Peter Mcguire

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Muireann Twomey (right) from Clara from Co Kilkenny and Lynn Fenton (left) from Rathangan Co Wicklow getting their Leaving Certificate results at Kilkenny College in Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Seven students have achieved eight H1s ( between 90-100 per cent) in the Leaving Certificate while 53 have achieved seven top grades, it has been reve(...)

This year, a record number of students sat higher-level maths, and 79.3 per cent of them got between a H1 and H5. Photograph: iStock

Last year, Leaving Cert students said goodbye to As, Bs and Cs, and hello to higher (H) and ordinary (O) 1s, 2s and 3s, all the way down to a grade 8 (...)

And you thought your first day of secondary school was scary. Starting in college is a whole new world: yes, you’re independent, but you’re also respo(...)

Remember that third level is not like most schools, and the onus is on you to be self-motivated and self-aware. Photograph: iStock

Picking a college course can feel like the biggest decision a student has ever made. At this point, many will have a clear idea of what they want to d(...)

An entire spectrum of violent acts filled my mind: stabbing pregnant women, pushing old men off their bicycles, having sex with animals and then killing the animal, rape. Photograph: iStock

It was a year since my mum died and I wasn’t coping. My bereavement counsellor asked me to write a letter to her, to talk to her as if she was around.(...)

A question on the Roman army, which featured on the higher level classics paper, was quite difficult in comparison to some other topics. Photograph: iStockphoto

A question on the Roman army, which featured on the higher level classics paper, was quite difficult in comparison to some other topics, according to (...)

The higher-level German paper was in line with expectations although there were one or two challenging items in the letter, according to Fiona Healy, (...)

Niamh Whitty, Rachel O’Connor and Nicole Cadogan who just completed the Leaving Cert German paper at St. Mary’s Secondary School, New Ross, Co Wexford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Students struggled with a tricky accent on the German listening exam, but the paper was otherwise very manageable, according to teachers. Orla Ní Shú(...)

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. (...)

Some students may have been thrown by unfamiliar terms on this year’s higher level geography paper, according to Valerie Redmond, a teacher at Present(...)

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