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# State Examinations

This year
The Explainer: What is it like to sit the Leaving Cert in 2023?
Luke Saunders, co-founder and CEO of Studyclix, joins us on this week’s episode to give the lie of the land for anyone whose own memory of sitting the exams might be fading. We look at the lasting impact of the Covid pandemic on the exams, and share advice for students and parents alike.
All time
Dept of Education officials say it was 'impossible' to get staff to check Leaving Cert algorithm
Dalton Tattan, assistant secretary at the Department of Education said the pressure they were under was ‘extreme’.
'It's not realistic or viable' to hold Leaving Cert practical exams in current timeframe
Students with oral exams and music practicals have been awarded full marks – but other practical exams are to still go ahead.
Leaving Cert exams postponed until late July or August and Junior Cert exams cancelled
The decision was announced this afternoon.
Children's ombudsman calls on government to clarify plans for Junior and Leaving Cert exams
Schools across the country remain closed ahead of this year’s exams in June.
'Scramble' for Leaving Cert examiners due to shortage across all subjects, Dáil told
Teachers, including recently qualified teachers and retired teachers, are being asked to apply.
From Paralympians to mature students - Leaving Cert students come from all walks of life spoke to four Leaving Cert students in the countdown to the results.
Proposal would give the State powers to investigate universities quickly
It comes after a report last week into universities found “unacceptable” financial practices.
English Paper One: Reactions to the first exam of this year's Leaving Cert
Fake news, democracy and inventing the wheel – how did the first day of State exams go?
Student with dyslexia brings fresh High Court appeal to secure help for Leaving Cert exams
His previous application for a reader was refused before the supporting evidence was submitted.
Opinion: Can we really trust that Junior Cycle reform isn't linked to the austerity agenda?
We live in a time of austerity – and education is being targeted along with other elements of society.
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.
Almost 119,000 students are putting pen to paper this morning in state exams
This year marks the first time that all students at Leaving Cert level will sit the new Project Maths exam.
Lady Gaga and horse burgers: Junior and Leaving Cert examiners having the craic
Lady Gaga on the business paper, horse burgers in the French exam. Gas Al
8 things that go through your head during school exams
“Only 2 hours, 46 minutes until it’s over”
Students urged to sleep and eat well as State exams kick off
The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals given a list of tips to help students perform well during exam time.
Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system
Reforms announced by Ruairí Quinn this afternoon replace terminal exams with continual assessment – with the terminal exams scrapped altogether by 2020.
Universities propose radical overhaul of Leaving Cert points system
A submission to Ruairí Quinn sees Ireland’s seven universities outline issues with the Leaving Cert – and how to change it.
FG youth wing says teachers should be forced to correct State exams
Delegates to Young Fine Gael’s summer school pass a motion saying teachers’ summers should be spent correcting papers.