Minister for Education Richard Bruton said the issuing of profiles of achievement marked an an important moment in the reform of the junior cycle. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Thousands of students who sat their Junior Cert earlier this year are set to receive the first ever State-recognised awards for extracurricular activi(...)

Minister for Education Richard Bruton and Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the  launch of  the new Leaving Cert  PE exam. Also pictured are students Conal Kehoe,  Emma Crumlish, Ciara Rooney,  Bernard Brogan, Dublin GAA footballer; and Mark Winters. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

Students who take the new physical education (PE) exam in the Leaving Cert will be required to submit a video of themselves taking part in an activity(...)

The feeder schools list includes all schools in the Republic of Ireland where 11 or more pupils sat the Leaving Cert in 2016. Photograph: iStock

The information published today aims to provide parents with a snapshot of information about how many students, from each school in the Republic of Ir(...)

Tara O’Sullivan (15): “Trying to squeeze three years of learning into a two-hour exam for a subject like English seems ridiculous.”

A 15-year-old schoolgirl has told an Oireachtas committee how completing her mock junior cycle English exam was like “a competition to see how fast y(...)

Ryan Bell, a student of Oatlands College in Stillorgan, Dublin, got his results rechecked this year and obtained a higher result. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Education authorities do not want to draw attention to the “worrying” volume of upgrades in the Leaving Cert as it could undermine public confidence i(...)

The tracker mortgage scandal has been described as one of the greatest financial swindles in the history of the State. Photograph: iStock

Among the many harsh – and sometimes heartbreaking – lessons we’ve learned from the tracker mortgage scandal that continues to unfold in the corridors(...)

More than 1,400 Leaving Cert exam results have been upgraded this year following appeals by students. Photo: Bryan O’Brien

More than 1,400 Leaving Cert exam results have been upgraded this year following appeals by students. The move means students will see an increase in(...)

Figures from the State Examinations Commission (SEC) show that of the 66 candidates who had their results withheld in various subject this year, 49 - or 74 per cent - were male. File Photograph: iStockPhoto

Teenage boys are more than twice as likely as girls to cheat - or get caught cheating - in the Leaving Cert exam. Figures from the State Examinations(...)

Eimear Kennedy (15) who got an A in Italian having learnt the language using the Duolingo website and app, and watching  YouTube clips.

Being one of four pupils in the country to have achieved perfect grades in the Junior Certificate is an impressive feat. But for 15-year-old student (...)

A total of 61,654 students who sat the Junior Cycle examinations in June can collect their results from their schools this morning and through the online examination results service on examinations.ie from 4pm. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 61,500 students will today become the first to receive their results in the new Junior Cycle format, which sees traditional grades such as A(...)

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