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#State Exams

# state-exams - Friday 31 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules Leaving Cert

Bereaved students will be allowed sit alternative Leaving Cert paper in July under new rules

Earlier this year, a student spoke on the radio about having to sit her Leaving Cert a day after her mother died.

# state-exams - Tuesday 14 May, 2019

From TheJournal.ie 'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams Leaving Cert

'The computer is not marking any work': Exams commission confirms examiners will mark exams

The SEC said reports that some subjects would be marked using computers were ‘misleading’.

# state-exams - Friday 18 January, 2019

From TheJournal.ie Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died State Exams

Minister wants to change system after student had to sit Leaving Cert exam the day after her mother died

Rhona Butler said the current process is not fair on the student, family or school involved.

# state-exams - Wednesday 6 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie D-Day for the nation's secondary school students as the Leaving and Junior Cert gets under way Dun Dun Dun

D-Day for the nation's secondary school students as the Leaving and Junior Cert gets under way

Over 120,000 students around the country will begin their exams today.

# state-exams - Sunday 3 June, 2018

From TheJournal.ie FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon? Splitting The Stones

FactCheck: Is 'exam weather' really an Irish climate phenomenon?

TheJournal.ie’s FactCheck looks at whether students really do make the sun shine for everyone.

# state-exams - Saturday 13 January, 2018

From TheJournal.ie How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams Young Scientist

How a brain-like computer could be used to mark exams

It’s almost as accurate as a human.

# state-exams - Wednesday 15 June, 2016

From TheJournal.ie "That's me!": Donegal student hears about himself during Irish listening exam Leaving Cert

# state-exams - Thursday 28 April, 2016

From TheJournal.ie Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths Leaving Cert

Male students are getting better grades in higher level maths

More students have been opting to do the higher level paper in recent years.

# state-exams - Wednesday 12 August, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Here's how students got on in the Leaving Cert What You Get?

Here's how students got on in the Leaving Cert

Pretty well. Fair play.

# state-exams - Thursday 2 July, 2015

From TheJournal.ie Investigation underway after examiner pictured correcting Leaving Cert paper on a train Not Correct

Investigation underway after examiner pictured correcting Leaving Cert paper on a train

The woman was pictured appearing to correct the higher level history paper on Tuesday.

# state-exams - Friday 5 June, 2015

From The Daily Edge 16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers Brenda And The Wasp

16 ways this year's Junior and Leaving Certs are the funniest f**kers

We all need a laugh at this difficult time.

# state-exams - Wednesday 13 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results CAO 2014

In numbers: The Leaving Certificate results

Which subject had the highest failure rate? Which one had the most amount of As?

From TheJournal.ie Photos: Leaving Cert students collect their results and warm the cockles of our hearts Class Of 2014
From TheJournal.ie Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Were you happy with your Leaving Cert results?

Did you scream with joy, have a little cry, or let out a loud “meh”?

From TheJournal.ie Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here's some useful advice Results Day

Not happy with your Leaving Cert results? Here's some useful advice

“Regardless of what results lie in that envelope, remember all the dedication and hard work you put in”.

# state-exams - Monday 11 August, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Is the CAO points system fair? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Is the CAO points system fair?

Further proposals for a revamp of the Leaving Certificate have been reported this morning.

# state-exams - Saturday 7 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams Prime Numbers

In numbers: The Leaving and Junior Certificate exams

How many A4 pages will be used? How many people set the tests? How many subjects are being examined? SO MANY QUESTIONS.

# state-exams - Wednesday 4 June, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Interesting people, influence and Roy Keane: how day one of the Leaving Certificate went Keano

Interesting people, influence and Roy Keane: how day one of the Leaving Certificate went

The papers were called “comfortable”, but a Home Economics question on soup raised eyebrows.

From The Daily Edge #BeGrand trends in Ireland as country tells students it will all be ok Exam Time

#BeGrand trends in Ireland as country tells students it will all be ok

It’s not the end of the world. Honestly.

From TheJournal.ie Opinion: The State exams start today – but don't let stress get you down Testing Times

Opinion: The State exams start today – but don't let stress get you down

Stress and pressure are, unfortunately, part and parcel of exams. But there are also simple ways to keep calm and perform well.

# state-exams - Tuesday 3 June, 2014

From The Daily Edge 11 Leaving Cert fears that will never, ever leave you Log Books

11 Leaving Cert fears that will never, ever leave you

Leigh anois go curamach…

# state-exams - Sunday 16 March, 2014

From TheJournal.ie Oops! There was a mistake in last year's Junior Cert science paper...and engineers are not happy Dumbing Down

Oops! There was a mistake in last year's Junior Cert science paper...and engineers are not happy Exclusive

The State Examiner admitted the incorrect photo was used in the Physics section, but said it had no affect on students’ answers.

# state-exams - Sunday 18 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system Points Race

Explainer: A beginner’s guide to the CAO Points system

Some of your loved ones might be awaiting a college offer – through a system that mightn’t make sense to many. Here’s our crash course.

# state-exams - Friday 16 August, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year Leaving Cert 2013

Fifty students suspected of cheating in the Leaving Cert this year

The exam scripts were held back with a further 25 ‘provisionally withheld pending communication’ with students.

# state-exams - Wednesday 14 August, 2013

From The Daily Edge 9 adults who are being exceptionally unhelpful about the Leaving Cert Pipe Down

9 adults who are being exceptionally unhelpful about the Leaving Cert

“It doesn’t matter”… “I did crap and look at me”… KEEP IT TO YOURSELVES!

From TheJournal.ie The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate State Exams

The results are out: How students got on with the Leaving Certificate

There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.

# state-exams - Friday 21 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes Leaving Cert

Quinn demands investigation into Leaving Cert Maths mistakes

The minister says the SEC has two jobs now: to ensure no student suffers as a result of the error, and to stop it recurring.

# state-exams - Wednesday 12 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper Oops

Explainer: Here's the problem with the Leaving Cert honours maths paper

Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.

# state-exams - Tuesday 11 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students' State Exams

Marking of Leaving Cert Maths papers 'will reflect time lost by students'

Science minister Sean Sherlock believes the State Examinations Commission will ensure no student loses out over the error.

# state-exams - Monday 10 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers Oops

Errors discovered in Leaving Cert Maths and Junior Cert CSPE papers

The English version of a Maths question mistakenly inserted an extra number – which meant two answers are possible.

# state-exams - Wednesday 5 June, 2013

From The Daily Edge 8 things that go through your head during school exams More Paper Please

8 things that go through your head during school exams

“Only 2 hours, 46 minutes until it’s over”

Open thread: What did you miss during your Junior/Leaving Cert?

We really hate it when sport and state exams clash.

# state-exams - Tuesday 4 June, 2013

From TheJournal.ie Students urged to sleep and eat well as State exams kick off Exams

Students urged to sleep and eat well as State exams kick off

The National Association of Principals and Deputy Principals given a list of tips to help students perform well during exam time.

# state-exams - Thursday 4 October, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system State Exams

Formal Junior Cert exams abolished under new system

Reforms announced by Ruairí Quinn this afternoon replace terminal exams with continual assessment – with the terminal exams scrapped altogether by 2020.

# state-exams - Friday 14 September, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects Battle Of The Sexes

Junior Cert results: Girls outperform boys in 20 out of 23 subjects

Only the stereotypically male strongholds of Maths and Metalwork see boys have a higher proportion of A grades than girls.

# state-exams - Wednesday 15 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important? Your Say This post contains a poll

Poll: Do you think Leaving Certificate results are important?

Almost 56,000 students will be getting their results today – but do Leaving Cert results affect your future?

From TheJournal.ie 'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students Congratulations

'You deserve to celebrate your achievements' - Minister congratulates LC students

Leaving Cert results are being issued to over 55,800 students around Ireland today.

# state-exams - Tuesday 14 August, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Need advice on your Leaving Cert results? Leaving Cert

Need advice on your Leaving Cert results?

Guidance counsellors will be manning the 2012 Exam Helpline to provide information for students, parents and teachers.

# state-exams - Monday 30 July, 2012

From TheJournal.ie FG youth wing says teachers should be forced to correct State exams State Exams

FG youth wing says teachers should be forced to correct State exams

Delegates to Young Fine Gael’s summer school pass a motion saying teachers’ summers should be spent correcting papers.

# state-exams - Tuesday 12 June, 2012

From TheJournal.ie Exams body warns students against hoax 'leaks' after History paper surfaces online State Exams

Exams body warns students against hoax 'leaks' after History paper surfaces online

A version of tomorrow’s Leaving Cert honours History paper has appeared online – but the SEC says it’s not the real deal.

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