Archive for junior cert

Review of Leaving and Junior Cert promised

Posted in teaching with tags , , on 7 March 2011 by Steve

“The programme for government has backed away from controversial Fine Gael policies on the Irish language and third-level fees – but it is promising a review of both the Leaving and Junior Cert exams …” (more)

[Seán Flynn, Irish Times, 7 March]

Maths potential squandered says TD

Posted in teaching with tags , , , on 15 September 2010 by Steve

“Fine Gael Innovation & Research Spokesperson Deirdre Clune TD has warned that the Government is squandering a vital opportunity to capitalise on the high uptake of maths and science subjects in the Junior Cert …” (more)

[Cork Politics, 15 September]

Exam error ‘did not affect grades’

Posted in Governance and administration with tags on 15 September 2010 by Steve

“Exams authorities have assured Junior Certificate students that an error on one of this year’s business papers did not cost them grades …” (more)

[Niall Murray, Irish Examiner, 15 September]

Save the Junior Cert and make savings at very expensive university level

Posted in teaching with tags , on 11 November 2009 by Steve

Ireland“The attack by Dr Florence Craven on the Junior Certificate (Letters, November 9) defies logic. She begins by stating that it ‘serves no practical purpose’. The Junior Cert provides the first objective standard by which thousands of students have some measure of their abilities in a wide range of subjects …” (more)

[James McGrath, Irish Examiner, 11 November]