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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 (...)

Students sitting higher-level Irish paper two will have been pleased with a broad and varied paper that had something for everyone, particularly in th(...)

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. (...)

Sylvia Plath’s appearance in Leaving Cert English paper two prompted relief in exam halls across the State.

Thousands of English students breathed a sigh of relief this afternoon when the poet Sylvia Plath appeared, as had been widely predicted, on the highe(...)

From left:  Katelyn Hart, Miruna Toma, Anna Piela, Andreea Sandy, with Casey Ralph and Geri Dornan, look over the Leaving Cert English paper at Mount Carmel Secondary School,  Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

This year’s higher level English paper one challenged young people to think critically and creatively, according to teachers. For the second year run(...)

Dr Anne Smyth: Students interested in setting up their own business need to know about marketing.

Budding business students are spoilt for choice. But in choosing a course, what should they look out for? We asked for perspectives from career guid(...)

Topical questions  included the incinerator at Poolbeg. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

This year’s higher-level Leaving Cert biology paper was particularly topical and challenging, though it was not unfair, according to teachers. “Stude(...)

Most Junior Cert students left the science exam happy, according to teacher Luke Saunders. Photo: iStock

Both higher and ordinary level science papers were fair and the visual layout of the papers was less cluttered than in recent years, according to teac(...)

Lack of predictability in some questions welcomed. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Students faced a very challenging higher level maths paper which many found difficult to complete in the available time. Eamonn Toland, founder of T(...)

File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An audible sigh of relief was heard around the country at 2pm on Thursday as students opened their English exam paper and found that all the predicted(...)

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