Jesse Pinkman (Aaron Paul) and Walter White (Bryan Cranston) in Breaking Bad.

Fans of TV series Breaking Bad may have recognised a picture of Werner Heisenberg on the Leaving Cert chemistry paper. The German theoretical physicis(...)

The Junior Cert German  exam and syllabus are being modified to reflect the norms of the Common European Framework for Languages. Numbers taking up German t at this level had been slipping as the exam was considered quite challenging.  Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

More than 10,000 Junior Cert students sat a German exam that was “not dumbed down but definitely getting easier”, according to one teacher.“This was (...)

A good knowledge of plumbing and a firm grasp of the English language were the tools of the trade on the Leaving Cert Construction Studies exam. Photograph: Getty Images

A good knowledge of plumbing and a firm grasp of the English language were the tools of the trade on the Leaving Cert Construction Studies exam. De(...)

The practice of locking your love to a city bridge and throwing the key into the river was in the news this week as Parisian city fathers began removi(...)

Drawing from early Christian art right up to graphic design, the Leaving Certificate art paper presented students with a ‘thought-provoking’ range of (...)

Katie Taylor: A question about her faith came up on the Junior Cert religion exam. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Religion in sport was a theme of the Junior Cert religious education exam, with comprehension pieces that covered boxer Katie Taylor’s faith and a mo(...)

The work of Labour Relations Commission, data protection and lending for small business were just three of the subjects raised on a very topical Leavi(...)

Frances Fitzgerald: Sent back to her old job by the CSPE exam.

A mix of wordy and nonwordy questions were laid out for Junior Certs yesterday in the second year of a Maths Paper II exam drawn from the new Project (...)

Spain’s Fernando Torres celebrates with the trophy after winning the 2010 World Cup final. The tournament was one topic students were able to work with.  Photograph: Inpho

In what has been described as the easiest higher level Irish exam in years, teachers are making comparisons with the Junior Cert as higher level stude(...)

Seamus Heaney’s inclusion as an Unseen Poet on Paper 2 this year has been  described by many students as “just cruel”.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Examiners sent Seamus Heaney astray again this Leaving Cert, as the poet turned up on the Unseen Poetry section and not in Prescribed Poetry - as many(...)