One student was awarded an ‘estimated grade’ after being distracted by ants on their desk. Photograph: iStock

Hundreds of Junior and Leaving Certificate students have been awarded grades based on estimates by their schools due to errors such as scripts being l(...)

Aoife Dooley says she has received dozens of online threats since her article appeared in a Junior Cert paper this week. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The Garda has been notified of death and rape threats sent to comedian and illustrator Aoife Dooley after an article she wrote for The Irish Times app(...)

 Minister for Education and Skills Richard Bruton  at Government Buildings, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Junior Cert students in the 375 secondary schools where teachers are refusing to engage in curriculum reforms face losing 10 per cent of their marks i(...)

‘The sad truth is the ASTI has ceased to function as a representative organisation for its members, and the ones to suffer will be the students.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

QUESTION: As a parent of two second-year students, I am deeply concerned at the mess that seems to be emerging in my children’s English classes ove(...)

A stiff vocabulary test kicked off of this year’s Junior Certificate, as higher level English students pored over a dense reading on the astronomer(...)