Questions about corporation tax, online shopping, a proposed ‘latte levy’, industrial relations at Ryanair, and contactless payments were among the 'everyday' topics spread across this year’s Junior Cert Business Studies paper, the first examination of the new syllabus.
A teenage boy who was hospitalised for four months at a cost of up to €120,000 to the State because of delays in the allocation of a wheelchair has defied the odds and is to start his Junior Certificate exams from home tomorrow. (Wed)
I am writing to express my concern at the demotion of geography as a core subject at junior cycle. Geography as a subject is now more relevant than ever as people need to be aware of the natural environment and its relevance to the future of our planet and species.
Curriculum and exam setters must ensure a vital skill is not further weakened by guaranteeing that a full algebra question will be asked in a shortened Junior Certificate final exam, the chairman of the Irish Maths Teachers Association has urged.