While this year’s figures show greater participation across most higher level Junior Cert subjects, the number of students getting As is down significantly. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Results for the Junior Certificate examinations show a significant drop in the number of students performing at the very highest level across a broad (...)

The Health Service Executive has suggested parents participate in the celebration this year by organising alcohol-free events. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Parents are being asked to take steps to ensure their teenage children celebrate their Junior Certificate exam results safely and are aware of the dan(...)

The State Examination Commission has withheld the Leaving Cert results of 38 students this year amid suspicions of cheating.

Click here to download a PDF of the CAO's 2017 Round One offers: http://iti.ms/2vR6EzZ The State Examination Commission (SEC) has withheld (...)

Junior Cycle students were asked to identify the new Secretary General of the UN. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The reaction to Wednesday afternoon’s Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) exam was largely positive despite featuring some challenging questi(...)

About 3,750 examiners are needed to mark written exams this year

The State Examinations Commission says it is confident it will have sufficient examiners to mark Junior and Leaving Cert papers as exams get under way(...)

As soon as your exams are over  you’ll have just over a week to finalise your list of course choices. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

If you have decided to make specific changes to the courses, or the order in which you have listed them on your CAO application, you can do so online (...)

Students take part in group work as part of the new junior cycle. The State Examination Commission says new guidance on classroom-based assessments will allow junior cycle English students to avoid a 10 per cent penalty in their summer exams.

The State Examinations Commission says new guidance on classroom-based assessments will allow junior cycle English students to avoid a 10 per cent pen(...)

Don’t have a clue what to do after the Leaving? Don’t panic, you don’t have to decide on the rest of your life, just what you will do for the next few years. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

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

By second year,  females from middle-class professional backgrounds maintain interest in education while another group begins  actively disengaging from school work. Photograph: Getty Images

Children return to school today after the Christmas break and for many of those in third year the mock Junior Certificate exams are only weeks away. (...)

 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(...)

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