Jim Lusby

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Sylvia Plath’s appearance in Leaving Cert English paper two prompted relief in exam halls across the State.

Thousands of English students breathed a sigh of relief this afternoon when the poet Sylvia Plath appeared, as had been widely predicted, on the highe(...)

From left:  Katelyn Hart, Miruna Toma, Anna Piela, Andreea Sandy, with Casey Ralph and Geri Dornan, look over the Leaving Cert English paper at Mount Carmel Secondary School,  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This year’s higher level English paper one challenged young people to think critically and creatively, according to teachers. For the second year run(...)

File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An audible sigh of relief was heard around the country at 2pm on Thursday as students opened their English exam paper and found that all the predicted(...)

File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Students and teachers have reacted positively to higher level English paper one, with no major shocks or surprises to throw them. “This was a wonder(...)

There has been a mixed reaction to the first paper of the new Junior Cycle English curriculum, with some teachers praising a move away from rote learn(...)

 Students from the Institute of Education Megan Kelly, Cabinteely, and Colin Reid, Wexford, after the English Leaving Cert exam on Leeson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Students were asked to cover too much detail in too short a time during this year year’s higher level English paper, said Jim Lusby, a teacher at the (...)

“It wasn’t a predictable paper,” said Elaine Dobbyn, a teacher in Coláiste Iognáid, Galway. “I thought the State Examinations Commission did a good job of challenging the students without throwing them completely.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There were no tears today for Leaving Cert students of English as Paper 2 performed as students hoped and, dare one suggest, expected on Thursday afte(...)

The grinning face of Bono loomed large as just under 54,000 students kicked off the Leaving Cert exam this morning. The U2 frontman’s speech to a gra(...)

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(...)