Junior Cert

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After a decade of sleek, polished looks, home trends are embracing the artisan. Ironmongery, you could say, is having a moment. Like all crafts, its (...)

Key finding: a quarter of Irish inmates never attended secondary school. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Just over half of prisoners dropped out of school before the Junior Certificate, according to an unpublished survey by the Irish Prison Service. The s(...)

Recently retired Irish rugby player Sophie Spence said: “Forming the habit of regular exercise at an early age is crucial to maintaining and improving your fitness levels throughout your life.” File photograph: iStockPhoto

A major new study indicates there is a “startling drop-off”in fitness among secondary school students after the Junior Cert. The results of a study (...)

If you wish to apply for a specific course, your informal learning over your lifetime will be given due recognition within the adult education system. Photo: iStock

Question: I’m 35 years of age and left school after my Junior Cert. I would love to re-enter the education system but don’t know where to start. I am (...)

Deborah Byrne of Hvmmingbyrd: “from the first thump of the toms in Lost Ones, my Walkman and I were inseparable.”

I was introduced to this album by my aunt while in the throes of my Junior Cert. Up until that point, my musical education had consisted of snippets o(...)

Consider the evidence - decide what criteria you should factor into your decision. Photograph: iStockphoto.

Life is a journey of exploration and discovery. Any adult reflecting on their own career journey since leaving school realises that expecting a young (...)

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(...)

The 10-year foreign language strategy seeks to prepare Ireland for Brexit through a series of steps such as potential bonus  points for studying foreign languages.

An ambitious Government strategy aims to dramatically increase the number of students taking two foreign languages in the State exams despite an acute(...)

Terry and Noeleen Delaney, with their granddaughter Megan Delaney (16), whose father Robert Delaney has been in a permanent vegetative state for nearly 10 years. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A neat pile of clothes sits on Noeleen Delaney’s kitchen table. They have been washed, ironed and folded with almost military precision by a mother’s (...)

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(...)

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