Grainne Faller

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“For the whole of sixth year I wanted to do nursing. Then, various people just talked me out of it. They mentioned the long hours, the lack of jobs an(...)

“I’m just about to take my second year out from my studies – I was doing software development in CIT but balancing business with college wasn’t workin(...)

“I was really quite young when I knew I wanted to make films. I was always into English and drawing and I guess those things lend themselves to that a(...)

Lonely it may be, but those deciding whether or not to repeat are not alone. Between 2,000 and 3,000 students repeat the Leaving Cert every year. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The days after the CAO offers come out can be a lonely time. While most are bidding a not so fond farewell to the ordeal that was the Leaving Cert and(...)

Candidates were pleased with the selection of questions, but also the clarity of language, in the higher level paper in particular. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill Photographer: Dara Mac Donaill / THE IRISH TIMES

Prayers were answered on the final morning of the Leaving Cert with religious education presenting “one of the nicest, fairest papers we’ve seen,” ac(...)

Students who took a study shortcut by skipping the soil section of the agricultural science Leaving Cert course this year would have had their options limited on a higher level paper that teachers agreed was reasonably fair, but no walkover. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Students who took a study shortcut by skipping the soil section of the agricultural science Leaving Cert course this year would have had their options(...)

The final day of exams was a reasonably good one for the small number of Junior Cert students who were finishing up with Latin, Italian and classical(...)

A Charles Stewart Parnell question came up

Students who played study roulette would have been disappointed upon opening the higher level history paper. The Treaty, which was widely tipped to a(...)

One French question was about snowy mountains

Technology and tablets were popular themes among this year’s exam setters with iPad-type issues appearing on both the Junior and Leaving Cert French (...)

The Twittersphere was abuzz with students trying to guess what the morning’s higher level French exam would hold in store. Those who predicted topi(...)

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