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While this year’s figures show greater participation across most higher level Junior Cert subjects, the number of students getting As is down significantly. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Results for the Junior Certificate examinations show a significant drop in the number of students performing at the very highest level across a broad (...)

Catholic school managers say it is “over-prescriptive” to have to set out details of arrangements for students who do not wish to attend religious instruction.

Campaigners are calling for children who “opt out” of religious instruction classes to have their rights properly respected. The issue has emerged as(...)

Junior Cycle students were asked to identify the new Secretary General of the UN. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The reaction to Wednesday afternoon’s Civic, Social and Political Education (CSPE) exam was largely positive despite featuring some challenging questi(...)

If at the end you still have a few minutes left, you can try to increase your mark by at least 5 per cent. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tomorrow sees the beginning of the written papers in this year’s Junior and Leaving Cert. In both cases, students will sit English paper one in the m(...)

The first wellbeing classes, starting next September,  are aimed at enhancing students’ physical, mental, emotional and social wellbeing. File photograph: Getty Images

Schools will have to reduce the time spent teaching subjects such as science or European languages to facilitate the introduction of “wellbeing” class(...)

  The ASTI picket at Monkstown Park College in Dublin during a strike in November. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Second-level teachers who are members of the ASTI are to take further industrial action “as appropriate”. The ASTI standing committee met on Friday t(...)

Students involved in group work as part of the reformed Junior Cycle.

Just when we thought 2016 couldn’t end quickly enough, up popped our annual visitor, casting a long shadow: school feeder tables. Not quite Trump or(...)

By second year,  females from middle-class professional backgrounds maintain interest in education while another group begins  actively disengaging from school work. Photograph: Getty Images

Children return to school today after the Christmas break and for many of those in third year the mock Junior Certificate exams are only weeks away. (...)

The latest talks follow industrial action which led to the closure of hundreds of secondary schools last year. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Almost 10,000 secondary teachers will lose out on thousands of euro in planned pay increases over the coming months if they reject proposals aimed at (...)

Students taking part in group work as part of the new junior cycle

This week thousands of students will take part in the first ever assessment task linked to the new junior cycle. It may not sound like much, but it’s(...)

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