Luke Saunders

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‘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 (...)

The impact of Brexit on Ireland and the EU featured in today’s Leaving Cert higher level  geography exam. Photograph: iStock

There was a strong emphasis on environmental issues in this year’s Leaving Cert higher level paper and many of students’ favourite topics cropped up. (...)

When asked if the Leaving Cert assessed their intelligence fairly, 80% of students surveyed  responded No. Photograph: Getty Images

More than half of Leaving Cert students have developed mental or physical health issues as a result of exam pressure, a survey of nearly 2,700 student(...)

Students at Mount Carmel Secondary School, King’s Inns Street, Dublin, discuss their exams. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Students faced a wide-ranging biology paper which tested them and provided a thorough test of almost all aspects of the curriculum, teachers have said(...)

A question on distance and time was one of the few difficulties on a fairly straightforward higher level science paper. Photograph: iStock

A puzzler about distance and time was one of the few difficulties facing students on a fairly straightforward higher level science paper, teachers hav(...)

This year’s higher-level maths paper was said to be demanding. File photograph: iStock

The second of this year’s higher-level maths papers was very demanding, with some especially tough parts and a nasty surprise, according to teachers. (...)

Volcano Fuego during an eruptive pulse in El Rodeo, Guatemala on June 3, 2018. Students were asked about volcano activity in the Junior Cert Geography exam. HO/AFP/Getty Images

There were no real surprises for Junior Cert students of ordinary and higher-level Geography with a good range of topics covered in Friday morning’s p(...)

Aaron Dunne from DCU pictured show an VR machine to Antonelle Ferrecchia EU Programme manager for Insight.

Science education has come a long way. Before the primary school’s last major revision, almost 20 years ago, science education was patchy at best whil(...)

Many secondary schools have “bring your own device” policies to allow students use smartphones or tablets for educational purposes in some classes

Parents and students are to be consulted on whether smartphones should be allowed in schools. The use of smartphones and tablet devices among young p(...)

Many students are checking their devices in class on a regular basis, research shows. Photograph: Istock

Teachers are battling to contain a rise in smartphone use in the classroom, according to a new survey. A nationwide poll of 1,000 second-level teache(...)

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