SYLVIA PLATH DID appear on this afternoon’s Leaving Cert English paper II at higher level, alongside Derek Mahon, Gerard Manley Hopkins and Elizabeth Bishop. Thousands of students had been left despairing last year when neither Plath nor the other stalwart, Seamus Heaney, appeared.
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There’s something for everyone out West this summer.
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We believe university places should be awarded to students based on the ranking they achieved within their school, not their national ranking.
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They were also asked about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, a question which may have thrown students as it is not a compulsory disorder on the syllabus.
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First they were asked to analyse budgets for families on the dole, now it’s essays on poverty and calculating youth unemployment rates.
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How many A4 pages will be used? How many people set the tests? How many subjects are being examined? SO MANY QUESTIONS.
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A shopkeeper bought 25 school blazers at €30 each and 25 trousers at €20 each. How much did they spend?
It’s “I before E, except after C” – everyone knows that.
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Most students were pretty happy with it but would you remember enough to tackle these questions?
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Stress and pressure are, unfortunately, part and parcel of exams. But there are also simple ways to keep calm and perform well.
This year marks the first time that all students at Leaving Cert level will sit the new Project Maths exam.
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Leaving Cert students: consider courses in science, technology, engineering and maths. They’ll give you transferable, mobile skills that are needed in almost every sector.
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While 120,000 students will sit exams over the coming weeks, there’s no need for them to go through the stressful pre-exam period alone.
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The Education Minister said he wants this to be the case, but is it necessary?
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The number of grading bands would be reduced from 14 to eight.
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It could also hamper Ireland’s chances of attracting foreign direct investment, experts say.
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A report from the SEC also found that Shakespeare’s Macbeth is still the most popular text among Higher Level English students.
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We live in a society, not just an economy – and giving additional points to people for accomplishments beyond the academic makes sense, write Aaron McKenna.
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Can’t we get more from our vast historic and modern wellspring of poetry? We are, after all, the nation that has reputedly more poets per square mile than any other in the world, writes Stephen Downes.
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More than 90 per cent of Irish students stay on to complete the exams, according to a report out today.
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5.15pm to be exact.
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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.
Also featuring Brian O’Driscoll wishing Luke Fitgerald the best of luck ahead of the Leaving Cert results.
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Plus: How many people have visited the church in Spain with the botched fresco of Jesus?
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The exam scripts were held back with a further 25 ‘provisionally withheld pending communication’ with students.
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The Leaving Cert is an outdated, crude and brutal instrument that fails to prepare young people for either the realities of third level education or modern life in general, writes Paul Rowe.
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Some 82,000 applications were received by the deadline earlier this month but SUSI are still accepting them.
The State Examinations Commission said today that approximately 4 per cent of candidates had been impacted by the error.
Have mercy on their souls.
There has been a sharp rise in the number of students sitting Higher Level Maths – and the percentage of them getting the top grades.
It’s a big day for the 55,572 students who will receive their results today.
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Results for 53,749 students will be available from tomorrow morning.
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The minister had ordered that the SEC take the errors into account when marking the exam. Results are due out on Wednesday.
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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.
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Warning: the following article contains trigonometry.
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Science minister Sean Sherlock believes the State Examinations Commission will ensure no student loses out over the error.
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The English version of a Maths question mistakenly inserted an extra number – which meant two answers are possible.
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Some 3.1 million exam papers are sitting in boxes across the country right now.
We really hate it when sport and state exams clash.
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No matter how hard you try to forget.