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Junior Cert students in Dublin exam hall. many had a ‘very challenging’ home economics exam. Photograph: Eric Luke

Students faced a very challenging higher level home economics paper with some “very taxing” questions, teachers have said. Margaret Kent, ASTI subje(...)

Leaving Cert business students who studied past paper and worked hard will be ‘richly rewarded’. Photograph: iStock

Teachers have praised the higher level business paper and commended it for providing students with a wide choice of questions. Ruairí Farrell, TUI su(...)

Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh Leaving Cert student Leah Hawes. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

I’m hoping to get into PE teaching with Irish at the University of Limerick. Last year, applicants needed 500 points to get onto the course, so I’ve r(...)

 Dr Cliodhna Ni Lionain  at a  passage tomb site at Dowth Hall, Co Meath. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

The Junior Cert history papers were both fair, but students at higher-level may have struggled to identify a tool used by an archaeologist in a photog(...)

Jim Lockhart says  philosophy and logic should be added to the Leaving Cert curriculum. Photograph: Dave Keegan Photography

Jim Lockhart is a multi-instrumentalist with Horslips and a radio and television producer. He went to James’s Street CBS in Dublin in the 1960s. Most(...)

The Eucharistic Congress  in Phoenix Park featured in the Leaving Cert history exam.

Well-prepared students will have had no difficulty with a nice, fair and balanced higher level history paper, according to teachers. Susan Cashell, h(...)

Junior Cert students Kasie Duignan and Sarah Jane Macken pictured after their French exam at Athlone Community College. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon.

Junior Cert students found the listening comprehension to be the most challenging part of the French exam, teachers and students have said. Parts of(...)

 Athlone Community College  students Emma Flannery, Emily Sheehan and Eimhin Feeney after their French Higher Level Exam. Photograph: Tom O’Hanlon.

Leaving Cert higher level French students had a challenging exam with little room for rote-learning, according to teachers. There was also disagreeme(...)

Rosanna Davison: “The Leaving Cert doesn’t necessarily determine your future. There are so many routes to get to where you want to be.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Rosanna Davison ( 35) is a former Miss World and nutritionist. From Enniskerry, Co Wicklow, she sat the Leaving Cert in Rathdown school in Glenageary,(...)

Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh Leaving Cert student Sophie Hickey. ‘I’ve tried to balance all the study and work with a bit of rest and relaxation,’ she says. Photograph: Arthur Ellis

My world is built of past exam papers and mind maps. There’s only so many ways you can answer a question, but examiners can pose them differently from(...)

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