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#Junior Cert

# junior-cert - Friday 26 August, 2011

Poll: Should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate?
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# Your Say

Poll: Should exams matter less in the Junior Certificate?

Aug 26th 2011, 10:00 AM 3,219 Views 30 Comments

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
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Exams likely to be downgraded in radical Junior Cert reforms

Aug 26th 2011, 9:11 AM 692 Views 5 Comments

A new system of portfolio-based assessment is “on the cards”, the Department of Education has confirmed.

# junior-cert - Monday 22 August, 2011

Release Junior Cert results on a Friday “to combat booze binges”
# Underage Drinking
# Underage Drinking

Release Junior Cert results on a Friday “to combat booze binges”

Aug 22nd 2011, 7:00 AM 3,705 Views 14 Comments

Fianna Fáil senator Averil Power thinks students can get their hands on alcohol more easily on a midweek night.

# junior-cert - Monday 8 August, 2011

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs
# Exams
# Exams

Calls for marking state exams to be part of teachers' jobs

Aug 8th 2011, 4:07 PM 3,312 Views 33 Comments

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 - Monday 11 July, 2011

Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs
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# Junior Cert

Junior Cert students want classes on sex and drugs

Jul 11th 2011, 2:11 PM 1,146 Views 18 Comments

A nationwide consultation on Junior Cert reform finds that students want more education on social issues.

# junior-cert - Saturday 9 July, 2011

Junior Cert cut to eight subjects under new government plan
# Junior Cert
# Junior Cert

Junior Cert cut to eight subjects under new government plan

Jul 9th 2011, 1:07 PM 3,881 Views 41 Comments

Students will be limited to eight exam subjects so that they have more time to devote to literacy and numeracy skills.

# junior-cert - Monday 13 June, 2011

Maths Paper 2 deemed to be "grand" after Paper 1 shocker
# Maths
# Maths

Maths Paper 2 deemed to be "grand" after Paper 1 shocker

Jun 13th 2011, 4:33 PM 1,852 Views 5 Comments

The Leaving Certificate honours Maths second paper has come as a relief to many after a “very difficult” paper 1.

# junior-cert - Friday 10 June, 2011

Day 3: Exam students tackle Geography and Maths papers
# State Exams
# State Exams

Day 3: Exam students tackle Geography and Maths papers

Jun 10th 2011, 9:44 AM 1,194 Views 3 Comments

Students in the Leaving and Junior Cert will both face papers on Maths and Geography today ahead of a welcomed weekend.

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