possible.

# junior-cert - Sunday 9 June, 2013

More than 1,000 retired teachers back for State exam jobs
# Underemployed
# Underemployed

More than 1,000 retired teachers back for State exam jobs

Jun 9th 2013, 8:00 AM 13,551 Views 69 Comments

Following a promise to prioritise their applications, 250 unemployed and substitute teachers have been hired by the States Examinations Commission.

# junior-cert - Friday 7 June, 2013

What is #Gtuít and why are 'the kids' going on about it?
# Say What?
From The Daily Edge
# Say What?

What is #Gtuít and why are 'the kids' going on about it?

Jun 7th 2013, 10:02 AM 4,024 Views 0 Comments

Never try to be cool in front of a teenager. It never works out.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

8 things that go through your head during school exams
# More Paper Please
From The Daily Edge
# More Paper Please

8 things that go through your head during school exams

Jun 5th 2013, 1:00 PM 22,729 Views 26 Comments

“Only 2 hours, 46 minutes until it’s over”

# junior-cert - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

# junior-cert - Friday 31 May, 2013

9 stages everyone goes through before their Leaving Cert
# The Leaving
# The Leaving

9 stages everyone goes through before their Leaving Cert

May 31st 2013, 8:30 PM 28,312 Views 32 Comments

You can do it, you divils!

# junior-cert - Thursday 11 April, 2013

VIDEO: Just a dinosaur rapping Dúnmharú ar an Dart
# Sceitimini áthas
From The Daily Edge
# Sceitimini áthas

VIDEO: Just a dinosaur rapping Dúnmharú ar an Dart

Apr 11th 2013, 9:26 AM 1,765 Views 3 Comments

Junior Cert flashback.

# junior-cert - Thursday 21 March, 2013

6 poets to stir up some secondary school memories
# PAPER 2 MEMORIES
From The Daily Edge
# PAPER 2 MEMORIES

6 poets to stir up some secondary school memories

Mar 21st 2013, 6:00 PM 12,550 Views 32 Comments

Today is World Poetry Day, and it’s Leaving Cert Paper 2 all over again.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 26 December, 2012

It's the bumper secondary school Christmas test!
# Quiz Time
# Quiz Time

It's the bumper secondary school Christmas test!

Dec 26th 2012, 10:41 AM 16,083 Views 20 Comments

What does AC/DC stand for? Who discovered the double helix? Do you know?

# junior-cert - Sunday 2 December, 2012

Get your Soundings out… it’s a secondary school English test
# English Test
# English Test

Get your Soundings out… it’s a secondary school English test

Dec 2nd 2012, 9:15 AM 18,027 Views 43 Comments

Do you know your sonnets from your soliloquies?

# junior-cert - Sunday 25 November, 2012

Squeaky bum time! It’s a secondary school history test…
# History Test
From The Daily Edge
# History Test

Squeaky bum time! It’s a secondary school history test…

Nov 25th 2012, 9:15 AM 20,647 Views 29 Comments

Do you know your vikings from your victories?

# junior-cert - Sunday 11 November, 2012

Squeaky bum time! Here’s a secondary school geography test
# Geography Quiz
From The Daily Edge
# Geography Quiz

Squeaky bum time! Here’s a secondary school geography test

Nov 11th 2012, 9:15 AM 36,332 Views 30 Comments

It’s National Geography Awareness Week, so it’s time to put yourself to the test.

# junior-cert - Friday 5 October, 2012

Teachers and opposition parties attack Quinn's Junior Cert reforms
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Teachers and opposition parties attack Quinn's Junior Cert reforms

Oct 5th 2012, 8:48 AM 5,738 Views 50 Comments

Teachers’ unions say they weren’t consulted about the changes, while opposition parties are sceptical of their need.

# junior-cert - Thursday 4 October, 2012

Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system
# State Exams
# State Exams

Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system

Oct 4th 2012, 9:06 AM 11,610 Views 51 Comments

Reforms announced by Ruairí Quinn this afternoon replace terminal exams with continual assessment – with the terminal exams scrapped altogether by 2020.

# junior-cert - Saturday 15 September, 2012

Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers
# Prime Numbers
# Prime Numbers

Teeth, taxes and Junior Certs: the week in numbers

Sep 15th 2012, 7:30 PM 5,679 Views 1 Comment

Just HOW well did Ireland do at the Paralympics? And which country’s population has the most smokers?

# junior-cert - Friday 14 September, 2012

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects
# Battle Of The Sexes
# Battle Of The Sexes

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects

Sep 14th 2012, 6:30 AM 6,479 Views 35 Comments

Only the stereotypically male strongholds of Maths and Metalwork see boys have a higher proportion of A grades than girls.

# junior-cert - Monday 30 July, 2012

FG youth wing says teachers should be forced to correct State exams
# State Exams
# State Exams

FG youth wing says teachers should be forced to correct State exams

Jul 30th 2012, 11:52 AM 4,453 Views 48 Comments

Delegates to Young Fine Gael’s summer school pass a motion saying teachers’ summers should be spent correcting papers.

# junior-cert - Friday 8 June, 2012

Some Junior Cert students played CD for Irish Leaving Cert aural exam
# Exams
# Exams

Some Junior Cert students played CD for Irish Leaving Cert aural exam

Jun 8th 2012, 5:22 PM 12,159 Views 45 Comments

The State Examinations Commission will now issue a new paper and CD for Irish Leaving Cert students sitting paper one on Monday.

# junior-cert - Wednesday 6 June, 2012

Students advised to take care of mental health over exam period
# Exams
# Exams

Students advised to take care of mental health over exam period

Jun 6th 2012, 2:28 PM 2,157 Views 9 Comments

Students undertaking Junior and Leaving Cert exams have been reminded to talk about any stress they might be feeling, eat a healthy diet and get enough sleep over the next two weeks.

Good luck! Leaving and Junior Cert students begin exams this morning
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Good luck! Leaving and Junior Cert students begin exams this morning

Jun 6th 2012, 6:30 AM 2,849 Views 14 Comments

Stress tests have a different meaning today for more than 116,000 third and sixth year students.

# junior-cert - Monday 4 June, 2012

Message to Leaving Cert students: get to your exams on time
# State Exams
# State Exams

Message to Leaving Cert students: get to your exams on time

Jun 4th 2012, 3:22 PM 5,183 Views 13 Comments

Those attending Dublin exam centres have also been warned about delays because of the Olympic Torch relay event.

# junior-cert - Friday 1 June, 2012

Fewer students to sit this year's Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert
# Leaving Cert

Fewer students to sit this year's Leaving Cert

Jun 1st 2012, 10:46 AM 4,814 Views 8 Comments

Over 50,000 students, 13 days, 3.1 million exam papers, 105 subjects. Shudder.

# junior-cert - Friday 11 May, 2012

Government urged to include road safety on Junior Cert curriculum
# Road Safety
# Road Safety

Government urged to include road safety on Junior Cert curriculum

May 11th 2012, 5:39 PM 2,130 Views 14 Comments

The Government is being urged to “harness” the enthusiasm among teenagers for cars and include road safety training on the programme.

# junior-cert - Thursday 29 December, 2011

# junior-cert - Thursday 3 November, 2011

The Daily Fix: Thursday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Thursday

Nov 3rd 2011, 8:01 PM 2,525 Views 5 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: The low-down on Greece (and why it’s extra bad for Silvio), some good news for mortgage holders and the best picture of Michael Noonan you will see for a while.

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert to be significantly changed under new scheme

Nov 3rd 2011, 12:05 PM 2,637 Views 11 Comments

Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.

# junior-cert - Friday 21 October, 2011

# junior-cert - Tuesday 18 October, 2011

The Daily Fix: Tuesday
# Daily Fix
# Daily Fix

The Daily Fix: Tuesday

Oct 18th 2011, 7:54 PM 1,319 Views 4 Comments

In tonight’s Fix: RTÉ stars face a large pay cut; Irish ex-pats get their say in the Áras race; and a war of words at the World Scrabble Championships.