Cork supporters Sarah McSweeney and Mariah Sheehan at Bishopstown GAA club during yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling final. Photograph: Provision

A nail-biting conclusion without the desired result led to a feeling of dejection at Bishopstown GAA club yesterday, home to Cork captain Pa Cronin an(...)

This year’s Leaving Cert
 higher level maths paper 2 gave the wrong value for an angle in a trigonometry question, making two different answers possible.

The number of errors on this year’s Leaving and Junior Cert exams was “higher than usual”, according to the State Examinations Commission (SEC), which(...)

Engineers Ireland director general John Power: focus of the free maths tutorials is on teaching maths in the broadest sense, not on cramming for the Leaving Cert

It has always been a struggle for parents and teachers to convince Leaving Certificate students to opt for higher level maths.Keen to do its bit to he(...)

 These systems that have been acknowledged by no less than the current Minister for Education Ruairí Quinn as completely outdated, unfit for purpose, and an unnecessary, stressful, counterproductive, and burdensome strain on bright young minds. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Wire

Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. And yet, yesterday, tens of thousands of students were corral(...)

More than 57 per cent of pupils attending all-Irish schools enrolled in higher education courses that year

Two-thirds of students who attend fee-paying secondary schools go on to higher level education, compared to about 40 per cent of students from (...)

Junior Cert take a  maths examination at St. Raphaela's School, Stillorgan.

PETER MCGUIRE Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn faces renewed challenges in implementing Junior Certificate reform as opposition hardens acro(...)

Andreas Schleicher has spent years examining the relationship between education reform and outcomes across a range of countries. The OECD’s spe(...)

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