Tara O’Sullivan (15): “Trying to squeeze three years of learning into a two-hour exam for a subject like English seems ridiculous.”

A 15-year-old schoolgirl has told an Oireachtas committee how completing her mock junior cycle English exam was like “a competition to see how fast y(...)

While some exams can attract up to 3,000 complaints from students and parents, the new English paper resulted in a single phone call. Photograph: Getty Images

The State Examinations Commission (SEC) received just a single complaint over the junior cycle English exam despite concerns among students who feared(...)

Tara O’Sullivan, a Junior Cert student whose campaign to extend the time allocated for this summer’s English exam has attracted thousands of supporters.

A student who started an online campaign to persuade authorities to extend the Junior Cert English exam by 30 minutes has attracted thousands of suppo(...)