Junior Cycle

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Ciara Roosli, Tramore, Co Waterford, says she has difficulties opting her child out of religious education.  ‘I can’t continue to take him out of the school. I run a business.’  Photograph: Patrick Browne

Many parents are finding it “impossible” to opt-out their children from religion classes despite their legal right to do so, according to campaigners.(...)

Greek philosopher Socrates claimed the unexamined life is not worth living.

In a programme on RTÉ One television being shown tonight, Trinity College philosopher Dr Robert Grant makes the case for teaching philosophy in school(...)

An  interim report into a review of the senior cycle indicates a strong desire for the  Leaving Cert to be assessed on a staggered basis instead of facing a single set of summer exams. Photograph: David Davies/PA Wire

Secondary school principals say the findings of a review into the senior cycle support its calls for including continuous assessment as part of a refo(...)

‘The poem, An tEarrach Thiar, was also one the students like to study.’ File photograph: Getty

Irish paper two Higher level students who covered the entire course will have been happy with Irish paper two, according to teachers. John Gavin of (...)

Jack Lynch Blennerville and Alex O’Shea  of Brookfield College in Tralee prepare for their exams. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

The State examinations begin today for some 124,000 pupils with a range of new measures aimed at reducing stress and anxiety levels. Youth mental hea(...)

Reform of the senior cycle must cater for all students and their unique talents. Photograph: iStock

With this year’s State examinations almost upon us, and a review of the senior cycle underway, it is perhaps timely to consider how that review should(...)

Parents of children at Ratoath College at a meeting on Thursday night who expressed concern over the school’s ‘iPads-only’ policy for junior cycle students.

The principal of Co Meath secondary school at the centre of a row over the amount of time pupils are spending on screens has defended its iPads-only p(...)

There is a  shortage of examiners just over a week  before the start of the Junior and Leaving Cert. Photograph: The Irish Times

Education authorities have launched an urgent appeal for teachers to mark the Leaving Cert and Junior Cert with just over a week to go before the star(...)

Secondary-school teacher Róisín Scanlon

Last year was Bliain na Gaeilge when the Irish language was celebrated across the world. More and more people are working in the first language of the(...)

While extra-curricular work is invaluable, too much can affect pupils’ work and overall wellbeing. Photograph: iStock

Shane gleefully volunteering to go bag-packing to raise funds for the rugby team was the last straw. Ironically, when the coach came to the classroom(...)

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