Junior Cycle

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Type: Co-educational Age group: 12-18 years No of students: 513 – boys: 250, girls: 263 Founded: 2006 Fee-paying: NoUniform: Yes Website: gcluimnigh.i(...)

Training teachers: ‘The real meaty work of transforming theory into practice matters more than anything else. This is where the new Junior Cycle will live or die.’ Photograph: Stephen Shepherd/The Image Bank/Getty Images

I’ve never been one to let sleeping dogs lie. I mean, what if the dog’s not sleeping? What if he’s already dead? He could lie there stinking the place(...)

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The Egyptians buried their dead with precious objects. I think I’d like to have my smartphone with me and not because I’m superstitious; I have Google(...)

Student interest in foreign languages continues to increase marginally, although the popularity of French has declined by almost two points to 57.2 per cent.

A drop in higher-level maths honours grades and an increased interest in foreign languages are among the trends in the Junior Cert results published t(...)

There has been a 51 per cent increase in applications to technology courses at third level over the last five years

There has been a 51 per cent increase in applications to technology courses at third level over the last five years, a new study by the Higher (...)

Junior Cert take a  maths examination at St. Raphaela's School, Stillorgan.

PETER MCGUIRE Minister for Education Ruairi Quinn faces renewed challenges in implementing Junior Certificate reform as opposition hardens acro(...)

Asti general secretary Pat King (right) and other union leaders leaving Croke Park II pay talks in January of this year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Secondary schools have lost an average of two full-time teachers since 2009 despite rising student enrolments, according to a Millward Brown su(...)

Secondary school teachers have hit out at Junior Cert reform plans which they say will create competition between schools and between different subject teachers within schools. Photograph: Joe St Leger/The Irish Times

The new Junior Cert will pit school against school and deepen social inequalities in education, teachers say. Secondary school teachers h(...)

26/03/2013  FEATURES TUI  Gerard Craughwell President of the Teachers Union of Ireland . Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

FRIDAY It’s 5.30am and I leave Castlebar for Dublin as the rain buckets down. Floods are shutting(...)

It could be a fraught Easter week for Minister for Education  Ruairí Quinn as he makes his rounds. Photograph: Frank Miller

The three teacher unions gather this week for their annual conventions in venues in Galway, Cork and Wexford. Traditionally a (...)

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