Junior Cert

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Dani Dyer and Jack Fincham: winners of Love Island 2018. Photograph: ITV

The longest package holiday is over. No more fears of being “mugged off”, no more branded water bottles clutched in overly tanned hands, no more Flack(...)

Noel Hogan is not correcting exams this year due to the ‘gruelling’ work and low pay. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Noel Hogan, a history and geography teacher, used to spend his summers correcting hundreds of State exam papers. But not this year. “It’s gruelling w(...)

Junior Cert technical graphics students were faced with a question on Angry Birds.

There was widespread frustration among students who struggled to complete their Junior Cert technical graphics exam within the time allotted, accordin(...)

Overall, this was a very balanced paper but it really required higher-order thinking skills,” said Stephen O’Hara, who is a TUI subject representative

Students were asked to explore searching questions such as the meaning of life in a wide-ranging exam in the Junior Cert higher level religious studie(...)

Junior Certs  were quizzed about the advantages and the disadvantages of using ready meals. Photo: iStock

Students sitting the Junior Cert higher level home economics paper were presented with an exam which reflected modern lifestyles. Candidates were qui(...)

Students were asked to answer questions on a passage about a canal clean-up. Photograph: iStockphoto

Junior Cert students emerged very happy from their French exam on Wednesday after sitting a predictable paper that threw up few surprises. Candidates(...)

Question 11 was one for the Harry Potter fans and involved a complex geometric construction to create a Horcrux symbol.  File photograph: Warner Bros/Reuters/Handout

Harry Potter fans were spellbound by a challenging question, which asked students to construct the Horcrux symbol -  better known as the “sign of(...)

The Junior Certificate higher-level maths paper 1 differed somewhat from previous years with in-depth explanations and questions based on multiple ‘re(...)

Volcano Fuego during an eruptive pulse in El Rodeo, Guatemala on June 3, 2018. Students were asked about volcano activity in the Junior Cert Geography exam. HO/AFP/Getty Images

There were no real surprises for Junior Cert students of ordinary and higher-level Geography with a good range of topics covered in Friday morning’s p(...)

“We would urge anyone involved in exams and supporting young people with their studies to ensure students look after their emotional health”

Parents are being advised to help look after their children’s mental health as tens of thousands of students prepare to sit their Junior and Leaving C(...)

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