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Monday 11 December 2023 Dublin: 10°C

# Junior Cert

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Fewer students to sit this year's Leaving Cert
Over 50,000 students, 13 days, 3.1 million exam papers, 105 subjects. Shudder.
Government urged to include road safety on Junior Cert curriculum
The Government is being urged to “harness” the enthusiasm among teenagers for cars and include road safety training on the programme.
The Daily Fix: Thursday
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
Minister of Education gives his approval to NCCA’s proposals to change the focus of the Junior Cert from rote learning and state exams.
The Daily Fix: Tuesday
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.
Teachers say Junior Cert reform plans 'would do more damage than good'
The Teachers’ Union of Ireland warns that plans to reform the exams, including limiting the subjects to 8, could damage education.
Almost 60,000 Junior Cert students to receive results
There has been an increase in the number of pupils sitting higher level maths and science.
Poll: Should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate?
Many Junior Cert exams are likely to be replaced with portfolio-based assessments under new proposals currently being considered. What do you think – should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate?
Exams likely to be downgraded in radical Junior Cert reforms
A new system of portfolio-based assessment is “on the cards”, the Department of Education has confirmed.
Release Junior Cert results on a Friday “to combat booze binges”
Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power thinks students can get their hands on alcohol more easily on a midweek night.
Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs
Teachers who choose to mark exam papers during the summer are paid extra on top of their salaries. There are calls for the bonus payments system to be reviewed.
Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs
A nationwide consultation on Junior Cert reform finds that students want more education on social issues.
Junior Cert cut to eight subjects under new government plan
Students will be limited to eight exam subjects so that they have more time to devote to literacy and numeracy skills.
Maths Paper 2 deemed to be "grand" after Paper 1 shocker
The Leaving Certificate honours Maths second paper has come as a relief to many after a “very difficult” paper 1.
Day 3: Exam students tackle Geography and Maths papers
Students in the Leaving and Junior Cert will both face papers on Maths and Geography today ahead of a welcomed weekend.