Junior cycle exams proposed for September look set to be abandoned in favour of school-based assessments during May, according to well-placed sources. File image: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Hundreds of thousands of Junior Cycle exam scripts are unlikely to be used under revised plans to hold school-based assessments for students in school(...)

Senior sources say an official Department of Education announcement is due  advising schools to conduct their own Junior Cycle assessments in line with school policies

Junior cycle written exams planned for thousands of students in September look set to be abandoned in favour of school-based assessments in May. The (...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh is likely to formally announce that the Leaving Cert will begin on Wednesday, July 29th.

When will the Leaving Cert begin, exactly? Minister for Education Joe McHugh is likely to formally announce that it will begin on Wednesday, July 29th(...)

Minister for Education Joe McHugh has announced that history will be mandatory for all junior cycle students from next year onwards. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

School principals will warn on Friday that giving history “special core status” in the Junior Cycle will limit their ability to provide pupils with su(...)

A total of 61,654 students who sat the Junior Cycle examinations in June can collect their results from their schools this morning and through the online examination results service on examinations.ie from 4pm. File photograph: Getty Images

More than 61,500 students will today become the first to receive their results in the new Junior Cycle format, which sees traditional grades such as A(...)

End of year Junior Cert examinations will be shortened and there will be more emphasis on classroom assessment

When asked about his legacy as minister for education shortly before he was reshuffled, Ruairí Quinn said of his junior cycle reforms: “I would hope t(...)