John Hammond

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Leaving Cert students adopted the new grading scheme without much difficulty.

Reforms which reward those who sit higher level exams are pressurising struggling students into taking on more challenging exam papers, according to n(...)

The questioned of whether schools are free to change the content of relationship and sex education classes in order to protect their ethos was raised by a number of Oireachtas members

All schools are to be given new guidelines over the appropriate use of external groups to deliver sex education to students. This move comes amid crit(...)

Ireland currently has the highest proportion of school-leavers in the EU who progress to third level. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pupils and teachers in 40 secondary schools will play a key role in a major review of the Leaving Cert, which is set to pave the way for significant c(...)

The Leaving Cert has often been criticised for being too exam-focused and failing to engage less academic students

A major review of the Leaving Cert which gets under way on Tuesday is to examine ways of easing the “points race” and better preparing students for al(...)

‘The physical classroom needs to be ripped out. It’s pointless changing the message when the interface has remained the same since Dickens’

Is the Leaving Cert fit for purpose for the 21st century? It’s a question being regularly asked against the backdrop of a world where the skills requi(...)

Leonard Cohen on stage in Loerrach, Germany. File photograph: Rolf Haid/EPA

Singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen has died at age 82, a statement on his Facebook page said. “It is with profound sorrow we report that legendary poet,(...)

The  tribute to Jonah Lomu was shared by hundreds of thousands of fans around the world in the 24 hours after it was published.

A tribute to the former All Black rugby player Jonah Lomu that appeared on the front page of the Irish Examiner the day after his death last November (...)

Police divers patrol the village of Wraysbury, Berkshire in the UK on Wednesday. Britain’s flooding situation continues to worsen. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA
Further severe storms threaten the UK
  • UK
  • February 13, 2014, 15:39

Britain is bracing for an even worse storm as it struggles to recover from yesterday’s weather chaos when a man was killed and thousands le(...)