ASTI bans teachers from preparing Junior Cert students for Irish

Pupils will be forced to take entire exam in written format

11th September, 2016
Tens of thousands of Junior Cert students may be forced to sit oral exams without preparation Pic: iStock

The ASTI has banned teachers from preparing tens of thousands of Junior Cert students for oral Irish exams.

It means that students will be forced to do 100 per cent of the Junior Cert exam next summer in written format, rather than being able to get 40 per cent of the marks for their spoken Irish.

The directive also applies to students who are hoping to sit oral exams in other languages such as French, German and...

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